Local Gem: Sweetgreen

If you've ventured down Boylston over the past couple of months, you may have noticed the new lunch spot,


. Sweetgreen is a revolutionary take on fast food - healthy, local, and environmentally friendly. This unique salad spot was started by young entrepreneurs in Washington D.C. and quickly spread up the coast. Sweetgreen is already looking to open its second Boston location (Fort Point District)! And, being the treehugger that I am, I had to check this place out see what all the fuss is about. First, I need to mention, I am not a huge salad person. When it comes down to it, at a typical restaurant I'm always going to order the pizza instead, but the December Salad I got at Sweetgreen is a total GAME CHANGER. I loved it! It was rich, flavorful and filling. 

Unfortunately, it is no longer December, so this salad has already retired. But, I am pumped to try the

January Salad


  • organic mesclun 
  • shredded kale 
  • kimchi 
  • apples
  • organic carrots
  • sesame seeds
  •  raw beets
  • cucumbers
  • topped with miso sesame ginger vinaigrette

Um, yum! I'm also itching to try their take on the cobb salad. In addition to salads, they have some awesome organic iced tea options, which are always changing. And, most importantly, after visiting Sweetgreen, I can confirm that they are really living up to their sustainability commitment. Everything they give customers is compostable. The "landfill" trash receptacle indicates that nothing from Sweetgreen should be placed in there (aka it is for the polystyrene cups from your last Dunkin run).  

Sweetgreen undoubtedly earns our

"JUGs Approved"


- Cameron