MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS — The takeout salad chain Sweetgreen opened its fifth outpost in New York City Monday near Columbia University, with plans to open another in the West 70s next month, a spokeswoman said.
The eateries are part of a wave of new juice and salad spots opening in the neighborhood, forming a "Salad Alley" that has replaced a slew of frozen-yogurt spots in the area.
The newest location, one of more than 30 nationwide, opened Monday at 2937 Broadway at West 116th Street, across the street from the college.
Offering a make-your-own salad option as well as a seasonal salad menu, Sweetgreen is following Dig Inn, another health-conscious fast-food spot, in opening near the university.
Dig Inn opened a few blocks south, at West 112th Street and Broadway, in February 2014, and like Sweetgreen it has also been expanding rapidly across the city.
In November, Sweetgreen will open its 311 Amsterdam Ave. location, near West 75th Street, in the space formerly occupied by the sushi restaurant Fusha West, a spokeswoman said.