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Dish of the Day: Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken

Friday, September 06, 2013 /by
Photo by Andrew Friedman
Photo by Andrew Friedman

Day 12: Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken
Where: Village Market (northwest corner of Food Village)
Cost: $14

As the U.S. Open builds to its conclusion, we were seeking something relatively healthful to balance the indulgences of the past two weeks. We found it at the Village Market, a grab-and-go concession on the less populated northwest corner of the Food Village (the side closer to Arthur Ashe Stadium). There, four ready-made salads are on offer, a Spinach Salad, Mediterranean Salad, a Chopped Salad, and a Kale Salad.

All are (over)priced at $14, and all topped with grilled chicken, which might be a case of "give the people what they want" but still feels a bit limited. Nonetheless, the kale salad we sampled, which focuses on the "it" green of the moment, was a suitable late-summer lunch, featuring yellow beans, green beans, tomato, carrots, cucumbers, and a honey-dijon vinaigrette. There are also a selection of sandwiches here, as well as chips, cookies, and other sundry items. A quick, no-frills dining option away from the frenzy of the big name vendors across the way… nothing more and nothing less.

Click here for more Dishes of the Day from the 2013 U.S. Open.

In addition to his duties as an editor at-large for TENNIS, Andrew Friedman writes about food, chefs, and the restaurant industry. He has written or co-written more than 25 chef-focused books and cookbooks and chronicles his travels in the culinary world on his website, Toqueland.


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