Grab A Quick & Healthy Lunch In Miami


As a realtor, I'm always on the run. My typical day consists of meeting a potential client at their house for listing presentation, showing properties to a buyer, heading across town to meet an appraiser at a listing, and a dinner with a business associate - needless to say, I'm on the road a large chunk of every day and don't always have time for a sit-down lunch. During working hours (which seem to be any time that people are awake), I need to feel satisfied, but after work hours, I also want to have energy to hit the gym, spend time with my wife, and take the dogs out. I'm also a food lover and like to feel full, as I can get hungry pretty quickly if I don't get enough to eat.

Chances are your day has you on the go too. In order to keep up with your busy schedule, here are some great, quick, and healthy food spots to pick up something hearty and healthy while you're in a hurry.

  • The Daily Bread - My absolute favorite at this Pinecrest staple is the shish tawook platter, consisting of fresh hummus, tabouli, marinated chicken, and salad. Another bonus? The wait time between ordering and eating is minimal. They also have another location right off of US-1, west of Coconut Grove.

  • The Last Carrot - You might've driven by this Coconut Grove spot a million times without even knowing it is there. This hole-in-the-wall spot has an amazing peanut butter and banana sanwich. Also, their fresh-pressed juice gives me an instant shot of energy.

  • Bollywood Masala - This South Miami restaurant surprisingly falls in the fast food category. However, you won't find chicken nuggets on the menu. It's Indian and delicious. It is also very healthy, making it a great choice when you want to avoid a typical fast food lunch consiting of refried beans or french fries. It's the only fast food Indian eatery in town that I know of.

  • Choices Vegan Cafe - Located in west Brickell, this place has hearty vegan food, which some may think of an oxymoron. Let me explain - you feel full and satisfied once you're done with your meal. It's not cheap, but it is definitely worth trying when you're in the area.