Staying safe? Running late? Coming up a little short in the culinary department? Fear not! There’s no shame in grabbing takeout (especially in 2021), and there are plenty of places where you can grab a quick bite that will fuel you up rather than slow you down. Check out our list of suggestions for healthy – and yummy – takeout spots in Tampa.
1. Clean Juice
No, it’s not just an iffy diet tactic. Cold-pressed juices are amazing! They can deliver a quick hit of mood-boosting nutrients in a form that’s actually palatable (sorry, broccoli). Hop into the closest Clean Juice, and you’ll find a selection of gulpable juices that will provide immune support and natural sugars to curb your sweet tooth. You’ll also want to try the acai bowls for a delicious cold treat to replace your ice cream (sometimes), and the quinoa salad bowls that are full of nutrient-rich leafy greens.
2. Chicken Salad Chick
The surest way to introduce some clean eating habits into your lifestyle is to find foods you love that have the health benefits you want. If it doesn’t taste good to you, you probably won’t eat it. Cue Chicken Salad Chick, where you can get fresh chicken salad made by hand every day with simple, clean ingredients. You’ll get a mouth-watering meal that’s packed with protein. We recommend having them drop a scoop onto a green salad, so you get your veggies too.
3. Yoshi Sushi
Sushi has been a big winner in the takeout boom because it transports exceptionally well, and because it offers a healthy alternative to some classic delivery options. Luckily enough, you can find excellent, fresh sushi creatively presented at Yoshi Sushi, just minutes from Canopy at Citrus Park. If you haven’t heard, sushi offers tons of health benefits: It’s high in protein to help you with muscle growth, it’s rich in vitamins and antioxidants to keep you healthy, and it’s got omega-3 fatty acids to feed your brain cells. Plus, Yoshi Sushi gets extra points for their classy presentation (proven to make foods yummier).
4. Dharma Fine Vittles: Tampa
If only more chefs were as creative as Dharma Fine Vittles founder and owner Shaun Noonan, maybe folks wouldn’t hate eating vegetables so much! Check this place out for a unique take on barbecue. OK, it’s not only unique in flavor, it’s also plant-based and vegan, but don’t let that scare you away. Try the Carolina BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwich or the Heirloom T.L.T. (tempeh, lettuce, and tomato), with juicy heirloom tomatoes, smoked maple tempeh bacon, and lemon mayo. At Dharma Fine Vittles, you’ll get flavorful meals that leave you feeling good
5. Dinner Done!
When life gets busy, preparing hearty, colorful meals at home tends to be one of the first items eliminated from our daily routine. Dinner Done! has a cool service providing thoughtfully arranged meals, ready to go, with minimal at-home prep required. Just put in an order by 4 PM, and you can get your dinner that night via curbside pickup. They offer full meals, with a protein main and vegetable sides, and they have a keto-friendly menu, if that suits you
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