Healthy local take out for your taste buds

By Ruth Kehinde & Holly Feola – Digital Editor & Opinion Editor

An order from Playa Bowls delivered to campus via DoorDash.
Photo by Ruth Kehinde

On campus, Lasers’ often struggle with figuring out how to eat healthier meals, as their only source of food besides the 1851 Market and 1851 in Arnow Campus Center is the dining hall. While getting food at the dining hall everyday, there may be some food options that aren’t to someone’s liking. Although there are inexpensive places to get food near the university, the options typically include pizza or fast food. However, many students are looking for options that are not only cheap, but healthy as well. 

Food delivery companies such as Uber Eats and DoorDash have great choices for students to have their meals brought to their building. Here are some restaurants that provide nourishment, but also help you stay within your budget:

1. Playa Bowl – DoorDash – 2199 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton

This healthy food spot has delicious, cool, refreshing smoothies, juices and smoothie bowls. The smoothie bowls come with many topping options which can be customized. There are also different smoothie bases.

2. Pho & Spice – DoorDash – 457 Moody Street Waltham

This Vietnamese and Thai restaurant provides nutritious options for customers to choose from. These options range from soups, salad, curry dishes and gluten-free selections to vegetarian specials. This restaurant puts you in control of what goes in your meal since you can create your own dinner. On top of it all, there’s bubble tea.

3. Miyuki Sushi – DoorDash – 547 Washington Street, Brighton

If you need to get your protein, but don’t feel like eating chicken or beef, try out this sushi bar. Along with sushi, some healthy options include soup, salad and smoothies with 10 flavors to choose from.

4. Sweetgreen – Uber Eats – 210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill

Sweetgreen has various fresh and healthy choices to choose from. They serve various salads and have an option for you to customize one yourself. This healthy spot has plenty of selections for everyone.

5. B. Good – Uber Eats – 102 Central St, Wellesley

This quick-style restaurant has smoothies, grain bowls, salads, and veggie burgers. Their grain bowls and salads have plenty of options to choose from to satisfy your flavor palettes.

6. HoneyGrow – Uber Eats – 100 Northern Avenue, Boston

HoneyGrow offers healthy salads and stir-fries filled with vegetables and different flavors. If their menu of salads and stir-fries doesn’t fit exactly what you want, there is an option to customize your own.

7. Qdoba Mexican Eats – Door Dash – 185 Linden Street, Wellesley

Qdoba Mexican Eats is quick and simple to get your pick of what ingredients you’d like in a burrito, taco or bowl. This place has some flavorful and healthy options, and is similar to Chipotle, so what’s in your dish all depends on you.

8. Sofia’s Salad Bar – Uber Eats – 45 Billings Rd, Quincy

This restaurant offers a plethora of 26 different salads that range in flavors. In addition to their salad selection, they also have many paninis to choose from.

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