Your Lunch Problems, Solved

Eight spots that won't weigh you down

A hormone-free turkey sandwich from NoLibs' Almanac Market // Photography by Brett Thomas

Sick of the eating the same-old salad day after day? Want a break from brown bagging, but you don’t want to blow your diet? Check out the eight awesome city lunch spots from our February fitness feature, “Welcome to Fitadelphia,” that will fill you up without fattening you up. Where’s your favorite place to grab a healthy lunch? Tell us in the comments below!

Duane Morris Café
Look for: The super-affordable, well-stocked salad bar, plus healthy snack options (Popchips, fruit, cottage cheese). United Plaza, 30 South 17th Street, first floor, 215-979-7390.

Look for: Salads, wraps, soups and brown-rice bowls—all made to order. 1414 South Penn Square, 215-977-7123.

Almanac Market
Look for: Perfectly portioned sandwiches (antibiotic-free chicken salad, teriyaki seitan with sautéed Asian greens) on multigrain bread, and hearty vegetable soups. 900 North 4th Street, 215-625-6611

Essene Market and Café
Look for: Vegetarian wraps and a hot-foods bar with macrobiotic lasagna, braised tempeh with onions, and four rotating soups. 719 South 4th Street, 215-922-1146.

The Coventry Deli
Look for: The fat-free chicken or tuna salad on multigrain bread, turkey chili, and sweet potatoes piled high with steamed veggies. 2000 Market Street, 215-972-8310.

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