Healthy lunch options : 20 minute walk from Kendall Square
Any suggestions for a healthy lunch option (take-out) within a 20 minute walk of Kendall Square? I am thinking something on the lines of UFood. I want to be able to leave Kendall, get take out, and be back within in an hour.
I'm a big fan of Cafe Kiraz, towards Inman on Hampshire Street. Looks like a run-of-the-mill sub shop from outside, but it turns out some surprisingly well-executed midscale food.
I almost always get their sandwich of roasted beets, caramelized onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, walnuts, and spinach, but they have a similarly tasty-sounding selection of salads, not to mention plenty of totally unhealthy options if you're in the mood for a caloric splurge.
City Girl Cafe' might fit the bill, depending on how fast you walk. It's across from S&S Deli.
The 2nd Street Cafe is a ways down from Kendall, and has nice homemade soups, and solid salad options as well. I like the spinach salad, but that could be due to the bacon vinaigrette. I'm no angel, no.
20 minutes is a tough call given the dearth of lunch options (I work there too). Depending on where you are, I regularly walk to pick up take out and head back to the office within an hour (but not necessarily 40 mins) at these places:
Star Market on Green St (for their salad bar, or something from their prepared foods)
Baraka Cafe - Central Sq (tuna or chicken sandwich)
Rangzen - definitely feasible, though I find their food not as suitable for takeout
Montien on Cambridge St (be sure to call ahead so you're food is ready)
Luna Cafe - has salad and sandwiches (even though I go just for iced coffee)
Four Burgers - healthy would probably mean their veggie or salmon burger
The Mideast - their chicken kebab plate is pretty tasty
Whether these work for you may also depend on how fast you can walk. I eat and work at my desk when I get back so a slightly longer walk is ok.