New Sweetgreen Doing A Pay-What-You-Like Benefit For Fair Food

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Farm-focused, DC-based salad bar and fro-yo chain Sweetgreen has opened the doors of their newest Philly outpost at 924 Walnut Street, and they’re introducing themselves to Center City by throwing a little party.

Tomorrow, Sweetgreen is offering pay-what-you-like pricing on their line of sandwiches, salads, and juices and all proceeds will benefit Fair Food, a non-profit focused on connecting Philadelphians to local foods.

Have some for lunch tomorrow from from 11:00 until 4:00.

Sweetgreen [Official]

Sweetgreen Lands Center City Location

Sweetgreen comes to Center City.

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Sweetgreen, the farm-to-table quick serve salad spot has been looking for a Center City location since it landed in University City in 2011. And now comes word that D.C. based chain has secured a lease at 924 Walnut Street in the former home of Bonte Coffee.

Sweetgreen [Official Site]

Around the Web: Sweetgreen Endorsement, New Taco Trucks & Adsum Two Ways

Living on the Vedge enthusiastically endorses Sweetgreen, claiming the University City salad shop puts the “sass back in salad.” [Living on the Vedge]

Drawing for Food wasn’t the biggest fan of Guapos Tacos but they found a taco truck they do like. La Marqueza Taco Truck weekends at 22nd and the Parkway and has been spotted on the 1400 block of Spring Garden on weekdays. [Drawing for Food]

Penn Appetit takes two looks at Adsum, one for hedonists and another for pescatarians. [Penn Appetit]

Foodzings over orders at Dim Sum Garden but enjoys it all anyway. [Foodzings]

The Feast gets rather excited for the sandwiches coming out of Jay’s Deli at 13th and Spruce. [The Feast]

Quick Bites: Sweetgreen to Penn, New Thai to South

Sweetgreen’s second area location opens today in the Radian building on Penn’s campus.

Pico de Gallo is going to become Sawatdee, a Thai restaurant by Samarn “Tony” Inchote who has been a chef at Dmitri’s. Look for the BYOB to open in June. [The Insider]

Michael Klein has more details on what will be on the menu at Northern Liberties’ Blind Pig . [The Insider]

Next Year We Can Eat Healthy

As we prepare for a week plus of binge eating and drinking it is nice to know there are some new healthy options on the horizon.

  • Sweetgreen (Now Open)
  • Freshii (January 3rd) – Menu (PDF)
  • Pure Fare (Mid-January)

New year, new health [Metro Philadelphia]

SweetGreen Brings “Food That Fits” to Ardmore

We’re quite enamored by Sweetgreen’s web site and food photos. The highly polished concept comes from Washington DC where seven stores have opened in just three years. Their first Philadelphia area location opens Wednesday at Suburban Square in Ardmore. The menu is made up of salads, frozen yogurt and seasonal sides and soups. We’ve been having fun with the build-your own salad option on the web site.

Sweetgreen hits the now familiar notes of local, sustainable, reclaimed and green. The Ardmore store will use solar panels on the roof to power lighting.

Sweetgreen [Official Site]