My office recently moved to 57th between 7th & Broadway, closer to Broadway. For lunch I usually get a the kind of salad where I can choose the items and they mix it together.
I've tried a few places in the immediate area, and none of them have been great:
Pax -- was just ok, and then I found a bug in it and, while I realize that this can happen anywhere, it just turned me off.
Pick-A-Bagel -- they have all of the ingredients that I like, but it never tastes fresh. More than once the crunchy noodles have been stale, the blue cheese, tasted old and today the hearts of palm just tasted sour and awful.
Whole Foods -- a little further than I'd like to go, plus I can never seem to make a salad that costs less than $12.
Mangia -- again, a little pricer than I'd like.
Does anyone have any suggestions?