Sick of salads? I hear ya. Luckily, there are other ways to eat healthy while you’re on the job. Here are a few of my favorite guilt-free lunches in the Financial District. Bonus points if you enjoy 'em somewhere other than your desk.
Hummus toast from Native Co: Wheat bread with house hummus, radish, fennel and herb salad (pictured). Add avocado, and get a small You’ve Got Kale smoothie to make it a meal.
Spicy trio bowl from Bamboo: Brown rice plus spicy salmon, tuna, yellowtail and veggies, topped with jalapenos and dynamite sauce. I can’t get enough of this place.
Burrito bowl from Eatsa: Lemon-herb toasted quinoa bowl filled with guacamole, salsa, corn, pinto beans, grilled corn and more. So filling and don’t worry – the line moves quickly.
Wasabi burger from The Plant: Veggie burger with wasabi raspberry aioli, sauerkraut and pickled radish. Add avocado (always), then get it on a whole-wheat bun or lettuce wrap.
Vegan lasagna from Proper Foods: Eggplant, squash, beets, spinach, mushrooms, marinara sauce and cashew cheese, all wrapped up and ready to serve hot.
California veggie sandwich from Boudin’s: Avocado, tomato, onions, lettuce, sprouts and more on toasted whole-wheat bread. You can also get a half sandwich and pair with salad.
Chicken spring rolls from Freshroll Vietnamese: Juicy chicken, fresh veggies and avocado wrapped up in rice paper and dunked in peanut sauce. Lots of options to customize too.
Kaiser bowl from Blue Hawaii Acai Cafe: Acai blended with spirulina and topped with bananas, berries, granola and honey. Perfect for days when you’re craving something sweet.