July 27, 2018  – Gabrielle Christensen

Feeling a little greased out? Who wouldn’t? With only a small window for lunch, many of us head straight for the nearest convenience store. And with dollar pizza and desserts around every corner, it’s easy to fall into a routine full of junk food. So if you’re wanting a fresh start, try switching things up! Throughout New York there are tons of hidden healthy alternatives – you just have to know where to look. HungerPass is happy to bring you some of our top healthy lunch picks.



Local Leaf Café

440 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Photo: Courtesy of Local Leaf Café

If you’re going healthy, Local Leaf Café needs to be on your restaurant roster. Their mission is to bring New Yorker’s fresh, responsibly sourced, ingredients and turn them into something delicious. They have it all – from crepes to lettuce wraps to falafel. However, the customer favorites are definitely the Swiss Chard Wrap, Hudson Yards, and the Sweet Potato Falafel. Come in and relax in their open, natural, café layout.


Mezze Café and Bar

210 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017

Photo: Courtesy of Mezze Café and Bar

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing sit down lunch or need something on the go, Mezze Café and Bar is the place to be. Using only freshest of local and organic ingredients, this café brings you a large variety of fantastic healthy options. Their large menu features breakfast, bakery, and lunch items along with an espresso bar and custom salad bar. Come on in or order online for your on the go lifestyle.



63 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Photo: Courtesy of Pokéworks

If you are wanting a filling and healthy meal, Pokéworks is where you need to go. Specializing in Hawaiian and seafood, Pokéworks brings you some of the best extravagant fish dishes. You can get their signature selections or make your own poke creation in either a bowl, salad, or burrito! The must-haves here are the Salmon Shiso Bowl (salmon, green onion, edamame, cucumber, shiso, and yuzu ponzu) and the Spicy Ahi Tuna Burrito (ahi tuna, green onion, cucumber, masago, sriracha aioli, and sesame seeds).

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