San Fran’s Sustainable Mixt Greens Sprouts In Downtown Los Angeles and Malibu

San Francisco’s eco-gourmet Mixt Greens chain is coming to downtown Los Angeles next Wednesday with plans for a restaurant near LACMA and one in Malibu later this year.

If you’re not feeling the typical seared Californian sea bass, opt for the more laid-back fare at Mixt Greens, where fresh organic salads and sammies are prepared before your eyes in a light-filled space.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the salad bar’s next generation, custom salad restaurants, such as Tender Greens in Culver City and elsewhere, have proved popular, allowing even the pickiest of eaters to have their meals the way they want them.

Mixt Greens is the joint effort executive chef Andrew Swallow, his sister, Leslie Silverglide, and her husband, David. Andrew Swallow recently cooked at Gramercy Tavern and has a book called Mixt Salads coming out soon. The three are a unique combination of culinary talent, environmental expertise, and business savvy.

The Mixt Greens menu includes the “Orchard” salad with butter lettuce, Asian pear, apple, blue cheese, fennel, candied walnuts, pomegranate seeds and Champagne vinaigrette.

“The Cowboy” includes herb-marinated grilled chicken, with romaine hearts, roasted red peppers, black beans, sharp cheddar, red onion and Point Reyes blue cheese dressing with a chipotle honey drizzle. The menu also has sandwiches. Talk about a green day!

The downtown location will be open weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.