A local salad shop, Crisp & Green, will be expanding into Dinkytown and 50th & France this summer. This Minnesota-based health food restaurant prides itself on providing nutritious and convenient meals while using sustainable ingredients from local farms.
Their menu consists of many witty-titled items such as the Feelin’ Falafel salad, the Get Your Greek On bowl, and the You Feta Believe It salad (only available seasonally). Additionally, the restaurant offers build-your-own options, smoothies, locally-brewed Kombucha on tap, and vegan Rice Crispies.
In an effort to provide a healthy environment for future generations, Crisp & Green has taken responsibility by committing to sustainable farm practices. For the ingredients that local farms can’t provide, the restaurant sources from sustainable purveyors. From there, each ingredient is prepared in the on-site kitchen and the homemade food is delivered to the customer.
The restaurant assembles the meals quickly, believing that customers shouldn’t have to choose between fast and healthy. Junior Ella Haugen said her favorite part is “how easy it is to get healthy food, there are not many healthy fast-food places.” Currently, you can visit its locations in Wayzata and Minneapolis, or in Edina and Dinkytown by summer 2018.