4 Healthy Fast Casual Restaurants in NYC


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When you’re on the go and need a quick bite but want to avoid greasy processed foods, you’re in luck. Here are five healthy options in New York City that are a step up from traditional fast food and spare the time commitments of sit-down restaurants.

Dig Inn

Dig Inn is an excellent go-to for an efficient healthy meal. The business supports local farmers and partners sourcing “seasonal American food, mostly vegetables, as close to home as possible.” Dig Inn’s lemon herb chicken is popular and pairs well with the Kale, Grape, and Feta with Avocado Salad or the Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, which uses whole wheat pasta. Find the Dig Inn location closest to you and stop by!

by CHLOE.

“by CHLOE.” has been receiving a lot of buzz, and for good reason. The vegan establishment features mouthwatering menu items like the Guac Burger that features a black bean-quinoa-sweet potato patty or the Spicy Thai salad. If you’re craving fries but trying to stay healthy, “by CHLOE.” offers Air Baked Original or Sweet Potato French Fries with Beat Ketchup. If you’re around for Saturday or Sunday brunch, consider the scrambled organic tofu with spinach, maple sausage, market greens and 7-grain toast or the Daily Pancake with Whipped Maple Butter.

by CHLOE., 185 Bleecker Street, New York

ReViVer

ReViVer’s slogan “culinary art backed by nutrition science” certainly holds true. The Hell’s Kitchen gem serves up hot meals such as the delicious Loco Moco (over easy egg on a housemade chicken burger with sautéed spinach and roasted tomatoes over brown rice and black beans) or the Mahi Curry (grilled mahi-mahi, roasted zucchini and butternut squash, carrots and broccoli in a coconut red curry sauce.) Keep it light with the Grilled Shrimp or Orange Miso Tofu salads. Each meal is assigned a ReViVer score, depicting how nutritious the meal is.

ReViVer, 934 8th Avenue, New York

Pret A Manger

With multiple locations in Manhattan, you won’t have to travel far to find a Pret A Manger. What makes Pret so special? Their menu is impressive from their Avocado and Roasted Corn Salsa Flatbread to the Greek Falafel Wrap or Maine Lobster Salad. The ingredients are fresh and the food is all-natural—it’s the perfect place to grab a coffee too. The grab-and-go style keeps traffic moving fast so consider Pret if you’re in a rush.  The best part? Every night leftover food is donated to the homeless from all of their locations.