Greens Up! - Main Street

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 2 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Salad bar restaurant offering quick salads made with fresh local ingredients, including some organic, and in-house dressings. The Thai salad is vegan, and you can build your own salad. Large portions. Also offers a muddling bar with farmers market fruit and herbs to be mashed into organic ice tea and California lemonade. Bags and cups are made from plants and are biodegradable. Prices cheap to moderate. Has Wi-Fi. Nov 2013 note no longer offering soup. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg
Now Open

Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm



First Review by Chia
  • vegan

big salads

Posted on 05 / 31 / 2014

I stop in here sometimes when in the area. They let you build your own salad or opt for one of their set options. They separate their non vegan items somewhat, so cross contamination is minimal. Salad are served in large metal bowls and are usual very large. Most of their dressings are also vegan. I like their peanut one. They have a couple vegan cookies they do as well.

Pros: big salads, convenient
Cons: not all vegan
  • vegetarian

Good concept Big salads

Posted on 12 / 02 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow and have eaten here a handful of times since it opened on Main Street back in January 2012. Was here again in December 2012, and here's my Greens Up review update.

I like the concept of this restaurant. It's simple. You choose a pre-designed salad, or create your own by choosing your toppings. You can see all the toppings in the glass case display.

So far I really like the Thai salad, which is vegan-suitable. It has baked tofu cubes, mixed salad greens, sliced carrots, cucumber, peanut bits, red onion slices--all tossed in a peanut dressing. It's delicious and filling.

There is always a soup-of-the-day, which switches between a lentil soup, a spicy vegetarian chili (with tvp), and mushroom barley or something.

The space is small and casual basci with large front windows for natural sunlight to come through. Conveniently located on Main Street Santa Monica, so if you are in the area, this is a good choice for a big fresh salad

Pros: generous portions, fresh greens & toppings, tasty dressing


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Last updated: 2013/12/17


Added: 2011/10/16


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