Salad

Editors’ Pick

If you think salads are boring, you need to get down to the locally owned Aloha Salads. With about 70 ingredients and 20 dressings (many of them homemade) from which to choose, there’s no risk of not meeting your five-a-day at this place. Design your own creation or the saladistas will toss up one of the store’s signature salads. Each one has its own following among Aloha Salads’ regulars. One woman has even ordered the same salad—Aloha Mediterranean with chicken—every day since the Kailua store opened three years ago. The two bestsellers are the Ono Island Ahi and the Aloha Passion. We love the Paia Pomegranate, with its baby spinach and bursts of fresh strawberries, mint and feta, topped with a dusky (antioxidant-rich) pomegranate dressing. Kailua Shopping Center, K-ahala Mall, Ward Warehouse, www.alohasalads.com