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Healthful lunch options - Twin Cities

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Hi fellow Chowhounds,

I need help finding a good - reasonable $ - healthful option for lunch. I am taking out a friend whom I haven't seen in a while because of her poor health. St. Paul, Minneapolis - doesn't matter - I imagine a selection of good salads, ice tea, fish, sandwiches - she doesn't care fo Chinese (too heavy) so anything else - she's a native New Yorker who's spent many years in Miami so we can be adventurous -

Oh, and a place that will let a couple of gals chat for a couple of hours of decent food.......

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. try "French Meadow Bakery and Cafe". It's casual has a big selection of healthy meals and you can stay as long as you want. I'm sure they have a website - google them. We've eaten there often and highly enjoy their bread, soups and salads.

    1. oh sorry - it's in Minneapolis

      1. Thanks! I never think of the French Meadow for lunch.......

        1. Birchwood Cafe (3311 E 25th St. in Mpls)
          http://www.birchwoodcafe.com/
          or
          Cafe Latte (850 Grand Ave. in St. Paul
          )http://www.cafelatte.com/

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          1. Thanks - I guess I've got to get back to Birchwood and give it another chance! It seems to be a local favorite.........I ended up going to Longfellow Grill - and it was great fun. The server was wonderful, the turkey burger was awesome and my friend had a chicken salad that she was raving about. It was right on the edge of Mpls/St. Paul which was perfect since she's St. Paul and I'm Minneapolis.......

            1. If you don't mind a coffee shop atmosphere, another good place is Gigi's in Minneapolis, which Dara discusses, along with some other places, here: http://citypages.com/databank/26/1267...