I stumbled upon FeelFood last winter, sniffling from a cold and looking for some tea and a snack to hold me over until dinner. I left having downed a lentil soup, a quinoa bowl, a gluten-free double chocolate chip cookie, and something they called a “Cold Buster.” I still have no idea what was in it, but it tasted like oranges and sunshine and if NyQuil didn't make you crazy. I may have (slightly) over eaten that day, but FeelFood had me at “Hello, would you like to try our gluten-free blondie?” It’s not every day you get asked important questions like that.
FeelFood has since become a staple in our “try-to-be-healthy weekday diet” along with The Big 3: Sweetgreen, Bareburger, and Hu Kitchen. The menu has some constant staples, but they also switch it up with additional things based on what’s in season, and there are always at least two kinds of healthy soup, a quinoa bowl, a salad, some wraps, dessert, and breakfast. You name it, they’ve got it. Plus, the entire restaurant is gluten-free, if you’re into that sort of thing. And I am definitely into that sort of thing - at least when I’m not drowning myself in a giant bowl of orecchiette at L’Artusi. I know. Such is the life of a hypocrite.
Weekly wheat protein intake aside, we love this place because they deliver (even on Seamless) consistent, quality, good-for-you meals that are actually delicious and don’t make you sad that you’re eating a salad or quinoa bowl for lunch. The staff is knowledgeable and super-sensitive to food allergies (even for those allergic to food), and they also have a small grocery section with weird things like “organic bread and butter sriracha infused pickles.” Those are good too, in case you were wondering.
Quinoa bowls, with any addition you desire. Better than Fresh & Co, but also way better than that.
You can go off the menu’s daily inventive creations, or you can make your own. I make my own, because my parents always said I was creative. Do your thing, depending on your confidence levels.
Signature Wraps and Signature Sandwiches
Like the salad, you can go off what they have or make your own. Again, I do my own thing and make a wrap with hummus and tapenade, because their hummus and tapenade are both amazing. Points if you know what tapenade is (French tadpoles).
Soups and Stews
Hearty and delicious. The lentil is especially good, but all are tasty and not loaded with salt. Proceed freely.
Gluten Free Baked Goods
It's not an easy thing, making cookies that aren't gross and also have no flour in them. The only person who has mastered it is Erin McKenna from Babycakes, and sometimes even those aren’t always 100%. The double chocolate chip cookie and oatmeal raisin are both guaranteed to hit the sweet spot.
One of the most legit juice bars around. Read the menu before you get in line, or ask the cashier what you can make for your own personal (detoxifying, alcohol-less) cocktail. What does turmeric do for your body? I learned that here. I already forgot.