I love salads for lunch, but I have found my problem in NYC is the price you have to pay for a decent salad. Â Head over to any lunch spot, and you’ll find yourself paying per topping or visiting the dreaded weight scale. Â I don’t know about you, but forking up $7.25 for a salad at Europa that consists of egg whites, shrimp, mozzerella and tomatos is almost unacceptable.
Luckily, my lunch buddy Tim introduced me to Tasty today. Â Located on 30th and Madison (and there is an UWS location too), Tasty has a selection of sandwiches, breakfast items and salads. Â For $6.95 for a small salad or $7.95 for a large, you can get a choice of a “meat”, such as shrimp or chicken, a choice of three premium toppings, such as bacon, avocado or mozzerella, and then an unlimited amount of regular salad toppings, like roasted red peppers or tomatos. Â The selection of toppings is extensive and even includes hard boiled eggs and pasta salad. Â I loaded up my salad, grabbed a complimentary roll and butter on my way out the door and for a grand total of $7.55 (with tax), had an incredible lunch.
Tasty also has what I love – the frequent buyer card. Â Purchase 10 salads or sandwiches, and you’ll get your next one free. Â When it comes to going out for a salad at lunch, you can bet I’ll be visiting Tasty.The Basics Name: Â Tasty Location: 126 Madison Ave (between 30-31st) Â and on 71st and Broadway Who to take: Self, co-workers Price: Typical NYC (for lunch). $$. Overall: Â Put it in the rotation. Â 4 Stars.Â