Heavens be praised. We’ve been hearing rumors about a Sweetgreen location opening near Rittenhouse for awhile now, but the folks over at the Philadelphia Business Journal were just able to confirm that it’s coming, for real for real (!!), to 1821 Chestnut Street.
Pssst! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Our pals at City Fit Girls are hosting their free weekly group run tonight, with a little something extra (and delicious) for anyone who comes out.
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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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.Â 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 willÂ use solar panels on the roof to power lighting.
Sweetgreen [Official Site]
What’s on the Menu at the Village Belle?
After a New York detour, South Philly brothers return to their roots with a new restaurant.
Sweetgreen Coming to Suburban Square
Opening soon: A new frozen yogurt and build-your-own salad spot.
A meal at Matyson awakens a forgotten hunger in our restaurant reviewer.
Restaurant Club [Philadelphia Magazine]