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“Great salad, long lines”
Review of Sweetgreen

Ranked #661 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: Manhattan
Description: Founded in 2007, sweetgreen is a destination for delicious food that's both healthy for you and aligned with your values. We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together.
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great salad, long lines”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

They have a lot of good food, though be sure to get there early if you don't like lines starting out in the street. Their assembly line for making your order is somewhat inefficient, as any requests (due to allergies in my case) are not necessarily propagated down the line. When they got the salad done correctly on the second attempt it was very good though. They also have a nice place to people watch at the back of the room, with a view above the line of people.

Visited March 2014
Thank Lars R
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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“Worth Every Minute Waiting In Line & Every Penny Spent!!!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

My oh my!

The lines here are always long and at the door which is certainly a good thing. This place is organic and they only purchase their ingredients locally! What are the odds!

I love salads and I decided to give this place a try and I'm hooked, so hooked that I wait in line for 20 minutes for their salads, yes 20 minute. I've tried various salads here and my favorite which is not even on the menu anymore because it was seasonal was the March Salad! This salad made me crave Sweetgreen day and night.

The March Salad consisted of half shredded kale, half organic mesclun, roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, candied pecans, blue cheese and bacon. This salad is like an explosion of flavors in my mouth, sweet and savory combined. I'm so mad that the salad was only seasonal but I wrote down the ingredients and just do a custom salad that's close to the March Salad.

The staff here is pretty cool, it's assembly line style, you are offered bread at the end. I must admit some staff members are a little lost. Some of them do not listen but that's only a few bad apples in a large bunch. Sweetgreen receives a lot of business day and night!! Lines are long at night also, it's just that good here.

You will never regret going here, I haven't regretted it yet. Oh, they cAn get pricey here once you add protein and cheese. The Mint Lemonade is very tasty also.

Thank Myss_A_NY
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Live Green, Eat Clean”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This quick service salad and wrap restaurant is strong on one particular practice among others, sustainability. Their food is organic and local, proteins are hormone free, antibiotic free and all-natural, they use 100% plant-based compostable packaging non derived from oil, and they use reclaimed and FSC certified materials in the construction of their store. Pretty impressive, huh?

I created my own salad with organic mesclun, local apples, mushrooms, raw beets and roasted sweet potatoes.

You can read my full review with photos at http://sprungonfood.com/2014/03/10/sweetgreen

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank sprungonfood
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Healthy fast food that tastes great”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Being new to the "make your own salad" idea, the staff were friendly and helpful and let me sample a few things. The end result was amazing. The produce was fresh, it tasted great, and the portion was easily enough for two meals for me.
If I lived in NYC this would be somewhere I'd frequent. As it is, I'll definitely be making a return visit or two during my stay.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Just to say, I totally agree with all the previous thoughts and superlatives that were given by the other contributors…
Its a great place, for everyone, but superb for vegetarians!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Ben B
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