Now You Can Get Some Philly Bread With Your Sweetgreen Salad

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

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.

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YUM: Michael Solomonov Gets His Very Own Sweetgreen Salad

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Look at Sweetgreen, so crafty with ways to make their product — the lowly salad — one of the most exciting foods money can buy. Besides appealing to youngins with branded store sign verbiage (see: Beyonce and Kanye West references like “hot sauce in my bag, er, bowl” and “I made that peach famous”), they collaborate with big names in food — David Chang (Momofuku), Dan Barber (Blue Hill), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl) — to keep the menu fresh and relevant. It’s a pretty neat business model — even Kendrick Lamar has his own salad: Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe.

And on April 28th, Philly’s own Michael Solomonov will join these celebrity-types with Sweetgreen’s Zahav Bowl.

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The Checkup: The Ingredient Swap to Instantly Upgrade Your Lunch Salads

• Forking the same ol’ spinach salad into your mouth day after day after day can eat away at your soul. So if you’ve been doing just that since Myspace mattered, it’s time to switch it up: Take note of these six little-used vitamin-packed greens, from sorrel to baby Swiss chard to dandelion greens, that will spice up your salad game, stat. [Shape]

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Yippee! Sweetgreen’s 5th Philly-Area Location Opens This Month 

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Photo courtesy Sweetgreen

Mall days are mentally exhausting thanks to the endless choices that need to be made throughout: Should I buy the clog/sandal shoes that could be cute or could make me look like someone’s great-great-great aunt? Or should I not? Should I use my credit card to buy said clog/sandal shoes? Or should I be a responsible human and cut my credit card up right then and there? Should I allow a stranger to massage my head with a weird tool they’re trying to sell me? Or should I run away as fast as humanly possibly?

And now there’s another decision to add to the list, at least if you’re going to King of Prussia Mall: To eat Shake Shack or Sweetgreen? I foresee this decision sucking up a lot of my brain power.

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New Pizza Shop Coming to Rittenhouse Will Have — Drumroll, Please — Salad Pizza 

Salad Pizza | Photo courtesy &pizza

Salad Pizza | Photo courtesy &pizza

Yesterday, our friends over at Foobooz clued everyone into the fact that D.C.-based &pizza — a pizza chain that focuses on made-to-order pies made with organic dough and seasonal, local ingredients — will be setting up shop in Rittenhouse come fall. And one of the menu items they’ll be bringing to our fair city? Salad Pizza. I repeat: Salad Pizza. I.e. Pizza you can’t possible feel guilty about eating because it’s topped with SALAD.

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14 Make-Ahead Lunch Salads That Are Anything But Sad

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During the workday, lunch is something to look forward to. If you’re not big on breakfast, it’s your first meal of the day and even if you did chow down on a morning meal, by the time noon rolls around, dreams of stuffing food into your face are probably floating around in your mind.

But, alas, the never-ending problem with work lunches: Making a healthy lunch every morning before can be impossible. And in comes Sweetgreen (and a Sweetgreen-sized dent in your bank account). But not anymore, friends: Here are 14 recipes for salads you can make the night before (or earlier!) and grab on your way out the door in the morning. They are guaranteed to make your lunch break the happy hour it is supposed to be — and help to deal with your eating-out addiction.  Read more »

Honeygrow Prepares New Menu

Philly Roast Pork Stir-Fry | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Philly Roast Pork Stir-Fry | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Honeygrow is on the verge of rolling out a new menu at each of its stores. The rollout of the new menu will begin with the reopening of the original store at 110 South 16th Street. A date that hasn’t been set but is still a couple of weeks away. From there, culinary director David Katz will oversee the rollout the rest of the stores. The new menu will include new salads and stir-frys.

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Make: Roasted Kale Salad with Dried Cherries and Toasted Nuts

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

Goat cheese and I, we’re new friends. I’ve learned that, with some repetition and an open mind, taste preference can change; I’ve been working on this particular change, little by little.

This salad was my gateway-to-goat cheese recipe. I’ve made it so many times this fall and winter that our relationship is really heating up. By roasting the kale just a bit (not till it turns into chips, mind you), the bitterness is cut and the natural sweetness comes out. In fact, now that I think about it, this has become my new favorite way to eat the bitter green.

Dried cherries and toasted nuts create the savory crunch and sweet chew that can change a tasty dish into a perfect one. Bonus: This recipe is 100 percent New Year’s resolution approved.  Read more »

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