Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Sweetgreen
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Sweetgreen - Logan Circle
Address: 1471 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-234-7336
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open daily 11 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Bondi, Guacamole Greens, and Chic-P salads; frozen yogurt with mango, pineapple, and coconut.
Price Details: Salads, $6 to $9; frozen yogurt, $4 to $6.

This string of eco-chic salad shops was started by a group of young Georgetown grads. Smartly, they’ve avoided the trap of too-grand ambitions and kept a narrow focus: bowls of greens done up with high-quality ingredients and low-cal frozen yogurt that isn’t artificial—the 80-calorie snack is made with tangy low-fat yogurt.

Although you’ll find Caesars and Cobbs, the best salads ($8 to $9 each) are more offbeat: a deconstructed take on guacamole with avocado, crushed corn chips, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette; a Greek-inspired toss of roasted shrimp, red grapes, mint, and chickpeas; and the Bondi, dressed up with wasabi peas, hearts of palm, and grilled chicken. Or you can get creative and design your own ($6 and up).

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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