Lahore is one of the major cities of Pakistan. It is also one of the most developed and urbanized ones. People in Lahore are very popular for being hardcore foodies. However, with the rise of health related issues everywhere, people are becoming increasingly aware of how to eat healthy. The only problem is that many people who work are unable to make their own healthy meals. Moreover it is also too time consuming to make an inventory of things and count the calories that went into each meal.
Following are the 5 eateries that have helped my friends on their mission to eat healthy while they live in Lahore:
1) Smoothie Factory
What is the best meal when you are on a clock and want an instant energy boost? You guessed it right! Smoothies. A good smoothie is a rare sight in Pakistan. Many places confuse juices with smoothies. But that’s not the case with Smoothie Factory. They know their smoothies from juices. And they also have their nutritional facts straight so you know what purpose each smoothie serves. The smoothies are fresh and colorful. It is actually like having a breath of fresh air.
If there is a place that knows how to create magic, it is GreenHouse. All their ingredients that go into your sandwiches and other things on their menu are made totally from scratch. Nothing processed or packaged is used because they are concerned about the caloric and nutritional value of whatever food they serve you. All their meals have their total caloric information displayed on them. That is much more convenient than sitting and calculating it on your own. Just looking at the box of your meal will tell you how many calories you are left with for the day. Added to that, with food from GreenHouse, you also know the macronutrients of the food you just consumed. For someone who is monitoring his or her caloric intake as closely as some of my body builder friends are, then each gam of protein, carbohydrate and fat that you consume matters a lot.
3) Quiznos SUB
This is one of those places that have all sorts of options under one roof. If you have a friend who wants to dive into a cheesy pizza while you want to stick to your precious and totally important diet then Quiznos is the place to be at. Their subs are remarkable and drool worthy. They are fresh, delicious and healthy. Isn’t that just the deadliest comb? I can’t wait to dive into one of those subs on my next trip to Lahore. After all their reviews speak for the kind of food they serve and my Lahori friends who are foodies and health conscious at the same time, love frequenting this place.
How can we forget Subway, the mother of all subs, when are speaking of sandwiches in general? Subway is your ever reliable healthy option amongst the double cheese burgers and margherita pizzas. Short on time and looking for a convenient and healthy sandwich? Hit the nearest subway. My personal experience with Subway has always been great. I can go completely whole wheat and no mayo on the days when I am counting calories and on cheat days I go full Parmesan bread with Thousand Island dressing and honey mustard. You can swing whichever way you want with Subway.
5) Cosa Deli
Their Delicatessen is the way to go if you are looking for a healthy but unforgettable fix. Who doesn’t want their healthy food to taste sinful? Definitely not me. I would love for it to be healthy and delicious enough for me to keep coming back to it. That is the common opinion on Cosa Deli. It is one of those options where you are sticking within your healthy eating rules but also cheating just enough to get your intense craving out of the way. The rotisserie chicken with its crispy chicken is where the fun is at! Absolutely cannot wait to have it again on my next visit to Lahore.
These were the top 5 healthy eateries in Lahore that I know about. If there are others that you have tried, leave a comment for us to try them out.