For the last couple of years, make you own salad places have been popping up all over Toronto. They've been big in the US for a long time...just starting to become widespread.
I've been to several and for sure have my favorites:
Sandwich Box (yonge and eg or richmond and spadina) is by far the best IMO. Incredibly fresh ingredients (the chick peas and lentils they use are not canned - they are fresh) and they have some really lovely options - sauteed bok choy, kale and beet salad, steamed asparagus, hearts of palm etc. Plus their soups - one vegan and one not are always really good.
Lettuce or now Freshii - used to be really good....but their ingredients have gone downhill fast. They don't have beets anymore...their tuna is always stale. And the scoops that they use are soooo teeny that you barely get a decent amount in your salad.
Salad Spa - the worst of them by far. Factory chopped ingredients. Very run of the mill options. Looks like a bad cafeteria.
What about all of you? What are your favorites and which ones to avoid?