Whole30 Find: Sweet Green

Micky Kayn
2 min readJan 23, 2021


sweetgreen Salads

Following the Whole30 rules can be a challenge, especially with meal planning and finding a variety of food. Restaurants are becoming increasingly more receptive to healthy patrons seeking vegan, paleo, or Whole30 approved meals.

The rules of Whole30 seem fairly simple, but restaurants can be tricky in how they portray and prepare seemingly compliant choices. For example, Chick-fil-A offers grilled chicken nuggets, but on the ingredient list you’ll find sugar, cane molasses, and calcium disodium EDTA. Why?

SweetGreen is a restaurant that stands by their mission “to inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food.” The Whole30 options on the SweetGreen menu are limited at this point to just 5 salads, but they provide unique options made from quality fresh ingredients that taste great as well.

The ‘chicken pesto avocado’ salad includes chopped romaine, arugula, red onions, roasted sweet potato, spicy broccoli, spicy sunflower seeds, avocado, blackened chicken, fresh lime, and pesto vinaigrette.

The pesto vinaigrette is one of 4 salad toppers that highlight this menu. Another dressing is the lime cilantro jalapeno vinaigrette that you’ll find on the ‘crunchy omega boost’ and the ‘apple almond crunch’ salads.

One of the best things about SweetGreen is their app, which is one of the most seamless ways to order food on your phone. It extremely simple and intuitive to build and modify an order. When you are ready to submit, the app is completely integrated with delivery options such as UberEats. If you are especially curious where your order is, the app offers worry-free tracking of your meal.

sweetgreen stores offer unique settings

If you’re not stuck inside, SweetGreen also offers unique and distinctive storefronts. Each space seeks “to preserve and honor the natural structure of a building.” The spaces also feature chalkboard source lists and open kitchens, reflecting the company’s commitment to transparency.

Healthy eating with quality and transparent ingredients can be tough to find, especially when you’re following a nutrition regimen like Whole30. If you have a SweetGreen near you, now is a great time to check it out.



Micky Kayn

Data and tech entrepreneur. Connoisseur of life, nature, and logic.