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today our new sponsor sweetgreen, is giving away a republic bike to one lucky reader! we’re really excited to be collaborating with sweetgreen over the next few months as we’ve been big fans of their local salads for a long time now. in fact, sweetgreen was my biggest craving during my pregnancy with samson because all i wanted to eat were light and fresh ingredients, not pickles and ice cream like the saying goes. ;)
if you’re unfamiliar with sweetgreen, they offer salad with local ingredients, frozen yogurt and a new organic cold pressed juice line which just launched this week. they have 6 locations around dc, and a few others in virginia, maryland and pennsylvania, too.
to enter to win the bike, please visit sweetgreen and comment below telling us what you like in your salad. the winner will be drawn at random and announced this friday. good luck!
this giveaway is only open to US residents for shipping purposes.

UPDATE 6/29 : congrats to our winner below!
please email me your contact info, rockstardiaries{at}

  1. strawberries and mandarin oranges over baby spinach. yum yum!

  2. Beth

    I love me some goat cheese!

  3. Alee

    caesar reggiano!

    It looks so yummy, I wish I could eat it right now!

  4. Baby Arugula
    Raw Red Beets
    Red Onions
    Blue Cheese
    Toasted Almonds
    Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  5. Alex

    I love hard boiled eggs, raisins, and sunflower seeds. So delicious.

  6. lately it's all about the quinoa, romaine, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, sauteed sweet peppers, roasted sunflower seeds, and tossed in a summery vinaigrette.

    sweetgreen's sabzi salad looks sooooo swoon-worthy!

  7. amy

    we visit the PA shop frequently – my kiddos love to munch on the chickpeas in the chic p salad

  8. Annie

    I'm going to DC this weekend. And will be ordering a Bondi. Looks DELICIOUS!

  9. Spinach, feta, raw sunflower seeds, black olives and a little olive oil with dill.


  10. In the summer I love my salad with spinach and tons of seasonal fruit! Could nosh on that all day long.

  11. Their June salad contains a lot of the ingredients I put in my home salads: feta cheese, balsamic vinaigrette … I also like a bit of dried cranberries or thinly sliced strawberry with baby greens. Thanks for the chance to win!


  12. Looks so delish, not good for someone who is always hungry at work!! My absolute favorite things I love on my salads are spinach, baby arugula, goat cheese, pickled beets, asparagus, candied pecans, sliced pears, topped off with balsamic vinaigrette. I make this at home, and always order the closest that I could at restaurants! It may actually be the only way I eat my salads..sometimes I can't help myself, I start picking at it with my fingers as the waiter is placing the plate in front of me. Can't help myself :(

  13. The guacamole greens looks amazing!

  14. The guacamole greens looks amazing!

  15. Ayesha

    I love Quiona on my salads. I then add black beans, corn, spinach and a tangy dressing.

  16. We JUST moved to Bethesda and I walked past SweetGreen the other day. Very curious. I think I'd love the Curry Gold (hold the beets). I'd LOVE a bike. I could ride back and forth to NIH where my dear husband is having a bone marrow/stem cell transplant!

  17. Tara

    I love some diced tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, apple slices, and yogurt and bleu cheese dressing.

  18. Tomatoes, raisins and carrots!

  19. A

    On my salad I like guacamole, spinach, chickpeas, sprouts, and peppers of any kind. The bondi salad sounds like a must-try!

  20. some cucumbers, carrots, chicken, tomato, bacon bits, croutons, and dressing!

  21. Annies

    I like spinach, goat cheese, avocado, tomato, cilantro, and balsamic vinaigrette. There are so many other good things to throw in a salad. Yumm!

  22. jack.

    i just had a salad today – arugula, walnuts, cranberries, and balsamic dressing. so good! wish i had a sweet bike to work it off after ;)

  23. AllieJ

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE grilled chicken, feta cheese and LOTS of balsamic vinaigrette on my baby spinach salad. TO DIE FOR. :) (Kind of like your blog!)

  24. i love chicken, avocado, croutons, a sprinkle of cheese & dressing :) mmm!

    amazing giveaway!

  25. i love chicken, avocado, croutons, a sprinkle of cheese & dressing :) mmm!

    amazing giveaway!

  26. emily

    I can't have a salad without sweet corn!

  27. MC(B)Y

    Guacamole Greens is my fav.

  28. What? A bike giveaway – this is amazing. :). I travel to dc for work and will definitely have to check this place out! I'd choose mine with avo, feta and cukes! Delish!

  29. What? A bike giveaway – this is amazing. :). I travel to dc for work and will definitely have to check this place out! I'd choose mine with avo, feta and cukes! Delish!

  30. Salads are my favorite! The ingredients I learn toward are arugula, fennel, tomatoes and a bright vinaigrette. And avocado! And I try to include some sort of protein (yay beans!)

  31. Barb

    I love my salads with beets on them!

  32. avocado, black beans and tomatoes!

  33. sarah

    i like anything asian-y in my salad. :) asian sesame chicken salads are my fave!

  34. nycali

    I love blue cheese, cranberries and almonds on my salad!

  35. Drae

    I love any berry and nuts.

  36. Drae

    I love any berry and nuts.

  37. Heather

    Oh my goodness! Spinach is my favorite first of all, then I love some fresh berries and feta with a little poppy seed dressing, or a hard boiled egg with feta, mushrooms and avocado. So I think I would love the June special! Sweet deliciousness!

  38. Arugula, spinach, Beets, avocado, Feta, shrimp almonds,With olive oil and lemon:)

  39. Arugula, spinach, Beets, avocado, Feta, shrimp almonds,With olive oil and lemon:)

  40. Arugula, spinach, Beets, avocado, Feta, shrimp almonds,With olive oil and lemon:)

  41. I would love to try a salad with peaches. It sounds perfect for summer!

  42. The Bondi, basically. Avocado, corn, hearts of palm, but also need some red onion and grape tomatoes on there too!

  43. Katness

    Avocado, spinach, pea shoots and peach!

  44. Lena

    The June Salad looks delicious!

  45. Chicken. Avocado. Bacon. Baby spinach. Mmmm…

  46. I'm a purest! Give me some lettuce, croutons and ranch and I'm a happy girl!

  47. Steph

    I'm a Caesar salad girl, but all the Sweetgrean options look AMAZING!!!!!

  48. I'm sure Ill never win, but I'm looking to buy a new bike as I just moved to Manhattan from California… But I love pickled beets and corn in my salads! Pick me, pick me!!

  49. JN

    I LOVE goat cheese, strawberries, blueberries, and spinach with some balsalmic vinegar on top. with or without some grilled chicken or tempeh!

  50. kshum

    spinach, feta, almonds, and raspberries!

  51. belle

    spinach, avacado, peaches, and tomatoes! I love a fresh summer salad!

  52. Valerie

    wasabi peas please!

  53. Riki

    Radishes, feta and cucumber! And chickpeas. And sprouts….

  54. Bekka

    I'll take any salad with avocado. I'm not even opposed to using it as a topping on their delicious yogurt:) I love SweetGreen.

  55. Jack

    Oh boy — I like it all! Not at the same time, but haven't come across many salads that weren't delicious…

  56. Estoked

    I would go with the spinach and peaches!

  57. Erin

    the guacamole greens minus the chicken (i don't eat meat) sounds delicious! oh, but the the curry gold sounds so good, too!


  58. Mmmmmm! Caesar Reggiano! Yum! <3

  59. amy

    I'm a spinach and berry salad kinda gal. nothing better.

  60. G

    I love blue cheese, strawberries, and pecans! Yum


  61. Meghan

    I like romaine, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, chicken, shredded carrots, jicama, almonds, hearts of palm, and crutons.

  62. spinach and goat cheese were made together. that is what i like in my salad! i hope to win the republic bike for my amazing husband who looooves bikes.

  63. I love a mega ton of cucumbers in my salad, and something creamy like an avocado or goat cheese. I would love to try Sweetgreen – too bad they don't have one here in Boston!

  64. Karen

    Yum!! I would love avocados corn chic peas in my salad please!

  65. miya

    baby spinach, goat cheese, avocado! simple and delicious.

  66. isabel

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  68. isabel

    isabel said…
    I love feta cheese, avocado, tomatoes in my salad…yum!

    [email protected]

  69. Carley

    Yum!! Wish there was one in Arizona! Anything with avocado for me!

  70. Strawberries, feta, and balsamic — yum!!

  71. Katie

    i like peaches! and i totally would love a bike! hope it's my lucky day!

  72. quika

    I love beets, jicama, arugula, and pickled carrots alla vietnamese style with vinegar and sugar!

  73. Jessica

    Salmon salads are the bomb diggity!!

  74. Monica

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  75. Aimee

    Oooh, the June Salad looks delicious. I love goat cheese in my salads. Wish they had one in Chicago!

  76. Alicia

    Black beans, goat cheese, candied almonds, and beets!

  77. Anything with avocado and I am s-o-l-d.

  78. Oh, I love our local Capitol Hill sweetgreen, but I make sure to always stop by the one in Ardmore when visiting my parents in PA. Basically, I never travel far from sweetgreen.

    My go-to salad is actually a copy of what my sister always orders:

    Kidney Beans
    Olive Oil
    (and maybe a bit of salt and pepper)

    if I am craving protine, I throw in some chicken to. It is ah-mazing!

    And I would be beyond thrilled to win this giveaway. I commute on my bike, and it is either in need of some serious love or a replacement. Fingers crossed. Please!

  79. bables

    The June salad looks so yummy!

  80. I really, really love cranberries in my salad–and goat cheese. Yummers!

  81. Spinach, goat cheese, figs and walnuts.

    And some yogurt with blueberries and honey!

    A bike would be a great college present!


  82. Jo

    peaches, avocado and blue cheese!

  83. Em

    Who doesn't love a good Cobb salad? Blue cheese, bacon, eggs? I'm in!

  84. Meg

    I love feta or goat cheese, spinach, chicken and any type of vinaigrette. Their Santorini salad sounds amazing!

  85. Blue cheese! It can have anything on it, but if there's blue cheese in it, I'm golden.

  86. Baby Arugula
    Shredded Carrots
    Grape Tomatoes
    Pita Chips


  87. Maddie

    oh yum…. the Santorini looks delicious to me! As does that bike. Crossing my fingers :)

  88. the Guacamole Greens looks a-maz-ing!!

  89. Kerri

    i love spinach, peppers, avocado, and onions. just pile on the veggies and i approve. awesome giveaway!

  90. Leah

    Their June salad sounds flawless. Peaches are perfectly sweet for summer time, and I love the combination of almonds goat cheese and vinaigrette!

  91. i am such a sucker for caesar!

  92. i was a beet hater growing up, but now I just can't get enough.

  93. Signe

    I love avocado in my salad. Fig is also pretty good

  94. C and M

    Those salads look amazing!! I love avocados, tomatoes, and chic peas on my salad. What a cool bike!

  95. Amanda

    That derby cob salad looks delish! I've been craving beets a lot lately too for some reason.

  96. This probably negates most of the benefits of a salad, but I NEED something a little unctuous in there, such as cheese (preferably blue) or avocado (or both). Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  97. I love me some basil and mint.

  98. Fun! Walnuts, raspberries and goat cheese. Mmmm!