659 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
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.
Piperi Mediterranean Grill
1 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
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.
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
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.
Pret A Manger
507 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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.
1024 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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.