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A Breath of Fresh Air

Sarah Julien | October 23, 2017 | Feature Features

Think fast food can't be healthy? These five spots prove otherwise.
Honeygrow's fall menu includes a dish with roasted yams and goat cheese.

Chicago Raw Strip down to the basics at Chicago Raw, a counter-service spot serving fully raw and 100 percent plant-based items. The menu features turmeric elixirs, superfood smoothies and raw alternatives of classic dishes—spaghetti and meatballs, anyone? From $9

honeygrow With a curated seasonal menu, you will be able to indulge in fall flavors without regret. Options such as roasted yams with goat cheese and a maple-cider vinaigrette are something to buzz about. From $12

Left Coast Food This River North spot strives to erase the misconception that eating healthy is bland. The restaurant packs each item with unique flavors that specifically cater towards health-conscious people on the go. From $10

Sweetgreen With a fast-casual concept that changes its menu five times a year and features locally sourced produce, this D.C. import is proof that ethical eating works. Your next salad supports Midwest agricultural growers. From $10

Veggie Grill Guilt-free vegetarian favorites—such as buffalo wings and burgers, using strictly veggies, grains, nuts and fruits—will be available at this West Coast fast-casual spot when it opens its first Chicago location in Lakeview this month. From $11


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