Chicago's got a new lunch spot for salads. Sweetgreen (623 N State St), a D.C. and New York popular chain, opened this week in River North. The menu consists of salads, warm bowls and seasonal salads you can pick and choose from, but you can also build your own or customize each salad or bowl as you see fit. Sweetgreen sources its fruits and vegetables from Meyer Farms, Nichols Farms and Growing Power, getting shipments in every day.
We stopped in on opening day to see what was up and grab a salad—we got the pesto portobello bowl (I'm a sucker for a warm salad) with quinoa, arugula, roasted chicken, corn, chickpeas, portobello mushrooms and broccoli topped with pesto vinaigrette. The space is a little loud, but the salads are nice and the drinks are delicious (we're particularly keen on the blackberry and basil one). Check out what we saw while we were there.
Photographs: Jaclyn Rivas