Since 2013, sustainable health food chain sweetgreen has been selling T-shirts bearing the phrase “beets don’t kale my vibe,” a doubly punny reference to one of the best songs on Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Now that Kendrick is booked for sweetgreen’s annual Sweetlife Festival, the gag has been expanded into an actual salad. According to a press release, the dish will be on sale throughout May at all 29 sweetgreen locations and at the festival, 5/30-31 at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Per a press release, 10 percent of every sale goes to FoodCorps, a charity that “helps to connect kids with real food and encourages childhood education in nutrition, fitness and health, issues that both Kendrick Lamar and sweetgreen are passionate about.”
Here’s another look at the salad:
What’s in it, you ask? Per the release, Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe “contains shredded local kale, roasted chicken, goat cheese, organic wild rice, and flash roasted beets, which are marinated in balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and a hint of honey.” That’s all well and good, but where’s the yams?