Fast-casual salad slinger Sweetgreen is known for going the extra mile when it comes to, well, being green. In addition to serving fresh, nutritious ingredients and menus that change with the seasons, the D.C.-based chain makes a point to source from local and regional food producers. Just last month, it launched the Zahav Bowl by Mike Solomonov.
The latest local vendor to supply the stores here? North Philly’s own Philly Bread.
Philly Bread founder and baker Pete Merzbacher, known for his iconic Philly Muffin (an upsized, sourdough take on the English classic), spent a month working with Sweetgreen to perfect the recipe for a special loaf that will be sold exclusively alongside their salads. His bakery makes perfect sense as a supplier, since Merzbacher himself makes a point to source locally grown and milled grains from Doylestown-based Castle Valley Mill before grinding them fresh in his Olney bakery.
The collaborators had goal in mind besides local partnership and tasty bread: reducing food waste. The new loaf is baked to fit perfectly into a Sweetgreen salad bowl, creating less leftover bread at the end of the day.
You can get the exclusive Philly Bread loaf alongside your healthy salad at Philly-area Sweetgreen locations.