Sweetgreen is not your average salad eatery, as soon as you walk in you are aware that you have just entered an eco friendly establishment. From the décor of the wooden tabletops to the forks and the bowls, this is definitely a mindful restaurant.
The great thing about Sweetgreen is that you can choose from their signature salads that are on their menu or you can create your own. Choices like spinach, mesclun, even quinoa and over 15 dressing choices (with vegan and gluten-fee options), allow you to make the salad of your dreams! The eatery is like an assembly line, all of their fresh ingredients are out for display behind glass while you pick and choose what you want on your salad, once you get to the end they ask if you want your dressing to be applied light, medium, or heavy.
The wisest decision of course was to choose a signature salad and to also create a salad. Starting with their signature Santorini. Ingredient list: romaine, roasted shrimp, feta cheese, grapes, chickpeas and cucumber basil yogurt dressing with fresh lemon applied heavy. The shrimp was substituted out for their roasted tofu, coming from a carnivore; their tofu is extremely flavorful and delicious. The salad was fresh and light tasting. Next, create your own salad ingredient list: romaine, chicken, bacon, grapes, cranberries, feta cheese, croutons, and Caesar dressing applied heavy. The Caesar dressing was so savory and added a great dimension to the salads freshness. Both salads were sizeable and filling and come with a baguette.
Beneath their menu is a listing of all the local farms and bakeries some of their ingredients come from, it’s always nice to support local and see who exactly you are supporting. After the salads are done, you can grab some of their fat free, all natural tart frozen yogurt and get toppings like strawberries, baked apples and pecans.
The health benefits of eating at Sweetgreen really make this place a winner. With eight DC locations, there really is no excuse not to go. When you leave Sweetgreen you can leave with a full stomach and an empty conscious!