Greens Up! Gets Two Thumbs Up!
Last night I tried a new place called Greens Up! on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Even for me, this place sounded a little too "green." But, I will admit I was pleasantly suprised by the menu of tasty salads, soups, drinks and cookies.
Greens Up! combines healthy food with quick, friendly service in a cool, indie atmosphere. I decided to try the American Bounty salad for $8.50 - this isn't a side salad. This was a garden of fresh spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, beets, carrots, celery and croutons with their Greens Up! house salad dressing. I also added some avocado as well. Next, I got the white bean soup and finished it off with a cookies n' cream cookie. Everything tasted super fresh and healthy - but in a good way. I was full after I ate, but I wasn't busting-out-of-my-pants full.
You can also create your own salad for $6.95 with a listing of greens, toppings, proteins, fruits/crunchies and dressings to mix and match. So far, they have two locations - one on Montana and one around Olympic/Sawtelle. I was told there would be a new location coming soon on Main Street as well.
703 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica 90403
Store hours: 10 am to 9 pm