Sweetgreen Is Now Open at Ink Block

Two more locations are coming soon, as the salad spot continues its Boston takeover.


Sweetgreen. / Photo provided

Searching for salad in the South End? There’s a brand new option at Ink Block today. Sweetgreen officially opens its eighth Boston-area location today at 10:30 a.m.

The Washington, D.C.-based fast casual empire first arrived on our shores in 2013, and has quickly become a go-to healthy lunch spot with the requisite lines to show for it. As Sweetgreen expands with additional outposts on the way to Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square, it continues to prioritize online ordering to minimize wait times, cofounder Jonathan Neman said previously.

The Ink Block counter is preparing Sweetgreen’s late summer menu on opening day, with salads like the Patriot, with basil, toasted almonds, local berries, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette, and a light Watermelon Cilantro Fresca. A fall menu is coming out later this week. At its Massachusetts locations, Sweetgreen sources products from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, Sterling’s Crystal Brook Farm, and more local growers.

Sweetgreen’s latest location seats about 90, including at tables on an outdoor patio. It joins Bar Mezzana and Fuji as dining options in the former Boston Herald offices-turned-luxury condominiums. The six-acre, mixed-use development is also home to the city’s fanciest Whole Foods across nearly 80,000-square feet of ground-level retail.

Sweetgreen quietly opened to Ink Block residents and neighbors over the weekend. The company always donates opening day sales to a mission-driven partner, and locally, proceeds go to the Food Project.

Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square were previously slated for “summer” and “fall” openings, respectively, and the company doesn’t have an update to share today.

Monday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 354 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, sweetgreen.com.