Summer is officially over, and with it we kiss goodbye afternoons spent drinking sugary frozen drinks and stuffing our faces with nachos on a sunny patio (#heaven). Now it’s time to get back on track and refocus our healthy eating goals—which is always easier said than done. (Who really has time to make a fridge full of mason jar salads on a Sunday night, anyway?) Lucky for us, more and more restaurants are hip to our busy AF, wannabe-healthy ways and are offering nutritious and totally yummy lunch options for girls on the go. Here, our Localist correspondents round up their go-tos for the best healthy lunch restaurants in Canada. Bon appetit!
Where: 1509 West 12th Ave.,
The menu: A vast selection of vegetarian and vegan options that will please everyone in your party—from eggs Benny to creative rice bowls, there’s something for everyone
My go-to: Huevos Rancheros—with its spicy chilli heat and delish Ranchero sauce, I could eat 10 portions of this dish!
The atmosphere: Big windows let in a ton of natural light, and wooden family-style eating tables and exposed brick walls create a rustic-chic look
Average wait time: 5-10 minutes, which you can avoid by making a reservation ahead of time
Average cost for lunch (meal + beverage): $25