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Healthy place for lunch in SoHo?

llgb Jan 19, 2013 08:47 PM

Hi guys... there's lots of places I'd like to eat in Soho but have family visiting tomorrow and need a kind of soup, sandwiches, salad place that has healthy options, is not too expensive, is quick... but for my salvation, tastes good. Any recommendations?

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    lexismore RE: llgb Jan 20, 2013 10:04 AM

    I guess given your criteria, I'd probably go to Spring Street Natural.

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      benn2009 RE: lexismore Jan 22, 2013 02:17 PM

      i second spring street natural. really good, fresh food and not too expensive. i went recently with someone who had some very specific requests given his diet (no carbs, no starch, etc.) and they accommodated him without hesitation.

    2. chompchomp RE: llgb Jan 20, 2013 10:11 AM

      Despana is not super healthy, but they have lovely sandwiches or salads. Also, in NoLiTa, Taim, AsiaDog or The Butcher's Daughter.

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        arepo RE: llgb Jan 20, 2013 10:32 AM

        The easy answer is Le Pain Quotidien but I am not sure there is one actually in Soho.

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          kathryn RE: arepo Jan 20, 2013 11:45 AM

          According to Google, there's one on Grand and Mercer. And another on Bleecker, between Broadway and Lafayette.

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          Westminstress RE: llgb Jan 22, 2013 09:24 AM

          la esquina has good sandwiches and salads. i think it's way better than spring street natural.

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            lexismore RE: Westminstress Jan 22, 2013 10:16 AM

            I completely agree, it's way better. Not sure I'd put it in the "healthy" category though.

          2. Motosport RE: llgb Jan 22, 2013 09:29 AM

            Ceci Cela!!

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              sgordon RE: Motosport Jan 22, 2013 01:49 PM

              "not too expensive" probably rules out Balthazar...

              That said, most of the above are good suggs - LPQ is always solid, and if it's a chain, it's a good one. There are bound to be healthier things on the menu at Despana and Esquina. Maybe check out the menu at Jack's Wife Freda - there are a few decent salads on there, and they make a solid matzo ball soup. Back Forty West probably has some lighter options, too - the menu is pretty varied.

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