'Sweetgreen' on Serious Eats

Food at the Sweetlife Festival: Sweetgreen Salads, Grain Bowls and Sweetflow Yogurt

Of course the organizers couldn't throw the Sweetlife Festival without serving their own Sweetgreen salads and "sweet flow" (the frozen yogurt). Sweetgreen started back in 2007 when three Georgetown seniors realized that D.C. wasn't eating enough salads. And we don't mean sad, wimpy salads that have you craving a real meal within five minutes—these are hearty, vibrant, colorful, and filling, made with ingredients sourced from local DC-area farms. Check out their Sweetlife Festival menu, and enter to win a pair of tickets! More

Oatmeal Brûlée from the Sweetgreen Truck in Washington, D.C.

"Finally, a food truck selling oatmeal—and it's maybe the best you've ever had." [Photographs: Erin Zimmer] Oatmeal enthusiasts are used to having a spoon, bowl, and if you're really hardcore, a spurtle on-hand, but a blowtorch? Oatmeal brûlée has to be the most exciting thing happening in the oatmeal world today. "It took a blizzard to figure it out," said Bona Park, who drives Sweetgreen's Sweetflow Mobile, the Washington D.C. salad and frozen yogurt chain's bright yellow truck. While trapped indoors during the city's recent Snowpocalypse, she started channeling her inner pyro with oatmeal. Technically it's "quotmeal," a mix of oats and red and white quinoa, which soaks overnight, then goes into a rice cooker for a half-hour the next... More

New Food Position: Sourceress?

The D.C.-based salad and yogurt chain Sweetgreen is so big on sourcing sustainable ingredients, the company just appointed a "sourceress." Her responsibilities involve working with farmers to get just-picked pears and pesticide-free peppers. Is this the next big restaurant position? (We're assuming sourcerer is the male counterpart.)... More

Sweet Green's Sweetflow Mobile, a Frozen Yogurt Truck in D.C.

At one point, it seemed insane that television screens could go into cars. But this is so much cooler than watching a movie from the backseat—in the Sweetflow Mobile, from Washington D.C.-based mini salad chain Sweet Green, you can pull down on a frozen yogurt nozzle in the backseat. (Or watch from outside as a trained nozzle-puller does it.) The mobile frozen yogurt truck was custom-built in Europe, arrived by boat, and first started roaming around the city in early June. As with other street vendors, Sweetflow Mobile is sending updated information on the truck's whereabouts via Twitter (@sweetflowmobile). Last week, it cruised by Eastern Market's grand re-opening, the 9:30 Club after a Michael Jackson tribute band played, and... More

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