Sweetgreen

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84 Very Good

The salad chain as lifestyle brand.

1164 Broadway, New York, NY, 10001

646-449-8884

http://sweetgreen.com/

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The lowdown

Salad bars are often generic, joyless places, but this growth-minded juggernaut has made the notion of tossed roughage fresh and exciting, which is no mean feat. And by wisely not stinting on fat and protein, signature combos like the kale Caesar and the fish taco do solve the eternal nutritional dilemma: how to make salad satisfying. There is no air of quiet desperation, of joyless calorie counts or ingrained eating disorders. The greens are unfailingly fresh, the combinations inventive. Thought has been given to texture and crunch, to flavor blasts from fresh herbs and citrus, to dressings that are offered, as you make your way down the salad-assembly line, in “light, medium, or heavy?” applications, depending on the number of revolutions the squeeze bottle makes around the circumference of the bowl.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

What you need to know

Recommended DishesHarvest bowl; kale Caesar.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized