Sweetgreen Mountain View to open June 1 | Peninsula Foodist | Elena Kadvany | Palo Alto Online |

Local Blogs

Peninsula Foodist

By Elena Kadvany

About this blog: Get the latest food news with the biweekly Peninsula Foodist newsletter.
We are constantly on the lookout for new and undiscovered meals, from Michelin-starred restaurants to tac...  (More)

View all posts from Elena Kadvany

Sweetgreen Mountain View to open June 1

Uploaded: May 30, 2017
Healthy fast-casual chain Sweetgreen will open a new outpost in downtown Mountain View this Thursday, June 1.

Sweetgreen will open at 440 Castro St. The restaurant took over half of a space most recently occupied by Mixx, which closed in 2015.

At Sweetgreen, customers can take their pick from signature salads, seasonal combinations or create their own. (View the current Bay Area menu here.)


Sweetgreen uses a fast-casual model to serve locally sourced salads, grain bowls and other dishes. Photo courtesy Sweetgreen.

Because the company views itself as a "critical link between growers and consumers" with a "responsibility to protect the future of real food," Sweetgreen sources its ingredients from local small and mid-sized farms and companies, its website states. Each location has a large blackboard that lists individual ingredients and the specific farm they came from.

Sweetgreen also makes an effort to support the communities it operates in, including by donating opening-day proceeds for new locations to local organizations. For Mountain View, proceeds will go to East Palo Alto nonprofit Collective Roots, which supports local gardens, farmers markets and other healthy eating efforts. The nonprofit's "ethos of cultivating a healthier, stronger, more connected community aligns with that of Sweetgreen's," the company said.

The restaurant will open at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

This will be the ninth California location for the East Coast-born Sweetgreen, following a Palo Alto outpost that opened last May. The company was founded in Washington, D.C. in 2007, and now operates more than 60 locations across the United States.


Community.
What is it worth to you?

Comments

Posted by Marlene Glez., a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Jun 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm

I was really missing the "Fresh Choice" restaurant that I use to go with my children in Redwood City, but unfortunately they're closed forever. I'm glad to have something similar again that looks delicious! I wonder why McDonald's never closed , instead that multiplied like a bacterial infection!


Follow this blogger.
Sign up to be notified of new posts by this blogger.

Email:

SUBMIT

Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Vietnamese restaurant that may offer special menu for canine customers coming to former Wahlburgers site in Palo Alto
By The Peninsula Foodist | 4 comments | 4,035 views

I Was At The Stanford Shooting. Let’s Do Better Next Time
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 3,079 views

The clothes we wear: Cool, chic, casual -- or just plain sloppy?
By Diana Diamond | 33 comments | 2,616 views

Some of the best jobs around
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,423 views

People and Relationships Never Stop Being a Work in Progress
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,340 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 29 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $9 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE