Organic Healthy Fast Food places
The temptation to cheat on your diet can be very strong if there don’t seem to be very many good options, which is why it’s so important to be discerning. There are plenty of healthy, organic options out there if you choose the right restaurant.
Let’s look at five menu items from five different places for some inspiration for the kind of thing to look for as a fast-food alternative.
Breakfast Burrito – The Plant Café Organic
Founded in California’s Bay Area region as an organic alternative, The Plant Café Organic(1) | #The Plant Café Organic | makes extensive use of locally-sourced organic ingredients in its contemporary California cuisine and Asian-inspired flavors.
The Breakfast Burrito is an excellent example of The Plant Café cuisine: scrambled eggs or basil tofu scramble, roasted potatoes, black beans, avocado, cheddar cheese, tomato salsa, turkey sausage, bacon, and kale with a whole wheat tortilla and sriracha on the side!
Grain Bowls – Wildest Greens
An organic, farm-to-table restaurant in California, Wildest Greens(2) | #Wildest Greens | has grain bowls which showcase how versatile and appealing healthy, natural food can be.
Start with a grain bowl base, choice of couscous, quinoa, brown rice, or millet tabouli – and you can pick up to three. Next, you have up to three choices of leafy toppings, and then up to three veggie toppings, one extra topping – sweet potatoes, white ginger, garbanzo beans, slivered almonds, etc. – and finally two specialty toppings (kelp noodles, hummus, etc.) and two dressings.
Organic Hamburger – Nic’s Organic Fast Foods
Nic’s(3) | #Nic’s | is the nation’s first certified organic fast-food burger joint. That’s an achievement in and of itself, but Nic’s takes it to the next level: their meat comes from animals without synthetic hormones, antibiotics, or toxic substances.
Nic’s Organic Hamburger is made with a grass-fed beef patty, along with tomato, pickle, onion, and lettuce.
Melanzane Pizza – Coppi’s Organic
Coppi’s Organic(4) | #Coppi’s Organic | is Ligurian-style Northern Italian cuisine on the East Coast, but everything is organic and sustainably sourced. The menu options include appetizers, plates, pasta, vegan, and dessert options as well as pizza.
Let’s be honest, this list wouldn’t be complete without pizza. Try Coppi’s Melanzane, made with roasted eggplant, crimini mushroom, red pepper, smoked mozzarella, baby artichoke, parsley, and olive oil.
Rice & Noodles – Mr. Chen’s Organic Chinese Cuisine
Chinese food is another must-include. Mr. Chen’s(5) | #Mr. Chen’s | is a rarity: organic, high-quality Chinese food that is affordably priced.
Founded by a family of Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants, Mr. Chen’s is dedicated to a vision of not only being organic but also being genuinely health-conscious. It’s a very conscious attempt to change perceptions of Chinese food as fundamentally unhealthy.
The rice and noodle options include a choice of beef, chicken, and pork, and then fried rice, brown rice, angel hair rice needles, and Lo-Mein noodle soup.
The Plant Café Organic website | https://theplantcafe.com/menu |
Wildest Greens website | http://www.wildestgreens.com/ |
Nic’s website | https://nicsorganic.com/menu |
Coppi’s Organic website | https://www.coppisorganic.com/menucoppis |
Mr. Chen’s website | http://mrchens.com |