On the corner of Second Street & Arizona in Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade is Tender Greens. Offering an assortment of gourmet salads, prime meat and seafood, fresh vegetables, and delectable desserts, Tender Greens has slowly worked its way into my heart (and tummy) as one of my favorite everyday go-to lunch spots.
Similar to Chipotle, this family-friendly eatery functions in a casual assembly line type format, where customers place their order upon entering and walk their way down to the cash register, all the while witnessing their plates come together. In spite of the “fast food” vibe, Tender Greens is quality and nutritious food all the way.
Pictured below is the herb-brushed albacore seared to its perfection and rubbed with crushed seasalt along side golden Yukon mashed potatoes and arugula salad. Adjacent to this mouthwatering dish is a plate that consists of medium rare steak with baby spinach dressed with cabernet vinaigrette and topped with hazelnuts and goat cheese.
*Multiple locations throughout southern California
201 Arizona Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401