Fresh Eats Come to San Mateo

With spring quickly approaching, salads and sandwiches never looked better! Sweetgreen has arrived in San Mateo with Mendocino Farms recently opened! Take a peek at some menu options that will have your taste buds ready to delight in fresh flavors waiting.


Indulge at this destination for simple, seasonal, healthy food. Newly opened at 1 East Third Avenue in San Mateo, this fresh new spot is bringing customized salad and grain bowls to the neighborhood. Sweetgreen’s menu changes often with the emphasis on sustainability and from-scratch preparations. Offering up seasonal choices, warm bowls, salads and make your own.

image: @itscourtneyandrea Fave lunch spot @sweetgreen 🌱

Order online. We highly recommend the Kale Caesar Salad here -delish!

The Bay Area menu features a seasonal Miso Bowl (shredded kale, organic wild rice, miso-glazed vegetables, basil, shredded cabbage, roasted chicken, roasted almonds, miso sesame ginger dressing),

Pesto Portobello warm bowl (warm quinoa, organic arugula, roasted chicken, warm portobello mix, raw corn, hot chickpeas, spicy broccoli, pesto vinaigrette). Make a copycat at home with this handy recipe.

OMG Omega salad (organic arugula, organic baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, avocado, roasted steelhead, nori furikake, miso sesame ginger dressing), just to name a few.

You can customize your own salad or quinoa bowl, starting with 2 gluten-frees bases, choosing up to 4 ingredients, adding in premium choices that include everything from local cheeses to vegan-friendly proteins, and topping it off with one of 17 dressing selections. The San Mateo location is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 📷: @threedaywknd

Mendocino Farms.

Keep your eyes open for this new sandwich market coming to 1060 Park Place in San Mateo, so much more than just a place to get a great sandwich. The menu features a Chef’s Pick, Seasonal picks and more:

Classics. Caprese (Di Stefano fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, house marinated red peppers, basil pesto, Scarborough Farm’s greens, balsamic vinegar on ciabatta).

Foodie Favorites. “Not So Fried” Mary’s Chicken (shaved, roasted Mary’s free range chicken rolled in Mendo’s krispies with herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes, pickled red onions on toasted ciabatta with a side of chipotle BBQ sauce or mustard pickle remoulade).

Vegan. Hodo Banh Mi (organic non-GMO baked Hodo tofu with veganaise, sweet chili sauce, housemade pickled daikon & carrots, cucumbers, jalapenos, cilantro on panini-pressed ciabatta).

Salads. Impossible Taco Salad (Plant-based chorizo-spiced Impossible Burger meat, housemade superfood krunchies, butter lettuce & romaine, curly kale, black bean, roasted corn & jicama succotash, red onions, cilantro, grape tomatoes, avocado with house vegan chipotle ranch).

And let’s not forget about the little ones with a kid-friendly menu of favorites including a House PB & Local Jelly, Turkey & Cheese and more.

“We strive to constantly stay on the culinary vanguard and push the limits of what a simple sandwich or salad can be. The larger idea is to create neighborhood gathering places where friends, families, and coworkers can come together over a good meal, and maybe even learn something new about a local farm or a special seasonal ingredient. We hope our guests leave with the feeling that we’ve fulfilled more than just their hunger, and the desire to return for more than just the food.” – Mendocino Farms

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