Washington, DC Restaurant Review: Sweetgreen

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

I wasn’t looking for a salad for dinner in DC when I was there the week before last.  No, far to the contrary. But after going to two Thai restaurants only to find that neither of them offered both gluten free and vegan food, I ended up at Sweetgreen

I’ve eaten at Sweetgreen before in DC and really enjoyed it, so I wasn’t entirely sorry.  This time I went for the spicy sabzi salad, the lentil soup and the cranberry ginger green tea.

Dinner!

Dinner!

The lentil soup was a major let down.  It was watery and seriously lacked flavor.  Even worse, it was only lukewarm when served.  I had a few spoonfuls, but couldn’t bring myself to finish it.

Lukewarm Lentil Soup

Lukewarm Lentil Soup

But the salad, oh my! The spicy sabzi salad was loaded with fresh baby spinach, kale, baked tofu, spicy broccoli, quinoa, beets, carrots, sprouts and sriracha. I am not a big dressing person at the best of times, so I skipped that, but added a touch of salt and pepper.  The vegetables were fresh and crispy and the baked tofu was delicious. So very, very good.

Superb Spicy Sabzi Salad!

Superb Spicy Sabzi Salad! 

The cranberry ginger green tea is also something I’d skip next time. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t great.  I was hoping for more of a ginger kick, but it barely even registered. 

Sweetgreen really is known for their salads and that is what they excel at. I will definitely go back, but next time I’ll stick with what they are great at. 

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