I don't usually go to the generic delis because they're not that exciting, but a 50% off grand opening special will draw me in. I got a salad (always craving those in hot weather), which is $6.95 for the small size.
For the base price, you get the greens, 1 item from group A (meats), 1 item from group B (nuts) and 3 items from group C (your regular vegetables). I don't put nuts in salad so I was able to switch it for 1 from group A and 4 from group C. Group C is cheaper so they were better off anyway.
I got a spinach salad with spicy chicken, chickpeas, onions, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. It was fine. Nothing special, but good for a hot day like today (and for under $4, even better!). I did like that the vegetables all seemed very fresh, especially the onions. Some of the generic salad counters have veggies that are just OK.
Cafe 45 also has some Asian options like bibimbap. Maybe I'll try that next time.
Cafe 45 is on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (closer to 5th).