Low Carb Options near Copley or Downtown Crossing?
I was just diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and it's taking me a little while to get used to keeping track of my carbs and keeping them low. I could really use some options for eating around Copley Square and Downtown Crossing (both areas where I work part-time during the week) that aren't too expensive and are relatively low-carb.
I've been eating mostly salads and sashimi, both of which I love, so your votes for good restaurants that do either would be appreciated. Other than that, any places that does good lunches that I can at least pick some low carb options would be great. My budget is probably at most around $15 for an entree.
If you steer clear of the noodles, shabu shabu is a great low-carb choice, and within your budget at lunchtime.
Three options in Chinatown and Downtown Crossing: Shabu Zen, Kaze, and Samurai.
I think Shabu Zen has the freshest-tasting ingredients and nicest layout and decor, Kaze has a nice selection of broths (including a really tasty Japanese curry one), and Samurai is perfectly fine (and closest to my office).
For salads, head right over to Sebastians. They have locations on Devonshire St. and 99 Summer St. They have a made-to-order salad bar where you can get a huge fresh salad for $6.75. You can also add some grilled salmon or chicken to that, for another $1.
Another good option is Sultan's Kitchen, on State St. near the corner of Broad St. They have lots of delicious veggie options, and if you want the daily hot specials (usually a meat kabob of some kind), they are happy to sub extra salad instead of the rice.
Pita Kabob, on Chauncey St. behind Macy's, is excellent. You can get the kabobs in a plate, instead of in a pita sandwich, and again, just ask for extra salad instead of the rice.
Also, just so you know, not all carbs are bad. Beans are an excellent source of soluble fiber, so you could go for some hoummous, or one of the bean salads at Sultan's. You just want to stay away from the ones sweetened with sugar or honey, like Boston Baked beans.