Restaurant of the Week: Mixt Greens, San Francisco

We have to admit, we’re kinda jealous of all of you out in San Fran who get to enjoy Mixt Greens, an awesome new lunch spot that just opened this week. Okay, very jealous. Their concept is pretty simple, yet ingenious at the same time: serve innovative, organic and seasonal salads (and a few sandwiches) that are made to order. Who doesn’t love greens that are so crisp and fresh that they satisfy your lunchtime craving perfectly? You can choose from one of Chef Andrew Swallow’s (a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America) creations from the menu or you can simply make your own with a vast array of the freshest ingredients possible. Everything on the menu looks so delicious we wouldn’t even know where to begin (but can you maybe ship a Cowboy to us?). In addition to serving greens, it seems they have a passion for green all around. Mixt Greens was built following the USGBC's guidelines for green building and the space includes FSC certified wood, formaldehyde free plywood, zero-VOC paints, renewable and recycled materials and energy efficient appliances, making it not only impressive but totally hip too. Even the to-go packaging is corn-based and 100% compostable. Now TreeHugger has the inside scoop on the place and we hear that the first few days were so outstanding that Chef Swallow was doubling his team to prepare for the busy days ahead. Any thoughts of opening a Mixt Greens in Newport? Please? Located at 120 Sansome Street, San Francisco. ::Mixt Greens

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