Eating on the go is typically thought of as a contradiction with the word healthy, but no longer! Despite being in a rush, it is still possible to grab a quick and inexpensive bite in the city while keeping waistlines trim. The trick is all in knowing where to go. For sure, it’s wise to avoid burger and chicken chains. Even though the new salads on the menu may look appetizing and pseudo-healthy, the copious dressing and toppings still pack on the calories. Some better options are below:
Subway – An oldie but a goodie, Subway is a great healthy option. Their sandwiches are served on fresh buns, they’re packed with veggies, and you have all the options in the world. It takes about four minutes in and out to grab your own personally crafted sandwich, and is it ever worth it. Subways can be found basically anywhere in the city. By taking advantage of the brilliant $5 foot longs, customers can save even more! Subway’s sandwiches are also delicious without meat, making them vegetarian friendly.
Veda – This is a relatively new chain of fast food specializing in Indian cuisine. There are a host of dishes you can choose from: the ‘Currito,’ a rice bowl, some Na’an, or some samosas. Service is fast and friendly, and your meal is sure to satisfy at about $5 to $7 a pop. With locations on Yonge, King’s College Road (for the students), and Spadina, the eatery is easily accessible, and delivery is also offered. Vegetarians are accommodated here, one example being their butter tofu as a substitute for butter chicken.
Ghazale – This place is stock full of healthy and vegetarian options: grilled vegetables, shawarma with falafel, chicken or beef, rice, mango juice and more. All the entrees cost under $10 and it’s worth your buck. Ghazale is flavourful and filling, without packing in the fat or calories. There are five locations downtown from the Village to the Annex.
There you have it! Three great options for the next time you don’t want eating out to consume your wallet, waste your time, or sidetrack your healthy lifestyle.