Sweetgreen Keeps it Real with Healthy Dairy-Free Bowls & Salads


Updated in 2021! Sweetgreen emerged in 2007 with a menu and business plan that was right on trend. They serve nutritious, sustainable, made-from-scratch eats serves as warm bowls, plates, or fresh salads. They use local and organic ingredients when possible, and offer a menu that’s rich with dairy-free and gluten-free options, and heavy on plants.

Sweetgreen Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Gluten-Free Options

Sweetgreen Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Gluten-Free Options

Sweetgreen has a big core menu of items, but a few of the options below rotate seasonally. All vegan options are noted below. Most of their menu is also gluten-free. We’ve noted which dairy-free items contain gluten.

Warm Bowls

  • Chicken Pesto (no parm; contains gluten)
  • Chicken Tostada (no cheese)
  • Citrus Shrimp + Avocado (Miami)
  • Crispy Rice Bowl
  • Crispy Tofu Bowl (special order; vegan)
  • Fish Taco
  • Garlic Chili Shrimp Bowl (TX)
  • Harvest Bowl (no cheese)
  • Miso Bowl (seasonal)
  • Miso Roasted Corn Bowl (Miami; seasonal)
  • Rustic Tomato Harvest Bowl (no cheese; seasonal)
  • Shroomami (vegan)

Signature Salads +

  • Buffalo Chicken Bowl (no cheese, sub dairy-free dressing; contains gluten)
  • Crispy Chicken Salad (sub dairy-free dressing; seasonal)
  • Garden Cobb (no cheese)
  • Green Goddess (sub dairy-free dressing; vegan)
  • Guacamole Greens

Heads Up! The Green Goddess salad often changes ingredients with the season. In winter, we saw Green Goddess + Sweet Potato and Green Goddess Avocado, in spring they have Super Green Goddess. At the time of our reviews, these were all dairy-free and vegan with the dressing substituted for dairy-free options below)


  • Hot Honey Chicken (seasonal)


  • Cashew Pesto Sweet Potatoes (vegan)
  • Rosemary Focaccia (vegan, contains gluten)


  • Arugula (vegan)
  • Baby Spinach (vegan)
  • Chopped Romaine (vegan)
  • Shredded Kale (vegan)
  • Spring Mix (vegan)
  • Warm Quinoa (vegan)
  • Warm Wild Rice (vegan)

Dressings, Sauces, and Finishes

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic Vinegar (vegan)
  • Ceviche Dressing (Mia)
  • Crushed Red Pepper (vegan)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( vegan)
  • Hot Honey Mustard Sauce
  • Lemon Squeeze (vegan)
  • Lime Cilantro Jalapeno Vinaigrette (vegan)
  • Lime Squeeze (vegan)
  • Miso Sesame Ginger Dressing (vegan)
  • Nuoc Cham Dressing (TX)
  • Pesto Vinaigrette (vegan)
  • Spicy Cashew Dressing (vegan)
  • Spicy Cashew Pesto (vegan)
  • Sweetgreen Hot Sauce (vegan)

Heads Up! The seasonal Remoulade Dressing contains milk.

Ingredient Toppings

  • Almonds (vegan)
  • Apples (vegan)
  • Basil (vegan)
  • Black Lentils (vegan)
  • Bread (vegan, contains gluten)
  • Chickpeas (vegan)
  • Cilantro (vegan)
  • Crispy Rice (vegan)
  • Cucumber (vegan)
  • Fresh Herbs (vegan)
  • Pecans (vegan)
  • Pickles (vegan)
  • Raw Beets (vegan)
  • Raw Carrots (vegan)
  • Red Onions (vegan)
  • Roasted Corn + Peppers (seasonal; vegan)
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes (vegan)
  • Shredded Cabbage (vegan)
  • Spicy Broccoli (vegan)
  • Spicy Sunflower Seeds (vegan)
  • Tomatoes (vegan)
  • Tortilla Chips (vegan)
  • Za’atar Bread Crumbs (vegan; contains gluten)

Premium Toppings

  • Avocado (vegan)
  • Blackened Chicken
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Hot Roasted Sweet Potatoes (vegan)
  • Miso-Glazed Root Vegetables (seasonal; vegan)
  • Pickled Carrots + Celery (vegan)
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Sesame Tofu (vegan)
  • Roasted Shrimp (Miami, TX)
  • Roasted Steelhead
  • Roasted Tomatoes (vegan)
  • Warm Portobello Mix (vegan)

Heads Up! The Kale Cabbage Slaw does contain milk.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

sweetgreen - this popular salad chain offers a variety of dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free salad options!

Where to Find sweetgreen

Sweetgreen currently has locations throughout California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. See their website below for the addresses and menus.

Website: www.sweetgreen.com

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Leah Moldowan is an Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free and she runs the vegan blog love me, feed me. Leah creates delicious recipes and stunning photography to inspire others to nourish their bodies with good food.

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