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INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY HOURS FOR YOUR LOCAL CHOP’T

Check out our Independence Day holiday hours below:

Thursday, July 3rd

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
100 Park Avenue: 10:30 am - 7 pm
666 Third Ave: 10:30 am - 7 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
618 12th St NW: 10:30 am - 9 pm
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW: 10:30 am - 8 pm

Friday, July 4th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
24 E 17th St: Closed
60 E 56th St: Closed
165 E 52nd St: Closed
145 W 51st St: Closed
1460 Broadway: Closed
116 S Ridge St (Rye Brook): 10:30 am - 7 pm
18 E 23rd St: Closed
120 W 56th St: Closed
666 Third Ave: Closed
11 W 42nd St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
53 S Moger Ave (Mt. Kisco): 10:30 am - 7 pm
1376 Third Ave: 11:30 am - 7 pm
54 Spring St: Closed
225 Liberty St: Closed

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
1300 Connecticut Ave: 11 am - 8 pm
1735 Lynn St (Arlington, VA): 10:30 am - 9 pm
618 12th St NW: 11 am - 6 pm
1629 K St NW: Closed
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW: Closed
10307 Old Georgetown Rd (Bethesda, MD): 10:30 am - 8 pm
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW: Closed

Saturday, July 5th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
24 E 17th St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
60 E 56th St: Closed
165 E 52nd St: Closed
145 W 51st St: Closed
1460 Broadway: 11:30 am - 7 pm
18 E 23rd St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
666 Third Ave: Closed
11 W 42nd St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
1376 Third Ave: 11:30 am - 7 pm
54 Spring St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
225 Liberty St: 10:30 am - 9 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
1735 Lynn St (Arlington, VA): 11 am - 9 pm
618 12th St NW: 11 am - 8 pm
1629 K St NW: Closed
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW: Closed
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW: Closed

Sunday, July 6th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
18 E 23rd St: 11:30 am - 7 pm
11 W 42nd St: 11:30 am - 7 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS FOR YOUR LOCAL CHOP’T

Check out our Memorial Day holiday hours below:

Saturday, May 24th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
24 E 17th St: Closed
60 E 56th St: Closed
165 E 52nd St: Closed
18 E 23rd St: 11 am - 7 pm
666 Third Ave: Closed
11 W 42nd St: 11 am - 8 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours.

Sunday, May 25th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
24 E 17th St: Closed
1460 Broadway: 12 pm - 5 pm
18 E 23rd St: 11 am - 7 pm
666 Third Ave: Closed
11 W 42nd St: 11 am - 8 pm
54 Spring St: 10:30 am - 5 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
1735 Lynn St (Arlington, VA): 11 am - 7 pm

Monday, May 26th

New York

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
24 E 17th St: Closed
60 E 56th St: Closed
165 E 52nd St: Closed
145 W 51st St: Closed
1460 Broadway: 11 am - 5 pm
80 Pine St: Closed
116 S Ridge St (Rye Brook): 11 am - 7 pm
18 E 23rd St: 11 am - 7 pm
120 W 56th St: 11 am - 5 pm
100 Park Ave: Closed
666 Third Ave: Closed
11 W 42nd St: 11 am - 8 pm
53 S Moger Ave (Mt. Kisco): 11 am - 7 pm
54 Spring St: 10:30 am - 5 pm

Washington D.C.

All locations will be open for regular business hours except…
730 7th St NW: 10:30 am - 10 pm
1735 Lynn St (Arlington, VA): 10:30 am - 8 pm
618 12th St NW: 10:30 am - 8 pm
1105 1/2 19th St NW: Closed
1629 K St NW: 11 am - 6 pm
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW: 11 am - 7 pm
10307 Old Georgetown Rd (Bethesda, MD): 10 am - 9 pm
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW: 10:30 am - 8 pm

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To celebrate one of our latest Destination Salads, the Peruvian Cobb, Walter (a Peruvian expat and General Manager at 1730 Penn) and Michael (District Manager in DC and world traveler) reminisced on their time in Peru. 

Walter: Lima is where everyone starts their Peruvian adventure. The capital city is the host to the country’s international airport, but is also the place I call home. My family still lives there, and I love how the city sits right on the coast.

Michael: Of course I went straight for the food. My mission was to have ceviche in Lima, and when I did, it was incredible.

Walter: Ceviche was invented in Peru so it should be! It’s traditionally made with trout or flounder, aji peppers, red onion and cilantro, served with sweet potato and corn. The raw seafood is never put over heat, but rather cooked by the acids of the lemon juice.

Michael: Is ceviche the meal you miss the most?

Walter: What I miss the most is lomo saltado - sirloin strips marinated in soy sauce, aji amarillo, red onion and garlic all fried in a wok. It is usually served with rice and fried potatoes. It’s not what most people expect from a South American dish, but Asian immigrants - specifically the Japanese - have had a huge impact on the food in Peru. There has been a shift though; as quinoa is growing in popularity, it is starting to replace rice and in many of our dishes.

Michael: I didn’t spend much time as I’d have liked in Lima because I went straight down to Cuzco and Machu Picchu, which was absolutely beautiful.

Walter: You’re lucky; seeing Machu Picchu is something most people never get the chance to see. I’ve never been there, and most Peruvians don’t get the chance to go. What was it like?

Michael: Words cannot describe! A mix of nature and ancient civilization, the work it must have taken to build all of the structures at the peak of 10,000 feet above sea level is unfathomable. If you ever have the chance to stand on Mt. Machu Picchu and look over the city you should make the trip. My one last question for you, how did we do on the Peruvian Cobb?

Walter: So many flavors remind me of home. The rich bold taste of the olives combined with the aji amarillo… I have to admit it is true to the flavor of the country.

It’s last call for the Peruvian Cobb before we explore new destinations in May. Try for yourself the fruity, smooth heat of Aji Amarillo Ranch. To find a Chop’t nearest you, click here.

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Destination: Peru

The Republic of Peru, located in western South America, has a culture rich both in history and cuisine.

Peru is home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. Situated on an Andean mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca site and regarded as the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The buildings of Machu Picchu have endured due in part to their good foundations.

The foundation of Peruvian cuisine is the aji amarillo. Native to the Andes, it is a vibrant yellow pepper unique for the fruity flavor that survives its smooth heat. At 25,000 – 55,000 Scoville heat units, it shares the same spicy bite as the tabasco pepper. Its ubiquity in Peru means it can be used fresh, canned, in paste form or dried. With this flexibility, the aji amarillo works its way into soups and sauces alike. Try it in our Peruvian Cobb and homemade Aji Amarillo Ranch.

For recipes using aji amarillo, try these:

Ají de Gallina - a traditional Peruvian dish prepared with shredded chicken dish in a spicy sauce. Often enjoyed on cold days.

Ceviche - a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers.

Ají de Huacatay - a sauce featuring huacatay, otherwise known as Peruvian black mint.

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At Chop’t, we think food should taste better no matter what you crave. That goes for VEGAN, too. Whether you’re trying our new Venice Beach Vegan destination salad or crafting your own 100% plant-based creation, we dare you to try vegan with these helpful tips from guest blogger Emily Cacioppo-Monus of Jersey City Vegan.

Meet the Blogger

Emily

Jersey City Vegan

Twitter: @jerseycityvegan

Facebook: Jersey City Vegan

Customer Craft Salad: “Jersey City Vegan Classic” with soy-marinated tofu, avocado, charred broccoli, sunflower seeds, carrots, corn and tomatoes chop’t with kale and Chop’t’s homemade, small-batch Balsamic Vinaigrette

How Emily Does Chop’t

I am someone who takes my salads seriously (which is why I love Chop’t!). In fact, I have an acronym that I made up that I think is the key to crafting the perfect salad: CPS. Color. Protein. Sprinkle. 

The more colors in your salad means more variety of veggies means more fantastic and nourishing vitamins and minerals for our bodies! Picking the right veggies for a vegan salad can mean the difference between feeling like you need something more or feeling completely satisfied after you’ve finished. Go for veggies like broccoli and carrots!

Protein will be what makes the salad fill your belly and makes you feel full. In this case, I chose the soy-marinated tofu. Plant-based proteins are a great and satisfying way to go, and Chop’t has the widest selection of them that I’ve found in salad joints. I mean, I’m stoked if I see one kind of tofu, but Chop’t has TWO (and MORE!).

Lastly is the sprinkle – the component that brings the salad full circle. Sunflower seeds totally fit the bill. Plus, they bump your salad’s protein content up quite a bit as well as add to the variety of texture to your salad. I think a variety of textures makes the salad fun to eat. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I like it when eating is fun… right?

I always craft my Chop’t salads with kale. You wanna know why? Not only does it contain a plethora nutritional delights (kale is the new black, y’all!), but it also can take your stomach a little bit of time to digest which will help to make you feel fuller for longer. I chose Balsamic Vinaigrette, because it is a classic and my favorite go-to dressing in general – it just goes with everything. Another great thing about this dressing is that the oils paired with the “massaging” (chopping) that the Chop’r does makes for a harmonious combination for our taste buds: Doing so sweetens up the kale so it is more palatable for folks and less bitter.

Emily is a fierce vegan animal advocate. She lives in Jersey City with her wife and five cats. If you want more tips or recipes or just some cool vegan information, please visit her blog: Jersey City Vegan

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EARLY CLOSINGS

Due to inclement weather, Chop’t locations in the Washington, DC area will be closing early today, March 3rd. Currently, all New York locations will be open for regular business hours.

 
Currently Closed:

1105 1/2 19th St NW
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
801 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Closing at 4 pm:

1300 Connecticut Ave NW
1735 Lynn St
618 12th St NW
1629 K St NW

Closing at 5 pm:

Union Station

Closing at 6:30 pm:
Wildwood Shopping Center (Bethesda)

Closing at 8 pm:
730 7th St NW

Stay safe, stay warm and we’ll see you at your local Chop’t tomorrow!

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CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION SALAD


NEW DESTINATION SALADS CHOPPING MARCH 3!
It’s last call for our current round of Destination Salads, so grab one last San Antonio, Cairo or Hokkaido salad while you can. Then, look out next week for the RETURN of lemon pepper tempeh and new Aji Amarillo-spiked Ranch Dressing.

 
(#SALADBURRITO fans, don’t despair. The Warm Braised Chicken Tinga Salad isn’t going anywhere yet.)

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION SALAD

NEW DESTINATION SALADS CHOPPING MARCH 3!

It’s last call for our current round of Destination Salads, so grab one last San Antonio, Cairo or Hokkaido salad while you can. Then, look out next week for the RETURN of lemon pepper tempeh and new Aji Amarillo-spiked Ranch Dressing.
 
(#SALADBURRITO fans, don’t despair. The Warm Braised Chicken Tinga Salad isn’t going anywhere yet.)
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Congratulations to our new Spring St. team on a great Chop’t Gives Day. We raised $1425 for Wellness In The Schools. Thank you to all who came to welcome us to the neighborhood!

We’re now chopping so make sure to stop in and say hello or order delivery by calling (646) 918-7132 to place an order.

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BETTER SODA TASTES BETTER
 
Available at our 100 Park (NY), 78th/3rd (NY), Metro Center (DC) and Rosslyn (VA) locations:
 
Spindrift is a BETTER soda and seltzer made from real, whole, fresh ingredients. Spindrift starts with triple-purified sparkling water and adds fresh-squeezed fruit or berry puree (pulp and all) and a dash of cane juice. No syrups, no juice concentrates, no additives, no preservatives. Most important, Spindrift’s fresh take on soda just tastes BETTER. Try Spindrift Raspberry-Lime Seltzer, Orange-Mango Soda and Grapefruit Soda at select locations.
 
Free totebags are back STARTING TODAY while supplies last! Ask for a free “BETTER TASTES BETTER” totebag when you purchase a Spindrift beverage.
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FREE CHOP’T SALADS ON SPRING STREET (NY)
All proceeds benefit non-profit Wellness in the Schools

Chop’t SoHo’s sign is up! Before we officially open our doors tomorrow, join us today for FREE SALADS supporting our mission to help kids eat better with non-profit Wellness in the Schools.







57 Spring Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry streets)
February 18, 2014
11:30am to 1:30pm
6pm to 8pm
Or until the food runs out

Welcome the newest members of the Chop’t family. Enjoy your salad on us. Then “pay” what you want at the register to donate to Wellness in the Schools. 
 LEARN MORE ABOUT WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS
FREE CHOP’T SALADS ON SPRING STREET (NY)
All proceeds benefit non-profit Wellness in the Schools
Chop’t SoHo’s sign is up! Before we officially open our doors tomorrow, join us today for FREE SALADS supporting our mission to help kids eat better with non-profit Wellness in the Schools.

57 Spring Street (between Lafayette and Mulberry streets)
February 18, 2014
11:30am to 1:30pm
6pm to 8pm
Or until the food runs out

Welcome the newest members of the Chop’t family. Enjoy your salad on us. Then “pay” what you want at the register to donate to Wellness in the Schools.
 
 LEARN MORE ABOUT WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS
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