Look, there’s a time and place for your go-to Chinese takeout. But when you feel like “being good,” here are five new awesome--and actually delicious--options offering healthy meals when you’re on the move.
5 New Healthy and Delicious Grab-and-Go Spots
Mmmm... fried-chicken wrap please
The L.A. chain known for its fresh, veggie-based fare recently touched down inSF, and we’d say that’s a good reason to head to Yerba Buena Gardens on your next lunch break. Think upscale cafeteria-style counter service, where you’ll put together meal combos like watermelon radish with seared ahi tuna, roasted cauliflower and citrus-poached salmon. Then top off your tray with one of the chain’s namesake lemonades--from blood orange to guava.
781 Mission St.; 415-522-0191 or lemonadela.com
The Organic Coup
This spot is serving up clean, 100 percent organic versions of fast food--think crispy chicken sandwiches and wraps, salads and freshly popped organic popcorn drizzled with a buttery coconut oil (plus tofu burgers for vegetarians). Next time you’re craving a Big Mac and fries, try the Organic Coup instead.
101 Spear St.; 415-546-3988 or theorganiccoup.com
Plating (yep, couldn’t help it) healthy to-go options for all sorts of dietary restrictions, this Marina spot serves up dishes for everyone from pescatarians and vegetarians to gluten-free and Paleo folks. You can order from the daily-changing menu via app, window or counter and then choose curbside pickup or delivery.Tonight we’re going gluten-free with spicy beef panang over cauliflower.
3251 Pierce St.; 415-567-5283 or platesf.com
Hayes Valley’s beloved Greek gyro shop just opened its second location on Divisadero, and NoPa residents are running for the locally raised rotisserie meats in sandwich and salad forms. Whatever you order, save room for the famous Greekfro-yo topped with honey and baklava crumbles--served in a classic NYC paper coffee cup.
517 Hayes St. and 531 Divisadero St.; 415-400-5458 or souvlasf.com
Remember when we told you about the healthy FiDi lunch spot where you order via iPad? Well, now, in addition to bento bowls and salads, they’re dishing up breakfast options like goat-cheese-and-veggie scrambles and spiced-apple quinoa--just in case you needed a little motivation to make it to work on time.
1 California St. and 121 Spear St.; 415-930-4006 or eatsa.com