Definition of salad bar in US English:

salad bar


  • A counter or table in a restaurant or supermarket on which a variety of prepared salads and salad ingredients are displayed for self-service.

    ‘a salad bar is a great option as long as you pick the right things’
    • ‘You may even know so much about the company by now that you're looking forward to the cafeteria's Thursday salad bar.’
    • ‘"Take unlimited trips to our gourmet salad bar!"’
    • ‘If your only image of broccoli is the kind served raw on a sad looking salad bar, think again.’
    • ‘The average salad bar uses thirty-five pounds of ice per cubic foot of display area.’
    • ‘The tomatoes in the salad bar vanish, replaced by green peppers.’
    • ‘As at a salad bar, shoppers can pick from 14 varieties of fresh olives from Greece, Italy and Turkey.’
    • ‘All the daily specials include a salad of your choice from their attractive salad bar.’
    • ‘Even after the novelty wore off, about a third of the children eating lunch, along with teachers and others, continued to choose the salad bar.’
    • ‘Baby corn is a specialty item best to dress up a farmers' market display or a fancy salad bar.’
    • ‘Both buffets include a 42-item salad bar.’
    • ‘So why did we completely bypass the yummy and healthy fruits and veggies in the salad bar?’