5 Healthy Lunch Spots

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Let’s be honest: one of the best things about traveling or vacations is eating whatever, whenever, without any guilt. Let’s be double honest though, it’ll start to catch up with you, and in no time, you’ll be buying bigger pants. If you’re looking for some delicious, healthy eats, here’s the list. 

Cafe Wylde
2918 Hoyt Ave.
(425) 374-3877

From smoothies and freshly-blended juices, salads, tacos and more, Cafe Wylde is organic and 100% vegetarian (mostly vegan). They go out of their way to ensure their ingredients are nutrient-dense, and specialize in sourcing fresh herbs and ingredients. In place of meat, they use a delicious alternative called jackfruit. Word on the street is their sage mint shake tastes just like mint chocolate chip. 

Valley Organic Deli
2805 Colby Ave.
(425) 512-8577

Everything Valley Organic makes is organic and tastes quite healthy. The owner tries to make things without added sugar whenever possible. All of their salad dressings are house-made, which eliminates the junk typically found in store-bought dressings. The salads are big with a nice mix of protein and veggies, and their wraps and sandwiches come with healthy sides like fresh fruit or salad. 

Sno-Isle Food Co-Op
2804 Grand Ave.
(425) 259-3798

The Co-Op offers so much: groceries, a stellar deli, classes and many other awesome healthy-lifestyle resources. They've made a lot of changes in the last few years, and have really upped their ready-to-eat game. The sandwiches and smoothies are all delicious and well-priced (strawberry-banana is where it’s at). They always have two kinds of soup and a hot option like mac-and-cheese or lasagna, and their cold case is a great place to grab an assortment of nutrient-dense salads and to-go meals. If you want to DIY, you’ll also find a robust bulk section for grocery shopping and/or street-strolling snacks. 

The Sisters
2804 Grand Ave. (right next to the Co-op)
(425) 252-0480

An Everett classic! Fresh home cooking with vegetarian options to boot. It’s only open on weekdays for breakfast and lunch, but if you’re in Everett during their open hours, this place is a must. The tuna melt is, in fact, something to write home about. Their baked goods rival any grandma’s, no doubt. Burt, the guy who usually works the front counter is an Everett icon. Ask him about his sleepwalking stories.