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Make Your Own Salad Bowl: 5 Places in Cairo to Satisfy Your Salad Fantasies

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Make Your Own Salad Bowl: 5 Places in Cairo to Satisfy Your Salad Fantasies
    written by
    Nelly Ezz

    Salads went mainstream in Cairo about ten years ago, and aren’t we glad it did? No longer just a side or an afterthought dish, salads are now a must for mains or even a main on their own. The growing popularity of healthy foods over the years is helping to drive people’s new appreciation for a good salad. But, in doing so, people now are also expecting to level up on flavour, colour, aesthetics and creativity when it comes to menu building. People are discovering that there’s more to salads than what meets the eye. Rather than a meal accompaniment, consumers want filling, healthy, and delicious salads.

    Since today’s consumers want inspiring combinations to make their salad a complete meal, some healthy joints opted to bring in the “Make-Your-Own” salad option. This concept includes having a variety of pasta, grains, nuts and pulses to transform salad bowls into a complete tasty meal. So, if you’re looking for a quick salad fix around Cairo, here are a few places to head to today:

    Self Juicery

    Even though Self Juicery has many creative salad options on its menu, you can opt to make yours with all the ingredients they have on display. But, you can also add protein to existing creative salad options like it’s Tulum Salad, Greek Salad, and Cobb Salad. You can find branches in 6th of October, Zamalek, Maadi, New Cairo, and Hacienda. 


    From humble beginnings as a juicery in Zamalek, Lychee has become one of Egypt’s most prominent names in healthy eats. Even though various salad options are already enticing, Lychee also allows us to make our own salad in medium and large sizes for pick up or delivery. We also can choose our preferred ingredients through their website – talk about convenience! You can find Lychee in Gouna and Cairo, or call 15522 for more information.


    The first spot to start the salad race in Cairo was Saladero. This Zamalek hotspot won the hearts of healthy food seekers since it first opened many years ago on Al Gabalayah street. Saladero has many to-go options, but you can also choose to make your own salad or grab a wrap or a fresh juice with your order. 

    Salad Fiesta

    With eight branches in Cairo and one in Port Said open so far, Salad Fiesta has levelled up on quick healthy to-go options. You can find everything you want, from the base and essentials to premium ingredients and dressings for a pocket-friendly make-your-own-salad deal. This also goes for their wrap options, but don’t forget to give their smoothies, mocktails, hot platters, and yoghurts bowls a try as well.

    Be Good To You

    Be Good To You is another healthy hot spot in Katameya Heights for everyone who has just finished their workout. Known for its super healthy options and vegan speciality items, BGTY gives us the option to make our own Buddha Bowls and Salads. Located in Katameya Heights Tennis ClubHouse, BGTY definitely deserves a visit if you’re in the area.