Where to Eat After Your Run or Workout

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By Takia McClendon

Making a good meal after your run or workout can be tough - especially if you're tired after a grueling 45 minutes of spin, running or CrossFit. When you're crunched for time (or just don't feel like deciding between cooking and taking a shower), these healthy fast casual restaurants are here to save the day. With locations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond, these seven restaurants are perfect for refueling after your workout.  


Photo via Honeygrow

Photo via Honeygrow

Honeygrow

What: Seasonal salads and stir-fry

Price Range: $8-$12

Where: Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond


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Photo by sweetgreen

sweetgreen

What: Seasonal salads made with local ingredients (when possible). 

Price Range: $8-$12

Where: Philadelphia, Arlington, New York City, Washington, D.C. and beyond

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Photo by HipCityVeg

Photo by HipCityVeg

HipCityVeg

What: Plant-based fast food eatery. Think salads, veggie burgers, shakes, and vegan chicken sandwiches. 

Price Range: $9-$13

Where: Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


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Photo by The Little Beet

The Little Beet

What: Healthy bowls, soups and juices. Choose a protein and finish off with sides like quinoa and kale. 

Price Range: $6-$13

Where: New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Photo by Snap Kitchen

Photo by Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen

What: Portioned meals and smoothies to-go. Each labeled meal is prepared in a local kitchen and refrigerated. 

Price Range: $7-$14

Where: Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Fort Worth


Photo by Herban Quality Eats

Photo by Herban Quality Eats

Herban Quality Eats

What: Hearty meals that remind you of home cooked food. Build a plate with a protein and two sides. 

Price Range: $8-$14

Where: Philadelphia


Photo by Beefsteak

Photo by Beefsteak

Beefsteak

What: Farm-fresh (when possible) vegetable-based bowls. Add grains, sauces, and your favorite protein to make a meal. 

Price Range: $8-$12

Where: Bethesda, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.


Takia McClendon is the co-founder of City Fit Girls. She's a shoe expert and manager at a running store in Philadelphia and a Certified Level 1 USATF Coach. Follow her online at @takiamcclendon. 

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