The Freshest Lunch Spots In NYC

Photographed by Janelle Jones.
New York City is bursting at the seams with enticing choices when it comes to eating out for brunch and dinner — but lunch can be a trickier meal to nail. During the workweek, when some of us are lacking the time and energy to actually meal prep, we either want to take-out or speedily dine-in on fresh options for a fair price. But since that desire is easier expressed than achieved, we inevitably end up running across the street to that same sad salad chain at noon on the dot. And that isn't exactly enticing.
To combat this lunch conundrum, we sought out the best lunch spots that this food-centric city has to offer. The restaurant list ahead ranges from fast-casual grab-and-go style joints to trendy dine-in destinations, all serving up a curated hit-list of healthy fare made from high-quality ingredients (whether organic, locally-sourced, or seasonal). So instead of hitting up that same old chain tomorrow, opt for one of these inventive and wholesome alternatives.

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