: Tender Greens began its takeover of California with a small casual restaurant in Culver City about ten years ago, with the idea of bringing a farm-to-table eating concept that wouldn't break the bank. Nowadays there are locations all over Northern and Southern California, proving that the idea of serving fresh, healthy, chef-inspired, farmer's market sourced dishes at an affordable price in a relaxed environment is truly what people want. For around $12, guests can get plenty to eat, starting with those "tender greens" and personalizing every other element, from grilled chicken, steak or fish to fresh vegetables, vegan items, nuts and many other choices. There's also hearty soups on the menu, as well as side dishes ranging from mashed potatoes, quinoa and green hummus. Eat in or take out, the fine foods that Tender Greens serves up cater exactly to creating the meal that coincides just for your tastes.
Gluten Free Casual Dining
: From marinated steaks and herb brushed albacore to grilled and roasted vegetables, the majority of Tender Greens menu items are gluten free (or "gluten friendly" as they like to say) if you skip the crostini. Pick your protein (fish, chicken, beef) and opt for it as a salad or as a plate with mashed potatoes and salad. Each farm-to-table location has a dedicated chef keeping things fresh and seasonal with daily specials noted on the dry erase board near the entrance. Not only that, but they also have dedicated pastry chefs who make at least one gluten free item a day such as honey lavender panna cotta or goat cheesecake with blood orange marmalade.