The New Two-Story Sweetgreen in Georgetown Is The Biggest Yet

The salad shop will operate a farm stand on Saturdays.

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Ten years ago, the first Sweetgreen opened in Georgetown. Now that the local salad chain has locations all over the DC-area and the country, founders Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman, and Nathaniel Ru have returned to the neighborhood where they got their start to debut their flagship store, the biggest yet.

The two-story Wisconsin Avenue shop is more than three times the size of the 560-square-foot original on M Street (which is temporarily closed). Expect the same emphasis on local sourcing, but with more indoor/outdoor seating, space for online order pickups, and parking. The restaurant also has the most open kitchen to date.

A Georgetown mural and a “hoya saxa” neon sign pay homage to the founders’ roots. (They are all Georgetown University grads.)

The first floor interior of the new Sweetgreen in Georgetown focuses on keeping the kitchen as transparent as possible.

The Georgetown Sweetgreen will also play host to a farmer’s market outside on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM through the end of October in partnership with FreshFarm, which also operates the markets in Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, and elsewhere. Further bringing things full circle, FreshFarm became a Sweetgreen partner 10 years ago.

The new location, on Wisconsin Ave. next to Grace Street, is in the heart of Georgetown and includes parking.

Sweetgreen. 1044 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-838-4300. Open daily from 10:30 AM to 10 PM. 

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