LiveWell Louisiana

Go for the Greens

Healthy food options have sprouted on Metairie Road.
October 2nd, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

Founders Abhi Bhansali and Ben KazenmaierCity Greens — the locally owned, fast-casual restaurant that we all know and love — opened its third location this summer, bringing healthy and convenient food options to the Metairie area. Founded in 2012 by two New Orleans natives, Ben Kazenmaier and Abhi Bhansali, City Greens offers fresh salads, wraps, soups and juices for lunch and dinner. Even better, the company operates its own hydroponic farm (in a 63,000-square-foot plot) to grow lettuce and micro greens for all three locations, and it sources additional ingredients from other local farms and suppliers. Most of the menu changes with the season and what’s fresh from the farms, and all food is made fresh daily. “I love the build your own Lacinato kale salad,” says Living Louisiana Founder, Maria Muro. “It’s also really cool that City Greens donated all of the proceeds from opening day at its Metairie Road location to local nonprofit, Grow Dat Youth Farm.”