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kewpie Oct 3, 2013 06:46 PM

In the copley sq, newbury street area( besides foodtrucks) I didnt see a great& delicious lunch option.
Today I found myself with 4 of my college friends, wandering backbay& ended up,having the most wonderful experience of food& service.
yes, the line was out the door at noon, but we only waited 10(?) minutes.
we tried 5 ( different) salads( constructed exactly to our preferences in front of us) 3 gazpachos and a variety of lemonades( cucumber,ginger, lemonade being voted best)
the crew working was the absolute best- we had 2 custom salads( vegans)& 3 menu salads-( with tofu swapped for falafel) all mixed with a smile and a conversation about our components.
seating was close, yet available, lots of quick turnovers
just realized its a new - to- boston- yet Washington dc shop
any thoughts? we are going back tomorrow for a late lunch
organic ingredients and lots of local purveyors listed on chalk board
overall- very satisfying

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    Gabatta RE: kewpie Oct 3, 2013 07:04 PM

    I agree that is is quite good, but also found it quite expensive for the portion sizes of take out food. There's not a lot of lunch options in the immediate area with healthy, quality, fresh food, so I'm willing to pay the price when in the Copley area. I think it speaks to tastes and eating habits changing to the healthier, that so many local workers are lining up to pay a premium for this type of lunch fare. It's often enough that I eat something nutritionally less-than-perfect for dinner, so I do try to eat a healthy lunch when I can. Sweetgreen fits the bill. I'd like to have one in Cambridge in place of the Paneras, Qdobas and Au Bon Pains of the world.

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      nyc_to_ma RE: Gabatta Oct 3, 2013 07:16 PM

      I agree that it's not cheap, but I think it's a fair price for a very fresh and often local salad. And compared to the salad bar at Whole Foods, it's really not that bad at all.

      I spend a lot of time in DC, where there are many, many Sweetgreens, and I eat there a lot. Definitely wish they would open more in the Boston area.

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        kewpie RE: nyc_to_ma Oct 3, 2013 07:25 PM

        our big (!) salads were $8.00-&10. each( with bread)
        a really great value. unlimited lemonades were &2.50 each.
        agree with you about WF(& i appreciate WF).

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        C. Hamster RE: Gabatta Oct 4, 2013 05:51 AM

        Try the Blue Glass Cafe in the JH building. Best salad bar around and lots of other healthy options.

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        SeattleMonkey RE: kewpie Oct 9, 2013 05:44 PM

        Sweetgreen is great. I just wish they had more locations. It's so hard to find healthy food in boston

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          purple bot RE: kewpie Oct 9, 2013 10:03 PM

          Where is this place? My work takes me to that part of town a few times a month, but I can't recall seeing it.

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            catsmeow RE: purple bot Oct 9, 2013 11:18 PM

            It's across from the Boylston St side of the library in the same block where Morton's is.

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              BostonZest RE: catsmeow Oct 10, 2013 03:11 AM

              It is the former Ritz Photo store. And, Morton's is gone. They moved to the Seaport.

              Penny
              http://www.bostonzest.com/

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                C. Hamster RE: catsmeow Oct 10, 2013 05:12 AM

                Morton's hasn't been there for years and never had a sign anyway.

                It's next to the Charlesmark Hotel.

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              addiez RE: kewpie Oct 10, 2013 06:24 AM

              I went last night and loved it! I agree, not cheap, but definitely delicious and they don't skimp.

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