One of the best parts of working in Flatiron was my discovery of Sweetgreen, which serves some of the most delicious salads and rice+veggie bowls I’ve ever had. The model is very similar to other salad places – you can make your own salad from a variety of veggie bases, toppings and dressings. But Sweetgreen has amazing signature salads that are so good you don’t even want to think about making your own!
There are an abundance of signature salads to choose from – some of them are set and served all year round and others change with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each time I come to Sweetgreen, I keep saying that I’m going to make my own salad but I always end up picking one of their signature salads because they sound so good!
My very first Sweetgreen salad was their Kale Caesar made with a base of shredded kale and chopped romaine. It is mixed with cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, roasted chicken, parmesan crisps, freshly squeezed lime juice and caesar dressing. You get the option of picking between light, medium or heavy for your dressing. It’s the same price no matter which option you pick, which is great for those of us who like their dressing on the heavy side. The salad is crisp and super delicious. The parmesan crisps are a great supplement to the standard crouton.
There are a bunch of other options on the signature menu but my favorite – even before the yummy Kale Caesar – is the Avocobbo, which features shredded kale and chopped romaine mixed with tomatoes, raw corn, half an avocado, bacon, an egg, roasted chicken and a blue-cheese dressing. I’m a huge fan of cobb salads and this one is just 10x better because it has avocado and blue-cheese dressing, which makes the salad super creamy. The ingredients all mix together perfectly to form a fresh and hearty salad.
The best part is that they give you a piece of bread to soak up the dressing! The bread is usually pretty soft and easy to eat. Even though the line looks intimidating, it’s always moving. The workers behind the counter are very efficient and you’re usually in and out within 15 minutes – which is a steal during peak lunch hours!
If you’re in the mood for a fresh, delicious, gourmet salad, Sweetgreen is the right place for you!