Sweetgreen, the fast-casual salad empire started by three Georgetown University students more than 10 years ago, has made a return to its very first location in Washington, D.C., with the opening of The Tavern, a grocery with an emphasis on all things healthy and local.

The new market, which is the first-of-its-kind from Sweetgreen, aims to transform the way consumers experience the brand by bringing people one step closer to the locally-sourced ingredients they usually only see mixed up in their salad bowls, plus so much more. The Tavern features high-quality groceries and goods from more than 30 local makers and farmers (full list included below), and while not all products are hyper-local to the DC-area (i.e. Sir Kensingtons condiments is from NY), everything stocked on the shelves was carefully chosen to celebrate purveyors who are making great products, quality products.

But perhaps the most talked about aspect of The Tavern is the return of Sweetflow—Sweetgreen’s beloved frozen yogurt that disappeared off menus in 2014 is back with an upgrade as the company partnered with local purveyor Dolcezza Gelato to make the frozen treat even more delicious.

Aligning with the brand’s core values of transparency and responsible supply chain, Sweetgreen sources from partners and growers they know and trust, letting their yield and the seasons dictate what’s sold. Labels next to products boast where the goods come from, and which farms produce are sourced from.

Purveyors featured at The Tavern include: A Baked Joint, Big Spoon Roasters, Blue Ridge Dairy, Blue Ridge Kombucha, Community FoodWorks, District Juicery, Dolcezza, Firefly Farms, Gordy’s, Harper McCaw, Hex Ferments, JQ Dickinson Salt, Keany, Keepwell Vinegar, La Colombe, Lost Sock Coffee, Marcella, Mike’s Hot Honey, Mountain View, Paisley Fig, Running Bird Tea, Salt and Sundry, Samin Nosrat Team, Sfoglini, Sipp City, Sir Kensingtons, Soom, South Block, South Mountain Creamery, The Common Market, Toigo, Tuscarora Organic Cooperative, and Woodberry Pantry.

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