Healthy fast food is pretty limited. Sad but true. Subway, despite what Jared whatshisname says, is not a healthy choice. Not the worst choice but we can do better than that.
Cue IQ Foods. Stumbled upon it one day in the TD Food Hall (downtown) and I never looked back. The guy who started this was a finance dude who wanted to go into the food biz making honest, good-for-you food. Gold star finance dude! You did good!
Their meals combine whole grains (brown rice or quinoa) + lean proteins (tuna, chicken, tofu, lentils) + good fats (avocado, seeds, goat cheese) to make one delicious lunch. You can get gluten-friendly, vegan (if you so choose) meals and crap-free meals. They’re completely transparent about what’s in their food. For example, they put all the ingredients for their dressings on their website so you know they’re not hiding any sugar or artificial flavours.
So far I’ve only tried their hot boxes which are really bleeping good! My favourite is the marathon. I get mine with quinoa and substitute the meat for extra avocado.
They’ve also got salads, wraps (peeps who avoid gluten should avoid these) and soups. And if they’re anything like the hot boxes then they’re probably dine-o-mite!
As great as IQ Foods is there are two things I’m not a fan of.
(1) They’re only open until 4PM!
(2) They only have one location!
However, the lines are super long (but move fast) which means that they’re doing something right (and healthy) so I feel that all the demand will encourage them to open a second store stat and stay open until, I don’t know, 5ish (hint hint to any IQ Foods’ peeps who are reading this).
Here’s where they’re at! Check them out for lunch today!!