The Healthy Lunch Spot Where Everything Is Automated
Eatsa is a whole new kind of fast food
It’s 1 p.m. and you’re ravenous, but you don’t have time for an hour-long lunch affair. So where can you find something quick and healthy?
That’s where Eatsa comes in.
The new fast-food joint downtown is serving lunch on demand in the form of good-for-you quinoa bowls. But the coolest part is how to place your order and get served.
Eatsa has ten or so virtual cashiers where you place your order on an iPad. Choose from a handful of premade chef’s bowl options (including a Mediterranean salad with feta and olives, and a bento bowl with edamame and miso) or build your own. Once your order is in, your food is prepared fresh in a behind-the-scenes kitchen and then delivered in a sleek glass cubby that’s like a high-tech version of the Automats from the early 1900s.
The line outside may look intimidating (it can span an entire city block at peak lunch time), but we made it in and out in under 20 minutes. And the food is affordable: We got a beet and quinoa salad, plus a drink, for less than $10.
121 Spear St.; eatsa.com