7 “Healthyish” Lunch Spots Your Office Needs To Try
Our guide to making desk lunch less boring.
Food-centric locales like the San Francisco Bay Area are chock-full of fantastic restaurants, but still, there are standouts that top the list of favorites, all available on Caviar. Even better, all of these restaurants are designated “Healthyish” by Bon Appétit, so employees can enjoy a tasty lunch with zero regrets (or needing a nap afterwards). Choice and variety are other key considerations when it comes to ordering for your large groups, and these restaurants offer a mix of catering menus and boxed lunches so that you can select the option that works best for your office.
Media Noche — A medianoche is a cousin of the Cubano, the classic Cuban sandwich, so it makes sense that this eatery serves up plenty of can’t-miss options, from the authentic-style El Cubano to the vegetarian Gloria, with crispy eggplant, coconut slaw and avocado. Media Noche also offers an array of enticing bowls, including the exclusive-to-Caviar Picadillo Bowl: spiced ground beef with raisins and olives, served with black beans, rice, and coconut slaw. (+catering)
RT Rotisserie — Craving a home-cooked meal? RT Rotisserie is a comfort food hotspot, with catering options that include (naturally) rotisserie chicken, pork spareribs, and sandwiches like Southern fried chicken and cauliflower. Veggies get plenty of attention here, too, with options like the Charred Cabbage and Almond Salad and the Roasted Brussels Sprout Caesar. (+catering)
Souvla — Part of the challenge of ordering team lunches is finding an option that pleases everyone, and Greek go-to Souvla nails it with their delightfully deconstructed Build-Your-Own Salad or Sandwich options. With a base of kale and romaine, Souvla offers chicken, pork, lamb, and vegetarian options, served with a variety of sauces and toppings plus pitas, so each diner can create a custom meal. (+catering)
Noodle Theory Provisions — This neighborhood spot serves up slurp-worthy ramen and flavorful noodle dishes, and their dumplings — both pork and shrimp — are not to be missed. Also, be sure to try the Caviar-exclusive (and gluten-free) Five Spice Roasted Duck Leg Pho. (+catering)
Agave Uptown — Oaxacan cuisine is on the menu at Agave Uptown, with specialities like slow-roasted carnitas, tlayuda (a.k.a. Oaxacan pizza), cecina and molcajete. There are also fresh salads, seafood and, for the taco-holics out there, options ranging from salmon to tasajo to wild mushroom.
Pacific Catch — Not your ordinary seafood spot, this West Coast fish house offers an impressive range of dishes and flavors with an Asian influence, like the West Coast Lobster Roll, Poke Chirasi, Pacific Salmon Chowder and Crispy Alaskan Cod. But fish isn’t their only specialty — Vietnamese Steak Sandwich, Korean Sticky Ribs, and the Hawaiian Teriyaki Rice Bowl are among the appealing fish-free alternatives. (+catering)
Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen — With “hummus” in the name, you can bet that this Mediterranean destination perfects the beloved chickpea-and-tahini dish, with offerings like lamb gyro and eggplant-topped hummus and variations like pesto and chipotle. Classic favorites abound, like moussaka (both meat and vegetarian), falafel, fattoush and spanakopita, with enough delectable dishes to warrant a full-on Mediterranean feast.