ORGANIC SALADS IN DC
Sweet Green is one of the best places for salads in DC. Not far from the Foggy Bottom and West Farragut metro stops, this Sweet Green at 1901 L Street NW has a great location in central DC. Surrounded by office buildings and businesses, you can walk around the area, take in the sights, and then enjoy a nice healthy meal.
The great thing about this place is that it allows you to eat healthy while enjoying a tasty meal at the same time. Sweet Green has both salad bowl and grain bowl offerings with a myriad of ingredients, toppings and dressings to choose from. You can even completely customize your own salad or grain bowl; however, if you don’t watch what you are adding, it can get very expensive. Also one important positive is that Sweet Green has many vegan options, so those on strict diets can rest assured that they are eating clean.
A big part of the menu consists of heralded superfoods such as kale and quinoa. Just a glance at the ingredients menu shows the high quality nature of the food offered. Our favorite salads are the classic Kale Caesar and the Guacamole Greens. They also have some excellent grain bowl options such as the Earth Bowl and Wild Child. Additionally, Sweet Green has about 15 different salad dressings, so we try to sample a different one each time we come to find the best ones.
One downside to this location is that seating is not very spacious, but they do have outdoor seating for good weather days where you can enjoy the sights of central DC. We were also not the biggest fans of Sweet Green’s lemonade offerings. Some of the fruit ingredients did not appear to be very fresh, possibly due to fresh fruit having a very short shelf life. We felt that they would taste better if they made them a bit sweeter, but then again, it’s difficult to make lemonade both healthy and tasty at the same time.
Finally, Sweet Green also gives discounts for those who bring in reusable “blaster” bowls that they sell at their locations. This allows environmentally-conscious customers to reduce environmental waste and save money at the same time. Which is yet another reason to keep coming back to this stellar healthy eating spot.