Salads are synonymous with summertime living, especially in Kelowna where it can get pretty hot and you won’t feel like turning the oven on. They’ve evolved past a handful of iceberg lettuce with shaved carrots and a couple tomatoes, to become vibrant and delicious masterpieces that are much more than the healthy option.
Kelowna, with its numerous orchards and vineyards, is a haven for health-conscious individuals seeking fresh food options. Whether you prefer dining in, grabbing a quick to-go option, or sourcing top-quality supplies to create your own at home, we’ve got you covered for Kelowna’s best salads.
Salads at Dine-In Restaurants
Just outside of the Orchard Park mall is Milestones – a great spot with a wide variety of food and no pretensions. Their friendly staff are always willing to give you recommendations depending on what you’re looking for. We suggest the California Spring salad for a light and refreshing summer dish. You can get it either as a starter or an entrée if you’re feeling hungry.
2121 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC
6km (12 min drive) from The Shore
Frankie We Salute You
As one of Kelowna’s best vegetarian restaurants, Frankie We Salute You boasts plenty of local ingredients and fresh spins on what vegetarian food should be. Their menu can change seasonally but right now we’re obsessed with the Blueberry Pistachio Spinach Salad. Their cocktail and dessert menu are also worth checking out!
Location in the Landmark District Market, you’ll find yourself right near the Parkinson Recreation Centre. Why not drop in for a swim before lunch?
1717 Harvey Ave #6, Kelowna, BC
5.5km (10 min drive) from The Shore
Cactus Club Cafe – Kelowna Yacht Club
For a meal with a view, head down to the waterfront to Cactus Club. Enjoy lunch on their beautiful patio (equipped with misters for those hot days) and overlook the Kelowna Yacht Club. Their expansive menu is full of delicious food and drinks to choose from. While there are multiple salad options, we recommend the Raincoast Greens for a light, healthy option featuring grilled chicken, creamy avocado, and an extra kick of spicy pecans.
For a fun twist on a Cactus Club original, we also love their Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps turned into a salad, either on a bed of lettuce or rice. This isn’t on the menu, so you’ll need to ask your server for a modification if you’d like to give it a try!
1370 Water St #1, Kelowna, BC
5.3km (12 min drive) from The Shore
A go-to for the freshest ingredients and fast service, Freshii boasts a wide selection of salads and bowls to choose from. For straight salads, you can’t go wrong with a kale caesar or fiesta. Or make it heartier by grabbing one of their warm or cold bowls with added rice or noodles.
Freshii is well known for their cold-pressed juices and elixirs, so you can get an extra vitamin boost with your meal.
1717 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC
5.3km (11 min drive) from The Shore
Set very close to the Shore is another fresh and fast choice – Chopped Leaf. Their menu is bold and wholesome, made using fresh ingredients and delicious flavours. Choose one of their set menu salads or build your own with greens, proteins, veggies, and extra toppings. We enjoy the Mediterranean and the Santa Fe.
3151 Lakeshore Rd Unit 12, Kelowna, BC
750m (5 min drive / 10 min walk) from The Shore
This health-conscious grocery store features a delightful salad bar, where you can customize your salad with an array of fresh greens, vibrant vegetables, protein-packed toppings, and delicious dressings. Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a hearty lunch, Nature’s Fare Markets is a go-to spot for satisfying your salad cravings.
1876 Cooper Rd Unit 120, Kelowna, BC
5.3km (11 min drive) from The Shore
Make Your Own Salad Masterpiece
With full, modern kitchens and ample space for preparing and hosting, the Shore is a great setting to create your favourite salads. If you’re looking for fresh ingredients, we suggest checking out our post on where to get groceries and other essentials.
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few easy salad recipes to get your creativity flowing:
Mango Chickpea Salad
This recipe is the perfect choice for an easy summer salad. The crunch of the chickpeas and the sweetness of the mango are a fun surprise.
Italian Pasta Salad
A little heartier, this Italian pasta salad is delicious and quick to make. Full of flavour, it’s a hit at any gathering.
Greens, veggies, bread… need we say more? Try out this recipe tonight. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Stay at the Shore
In addition to being a great home base to cook at, the Shore’s suites offer beautiful views from the deck, in-suite laundry, and high speed wifi so you can work or play during your time in the Okanagan.