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Sweetgreen is Making Major Changes to Their Core Menu

Say goodbye to the OMG Omega, hello to Sweetgreen's new Curry Chickpea Bowl.


Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.

Sweetgreen is no stranger to mixing up their menu. And for that we can thank them — the world has enough boring, flavorless salads as it is. But while we’re always on the lookout for their latest celeb collab — like their new Nancy’s Chopped Salad with Nancy Silverton —  there are some menu classics that we never expected to disappear. Until now.

Sweetgreen’s “core menu” — the salads and bowls that don’t rotate with the season and include fan-favorites like Guacamole Greens and the Harvest Bowl — is getting a major facelift. On March 29, Sweetgreen is making “the largest amount of changes to the core menu in the history of Sweetgreen,” a spokesperson for the salad chain tells us.

Why the big change? According to a Sweetgreen spokesperson, the restaurant had been receiving feedback about the kinds of things people are interested in seeing on the menu — from specific ingredients, like lentils, to generally more vegetarian and vegan-friendly items.

But before you panic: Not all of the core menu is getting the boot. The Harvest Bowl isn’t going anywhere, guys. But what you won’t see on the menu any longer is the following: the Spicy Sabzi, Rad Thai, and OMG Omega salads and the warm Earth Bowl.

In their place, Sweetgreen is adding two new salads and three new warm bowls. Those will include the following:

Spicy Thai Salad (Vegan)

Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.

This new salad will be made of organic arugala, romaine, basil, cilantro, corn, cucumber, shredded cabbage, roasted sesame tofu, spicy sunflower seeds, a lime squeeze, and topped with a spicy cashew dressing. And yes, it’s vegan!

Lentil + Avocado Salad (Vegetarian)

Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.

This salad is composed of organic arugula, romaine, black lentils, avocado, basil, cucumbers, shredded carrots, spicy broccoli, beets, and walnuts, and topped with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Chicken Pesto Parm Warm Bowl

Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.

Inside this warm bowl. you’ll find organic spinach, quinoa, spicy broccoli, tomatoes, shaved parmesan, chicken, and za’atar breadcrumbs, plus some of Sweetgreen’s own hot sauce and a pesto vinaigrette. This one is neither vegan nor vegetarian — and it contains gluten (blame the breadcrumbs).

Curry Chickpea Warm Bowl

Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.

In this bowl (which this reporter has tasted; it’s SO good, guys), you’ll find organic baby spinach, quinoa, hot chickpeas, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, cilantro, chicken, raisins, roasted almonds, and a curry yogurt dressing. With the roasted chicken, it’s obviously neither vegan or vegetarian.

Fish Taco Warm Bowl

Fish tacos! In a bowl! That’s right. In this dish, you get organic arugula, quinoa, shredded cabbage, cilantro, roasted steelhead (a type of trout, which Sweetgreen started serving when they found it could be ethically and sustainably sourced), tortilla chips, Sweetgreen’s own hot sauce, and some lime cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette.

Ready to taste test the new salads for yourself? The new menu goes live on March 29. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to go order the OMG Omega one last time — you know, for old time’s sake.

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