New Lunchtime Option: Mixt Greens

Mixt Greens 3 front

Sick of Chop’t? Can’t get to Sweetgreen? Scared of Organic To Go? (So am I.) You’ve got a new option in the area: Mixt Greens. Founded in San Francisco in 2005, the shop pioneered the combination of gourmet salads and environmentally sustainable restaurant practices. They offer tossed-to-order, gourmet salads and sandwiches served on organic breads along with organic, house-made iced teas and lemonades. Did I mention it was organic? Prices from $7.95 to $11.95 for salads and $8.95 for sandwiches, which are served with a side salad of greens.

Coolest thing about Mixt Greens? Each location has what they call an “edible living wall” of seasonally rotating herbs and vegetables. The wall highlights indoor urban agriculture, a low-energy, high-yield farming technique, showcasing that sustainable, fertilizer/pesticide-free, healthy food can be grown indoors in urban environments. I dig.

The first location opened last week at 1200 19th Street, NW, and the second is opening on Tuesday at 1311 F Street, NW. Two other locations are planned at 1700 K Street, NW and 927 15th Street, NW.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

4 thoughts on “New Lunchtime Option: Mixt Greens

  1. if you are scared of organic to go you should be scared of mixt greens too. It’s not a coincidence that they are taking over old Organic to Go spots – Mixt is owned by Organic To Go!!