Best of Philly 2009: Salad
8501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19188
We aren’t a town known for our greens. Which is why the meal-sized tossed salads at Cake have us going out of our way to set lunch dates at this charming Chestnut Hill bakery-slash-cafe, a former greenhouse with a French-picnic atmosphere. There are enjoyable standards like tuna Niçoise, classic chopped versions, and a carbed-up sesame chicken and udon noodle salad. But what we really love are the inventive options, like the generous Greek grain salad cleverly amped up with wheat berries, barley and red wine/dill vinaigrette, or the colorful roasted beet and mango dish tossed in vanilla oil with pomegranate balsamic syrup.