Okay I don't consider myself a fast food person, but in my busy schedule, I get food on-the-go at least two or three times a week for lunch or dinner. So as I'm sitting here today, eating one of my favorite salads, I thought I'd write a review on what exactly I like to eat on-the-go (and please tell me your favorites!):
I want to classify the following as "quick" food, instead fast food, because there's not nearly as much grease & preservatives floating around these joints (and isn't that what comes to mind when you think of "fast" food?).
1) Chick-Fil-A. ROCKS!
If I'm feeling naughty:
-Grilled chicken sandwich "with fries" and Dr. Pepper (and dare I say I dip the fries in my own mixture of mayo and ketchup...doublely naughty)
-Chicken strips salad with a diet lemonade (addictive lemonade)
-Oreo Shakes (too delicious), sometimes Stephen and I go just for these milkshakes.
If I'm feeling nice: Grilled chicken salad with a diet lemonade (seriously, it's really good for diet and I'm never a fan of diet drinks)
If I'm feeling Cheap: Grilled chicken sandwhich (under $4)
*Look how long my naughty list is, uhh oh.
2) Pei Wei (fast food version of PF Changs, do you have this in California?)
Naughty: Thai Mango chicken with white rice and my budget lemonade (I add their orange slices, lemons and a sweetnlow)
Nice: Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls or Asian Chopped chicken salad and my budget lemonade.
Cheap: Kids chicken teryaki sub mongolian sauce, add brocolli, brown rice (under $4) and of course my budget lemonade ;).
3) Salata (salad bar)
I get the same thing every time. Salad with a combo of spinach, spring-mix, and a bunch of add-ins (beans, feta, raisins, etc). The downfall to this place is you must spend a minimum of $8 for the cheapest salad (and that's without any meat). I most often go here when I'm going to split with a friend because they're big enough to share.
4) Central Market
I also get the same thing here, a spinach salad with a bunch of goodies. I love that you make it yourself and you pay by the pound here. However, it's kinda out of my way, so I don't go here for lunch or dinner on a regular basis. But if it was closer in distance this one would be #2.
Now tell me your most favorite food-on-the-quick (phhft because what better things do we have to talk about then "food" ;) ...