Sweetgreen is one of New York City’s most popular salad bars. With locations in Flatiron (at The NoMad), TriBeCa, NoLiTa and Williamsburg, Sweetgreen is growing rapidly and establishing its presence throughout the city. You can take your salad to go or stay and sit in the shop’s casual-chic atmosphere. Their ingredients are local and organic and they put a lot of effort into sustainability. New Yorkers loved the concept, which is why Sweetgreen is has since spread to DC, too! If you go around lunchtime, be prepared to wait in a line that can stretch outside the door… it’s worth the wait, I promise! …
Sweetgreen has the typical salad bar layout; either choose a signature salad (like Rad Thai) or make your own from the selection of amazing bases and toppings. I love the kale ceasar- however basic it may sound. It’s gluten free and one of the best kale salads I have ever had. But if you want to design your own, you should be creative with greens or wild rice and add toppings like chilled citrus shrimp and parmesan crisps. Bonus: all dressings are gluten free! Unfortunately, the curry cauliflower + quinoa salad, Earth bowl, and hummus tahini salads are NOT gluten free, but with so may other incredible options, I don’t mind having to sit these few out.
To beat the lunch rush, I recommend placing your order through the website so you can skip the line when you pick up. To all out of town readers… check out Sweetgreen in Boston, NYC, LA, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland! It’s 100% worth your while!!