Despite a pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2009 and spending over a decade in California, if you had suggested that I have salad for a meal even three years ago, I would have scoffed at you and probably ended our friendship.
My problem with salad was that they usually weren’t very filling, not really flavorful but also expensive. And I wasn’t used to having cold lunches or dinners. What exactly am I getting out of flavorless, expensive, glorified lettuce?
That was before I discovered sweetgreen, (and before that, Chop’t) a fast-casual, salad-focused franchise founded in 2007 originally from Washington D.C. area and now has storefronts located up and down Manhattan (and in Brooklyn).
Sweetgreen’s salads aren’t just filling, tasty and relatively affordable (as far as New York City lunches go — more on that in the next paragraph), but the dressings were unique and the ingredients were fresh — and the workers friendly.
It may be a fast casual restaurant, but a salad at sweetgreen tastes more refined than Chop’t and Just Salad and of better quality than other, larger, more popular fast casual concepts Chipotle and Shake Shack.
Sweetgreen Promo Codes for 2016
In an income-diverse city like New York, the idea of “reasonably-priced” depends on who you’re talking to. For me, I consider a meal to be “cheap” when it’s $5 or less.
Sweetgreen’s salads, on the other hand, are around $10. More if you add avocado, Parmesan crisps, or chicken to it. So by definition, a $10 salad isn’t cheap in my book (and a lot of other New Yorkers’ book).
Click the image for $3 off sweetgreen (it will take you to LevelUp, the company that powers sweetgreen’s mobile app):
Though I enjoy eating at sweetgreen, I don’t want to pay $10-12 routinely for lunch. Trying to balance my obsession with sweetgreen while paying as little as I could, I began looking at ways to customize my salad as cheaply (yet tasty) as possible.
The only sweetgreen discounts I found online were already expired years ago:
From their official Twitter account, I found this coupon code for 25% off online orders, but it’s from 2011:
I found a $5 off your first online order on Slickdeals, but that was from 2014.
Get $5 off your first order of $10 or more at www.sweetgreen.com by entering code: 5OFF1DB at checkout. Offer expires 12/28/14.
Then there’s this 50% off sweetgreen coupon from a business called Charm City Concierge that expired two years ago in 2013 (when I wasn’t even considering salads!)
Sweetgreen Promo Code: Get $3 Off
Unless you work at Sweetgreen, you’re not going to get any closer to a free salad than the following deal.
If you’d like $3 off your next sweetgreen order, click here. You can use the coupon code at any of their 48 locations in Boston, New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Click the below image for $3 off sweetgreen:
After you download the sweetgreen app, that will serve as your loyalty card. For every $100 you spend, you’ll receive a $9 credit.