sweetgreen has just opened its second organic farm-to-table salad location in an industrial space at Boston’s Fort Point Channel. The 24th store of the brand opened by three Georgetown grads followed the Back Bay location opening last summer.
If you aren’t familiar with the sweetgreen concept, think healthy greens and grains along with fresh pressed raw juices and hearty soups. They work with local farms, even featuring a chalkboard “Local List” showcasing the nearby farms and ingredients featured on the menu. For example, you may find fruit from Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, cheese from local dairies and the VB6 sweetgreen Quinoa Salad, developed by cookbook author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.
sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by Georgetown University graduates Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, who believed the community would benefit from a healthy, delicious, and eco-friendly dining option.
We visited the Fort Point location in Boston recently and sampled a variety of salads, including the district cobb, a massive combination of shredded kale + chopped romaine with roasted chicken, goat cheese, hard boiled egg, bacon, raw corn, avocado and grape tomatoes; topped with an agave dijon vinaigrette.
The spicy sabzi was one of our favorites filled with organic baby spinach + shredded kale with spicy quinoa, spicy broccoli, carrots, raw beets, basil, sprouts and roasted tofu; topped with a carrot chili vinaigrette and a squeeze of spicy sriracha.
We couldn’t get enough of the warm rice bowl special and earth bowl staple, chock full of healthful warm grains + organic arugula with roasted chicken, white cheddar, grape tomatoes, raw corn and spicy broccoli; topped with a pesto vinaigrette.
If you prefer to design your own salad instead of choosing from the menu of signature salads, customized ones start with a green base of organic arugula, organic mesclun, organic baby spinach, chopped romaine, shredded kale, warm grains or wild rice. Then you can add up to four different ingredients like organic basil, red onion, toasted almonds, red grapes, raw corn and cucumbers. You can also include some premiums like roasted chicken, a hard boiled egg, baked falafel or local goat cheese. Dressings here are flavorful and delicious and include everything from a carrot chili vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar and sriracha to lemon squeeze, truffle oil and cucumber basil yogurt.
sweetgreen is located at 372 Congress Street in Boston, Mass. For more information, call (857) 263-7916 or visit them online at www.sweetgreen.com. They also host a variety of fitness and art classes so be sure to check out their schedule online at www.sweetgreen.com/passport.