Finding healthy convenience foods can be difficult enough, but finding a nice healthy, sit-down restaurant can be nearly impossible. Sure, you can follow these tips for staying healthy while eating out, but sometimes it’s nice to find a place that does the work for you. Here are four of my favorite healthy NYC restaurants and they’re suitable for any budget!
In order to stay light while eating sushi, you really want to go with either sashimi or rolls that are heavy on the fish without sauces or tempura. Sushi Yasaka is perfect for that! They have some of the freshest fish in the city that’s not a fortune. Try the sashimi deluxe for only $24! It’s delicious, satisfying, and healthy as can be! Plus, unlike your typical affordable sushi restaurant, this place isn’t a dump. It has the perfect ambience for a nice dinner.
Need a healthy option for date night? This intimate, romantic restaurant is perfect. Kashkaval‘s Mediterranean tapas are cheap and light. You can get six of them (more than enough for two people) for just $22! But most of them contain garlic, so if you’re low-FODMAP you’re better off enjoying their delicious meat and cheese plates or the skewers.
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien is one of my go-to spots for a casual, healthy meal. It’s a pretty big chain, but my favorite is the Central Park location. Go there for brunch or lunch and enjoy the atmosphere and the food! Everything is under $20, which is a steal for both the location and the quality. I love the tartines and you can get them on the most delicious gluten-free bread you’ve ever tasted! Try the salmon or the ham and gruyere! Just try not to be tempted by all of the sweet bakery items!
What if you have a craving for fast food? Bareburger is great for satisfying that craving in a healthy way. Most locations also have cute, outdoor seating. It’s a bit more expensive than your average burger, but with prices hovering around $10-$13 it’s still very affordable. Choose their collard green wrap instead of a bun and decide from many different free-range meat options, as well as quinoa or sweet potato patties for vegans!