[ All photos by Daniel Krieger]
Take a look around the first New York City branch of the popular DC-based salad chain Sweetgreen, which opened today in a space adjacent to The NoMad Hotel. The sustainably-minded chain serves salads, wraps, juice and froyo, with particular emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. For the New York opening, they've rounded up a long list of new suppliers, which fills two columns of a chalkboard on the back wall. This is the 20th location for the chain, which was opened six years ago by a trio of Georgetown grads. It also marks something of a homecoming for one of those three, Nicolas Jammet, whose parents owned the now-shuttered La Caravelle. Besides being notably bigger than the original, this newest outpost includes a few menu updates and an interior design created with the city in mind.
A handful of takeaway sides, like seasonal soups and a kale slaw are a new addition, and the froyo offerings have also been revamped to focus more on specialty topping combos like goat cheese, strawberries, and granola. On the design side, the most notable feature is a big set of salvaged gym bleachers at the back of the restaurant, which Jammet says he intended to reflect New York's "stoop culture." Those bleachers also fold up into a stage, which the restaurant plans to use for regular concerts as well presentations for their staff from local farmers and producers.
1164 Broadway, New York, NY
Now open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.