Food and the City: Best Healthy Lunches in NYC Yum

December 23, 2016

Best Healthy Lunches in NYC

New York is one of the best places in the world for foodies, since there is practically an infinite number of restaurants and diners to suit all taste buds. With the new year right around the corner, you may already be planning your post-holiday strategy to eat a bit healthier and move your body a bit more. Thankfully, NYC is the perfect place for your tastebuds to dance while stil keeping on track with any certain diets that you may be following.


Here are some of our favorite spots to have a healthy, yummy lunch in NYC:

Glaze Teriyaki - If you want a lot of protein, you’ll find it at this Japanese restaurant in Midtown East. You get to choose from a variety of protein dishes (chicken breast, salmon, steak, boneless pork loin, tofu, etc…), and either rice or salad. Salmon, chicken, and tofu salad plates are also available with a variety of healthy dressing options.

The Little Beet - This is a nice little vegetarian-friendly restaurant. The menu may vary a bit depending on the location. You can count on each store providing the best seasonal and local ingredients whenever possible. The menu is categorized by healthy dish type: dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and nut-free.

Dig Inn - The great thing about this place is that it is mix and match. Broccoli with roasted garlic and almonds, winter squash with black lentils, beef meatball with apricot and tomato chutney, braised beef with sweet potato, etc..: these are a few examples of the lunches available on the menu.

Dimes - You can always expect colorful plates at Dimes, the SoCal inspired cafe with Japanese, Mediterranean, and South American influences. Like some of the other restaurants on this list, some of its dishes are seasonal. Regardless of when you go, you’ll find a menu filled with plenty of fruity delights, soups, salads, bowls, and healthy plates.

Mulberry & Vine -  This Tribeca restaurant invites guests to “eat clean”. Every dish is made with healthy spices, herbs and oils to boost flavor. How about a kale salad with chia seeds for a vegetarian lunch? Or turkey with white bean chili for protein? The beverages  are all homemade and healthy as well.

The Egg Shop - This is a cute, tiny place on 151 Elizabeth St with.. well.. eggs. Eat eggs anyway you want them: with meat, with cheese, without meat or cheese, with just the whites, sunny side up, scrambled, etc. Sides range from fried chicken to homemade maple sausage.

Blake & Todd - Located in multiple spots throughout the city, this is a convenient place to have a healthy lunch. Much of the food is organic. Dishes range from specialty salads to pizza. There are a variety of vegan and gluten-free menu items, including Cuban Black Bean Soup. There is also a coffee bar with dozens of options, from small regular coffee to iced cappuccino.

Eating a healthy lunch at any of these places and following fitness tips will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle for 2017!