Boston’s Best Healthy Takeout

March 11, 2014 6:15 AM

Photo credit: Facebook/Sweetgreen

Contrary to popular belief, fast food doesn’t always entail a greasy cheeseburger and salty fries. There are ways to get your grub quickly and not end up in a ‘food coma’ shortly after. And don’t worry; these fresh ingredients and nutritional meals won’t leave your wallet hurting. Here are some of Boston’s best quick, healthy meals.
Photo credit: Facebook/Sweetgreen

Photo credit: Facebook/Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen
659 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
617-936-3464
www.sweetgreen.com

For those who like to customize their meals, Sweetgreen is the perfect place for a healthy meal to go. Customers can order salads exactly as they’d like, and can choose from a wide array of ingredients: citrus shrimp, roasted chicken, pita chips and toasted parmesan crisps. There’s also a salad menu if you’re not in the mood to make your own. And, as an added bonus, all ingredients are local and organic.

Photo credit: Facebook/Piperi Grill

Photo credit: Facebook/Piperi Grill

Piperi Mediterranean Grill
1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-227-7471
www.piperi.com

Mediterranean cuisine, for the most part, has always been a healthy dining option. Piperi allows customers to create their own Mediterranean masterpieces. You choose a sandwich, salad, or mezze plate base, a protein, and four signature toppings. Their falafel is some of the best in the city, deliciously seasoned and perfectly cooked. Most options are under $8, proving that healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank.

Photo credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Photo credit: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

O’Naturals
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-232-6200

Located on the ground floor of Beth Israel’s Shapiro building, O’Naturals offers delicious meals in an unexpected location. This spot has a lengthy menu of organic flatbread sandwiches, salads, and soups. Herbivores will love their “faux chicken” option. The veggie-based, chicken replacement tastes just like the real thing, and adding it to a tomato and mozzarella flatbread gives the sandwich an extra boost of protein.

Photo credit: Facebook/Pret A Manger

Photo credit: Facebook/Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger
507 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-236-0634
www.pret.com

Pret is one of the fastest healthy options in the city. Pre-made sandwiches, soups, and sides are prepared throughout the day, so customers can quickly grab and go. The ingredients are natural and preservative-free, and the calorie counts for each item are clearly posted. Customers can feel good about supporting Pret; the company has its own charity that is dedicated to feeding the poor in Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Chicago.

Photo credit: Angora Cafe

Photo credit: Angora Cafe

Angora Cafe
1024 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-232-1757
www.angoracafe.com

From warm breakfast sandwiches, to carb-control wraps, this great takeout spot has options to satisfy any craving. Their pizza-like flatbreads are delicious, low-calorie meals. Additionally, their customizable frozen yogurt mixer, with sugar-free and soy yogurt options, allows you to have a sweet treat without ruining your diet. Angora also has a kids’ menu, so the whole family can eat well together.

Emily Chabot is a junior in the College of Communication at Boston University, majoring in Advertising and minoring in Political Science. She is the Digital Media intern for CBS Boston this Spring.