Six years ago, we opened up our first location on M St. in Georgetown. Today we want to celebrate the past six years of living the #sweetlife like we always do – with good food and great music.
If you haven’t heard the good news, our new organic dark chocolate frozen yogurt is here and we want you to get a taste! Stop by any sweetgreen location today (8/1) from 3-5pm and mention this blog post to get a free naked cone.
Plus, check out the sweetgreen six(tape) below and listen to our favorite tracks from the past six years:
130 miles outside of DC, Chiles Orchard has been growing fresh, tree-ripened peaches for the past 100 years. Our July salad and summer gazpacho in DC + Philly features peaches grown on this Virginian orchard, and although our menu will change in just a few days, this summer staple will remain in season through late September.
For a behind-the-scenes look at where our peaches come from, take a scroll through the photos below.
Not from DC or Philly? We’re bringing peaches from Fralinger Orchards (NJ) to Boston + NYC as part of your August salad!
With the summer heat in full force, we’re excited to introduce our new gazpacho – a cold soup with a bold flavor. Gazpacho is packed with nutrient-dense foods and has an almost perfect fullness factor of 4.5. And as if that weren’t enough, we’ve garnished ours with fresh and local fruits, making it the perfect sidekick to the July salad.
Check out the infographic below to learn about each of the ingredients that goes into our gazpacho!
The following post was written by Rebecca Meekins, our rockstar sweetgreen in schools intern. Today marks Rebecca’s last day at sweetgreen before moving on to a new curriculum development role with the Global Aid Network, a missions-based humanitarian aid organization that works with developing countries. Please join us in saying thanks and wishing Rebecca the best of luck!
For the past school year, I have been responsible for teaching our sweetgreen in schools curriculum to the students at the two different elementary schools in DC: Capital City Public Charter School and Seaton Elementary. It has been a blast helping the children learn about everything from nutrition to sustainability, and watching them get excited about eating salads –- they’ve even started asking for seconds!
One of my favorite parts of the program was bringing some of the students on a class trip to sweetlife, where they participated in various hands-on activities with our partners: learning how to knead dough with Bakery de France, attending a private acoustic set by Austin Bis at the schoolhouse, taste testing local strawberries with Fresh Farm, and helping local artist Kelly Towles paint an on-site mural.
Some other highlights from the end of the year include…
1. These sweet postcards written by the students at Seaton Elementary:
2. This amazing ‘veggie rap’ created and performed by the students at Capital City Public Charter:
As I close out my year as an intern, I am so thankful that I was able to work with sweetgreen in schools and can’t wait to see where the program will head next!
Seasoned with bay leaves and thyme, then oven-roasted to lock in the flavor, this local vegetable medley is what summer should taste like.
While we can’t give away the exact recipe, we can tell you that these vitamin-packed veggies are a breeze to replicate at home on the grill! Give it a try this Father’s Day or your next summer barbecue and let us know what your taste buds think!
It’s been 3 weeks since Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick and the rest of the #sweetlife2013 acts kept us dancing all day long – rain or shine. Now that everything from tweets to trash has been counted, we bring you the official festival infographic.
Plus, don’t miss out on your chance to win a #sweetlife2013 poster signed by none other than Phoenix! Simply follow us on instagram and like or comment on this photo to enter.
It’s a scientific fact that lemonade and summer go together perfectly, but we don’t need science to tell you just how refreshing this month’s blueberry basil lemonade tastes.
Enjoy it at any of our sweetgreen locations alongside the June salad (featuring local roasted asparagus, yellow squash + zucchini), or bust out your favorite pitcher and make it at home with this simple recipe.
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday for #sweetlife2013! The performances, the food, and the semi-cooperative weather made it an unforgettable event.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the festival – especially watching Tomas Mars jumping into the crowd during Phoenix’s set! See some of yours here or share more on instagram and twitter with #sweetlife2013.