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Title: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 16, 2019, 11:34:36 PM
I can imagine that this has likely been discussed before. But I didn’t see any recent threads on the subject. I am talking specifically about a place that offers things like market plates, rice/quinoa bowls, healthy salads, shakes/smoothies, breakfast, etc. You all know the type of thing I’m getting at. Along the lines of “Create” in Astoria. I truly think that somebody could make a killing opening up a spot like this. Is there one I am missing somewhere?  The $6.49 Uber eats delivery fees ordering from further out places gets old real quick.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 17, 2019, 12:27:11 AM
Closest we have is Just Made 4 U. There briefly was just such a place called Fresh Spilt Milk in the space that is now Mama Rosa's Pizza on 37th--and it survived only a few months. That was about a year ago. Owners must have been inexperienced or just didn't  have deep enough pockets--the food was good, too, and I was very sorry to see them go.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 17, 2019, 01:04:39 AM
Closest we have is Just Made 4 U. There briefly was just such a place called Fresh Spilt Milk in the space that is now Mama Rosa's Pizza on 37th--and it survived only a few months. That was about a year ago. Owners must have been inexperienced or just didn't  have deep enough pockets--the food was good, too, and I was very sorry to see them go.


Well I guess that disputes my assertion that somebody would make a killing with a spot like this lol. I like to give the benefit of the doubt that it isn’t only white yup types moving on from other overpriced areas that want this type of option.  Perhaps I am wrong though.

And yeah, I’ve been to Just Made 4 U. It’s not bad at all, but still not hitting what I’m hoping for completely.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 17, 2019, 08:52:13 AM
Closest we have is Just Made 4 U. There briefly was just such a place called Fresh Spilt Milk in the space that is now Mama Rosa's Pizza on 37th--and it survived only a few months. That was about a year ago. Owners must have been inexperienced or just didn't  have deep enough pockets--the food was good, too, and I was very sorry to see them go.


Well I guess that disputes my assertion that somebody would make a killing with a spot like this lol. I like to give the benefit of the doubt that it isn’t only white yup types moving on from other overpriced areas that want this type of option.  Perhaps I am wrong though.

And yeah, I’ve been to Just Made 4 U. It’s not bad at all, but still not hitting what I’m hoping for completely.

Fresh Spilt Milk closed after 4 months. Although some reported back that the food was good, there were also a lot of complaints (on here) that the food took too long to make, there was no menu online, the interior was not well-designed or appealing, the name had too many inexplicable apostrophes in it and was therefore confusing, the windows were dirty, etc. I am not sure that the fact they were only able to survive 4 months is any indication that a healthy cafe that knows what they are doing would not do well here.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 17, 2019, 08:58:13 AM
I agree that Fresh Spilt Milk had a sort of amateurish quality to it, and that a more professionally run health-food place would do well here. Just Made 4 U is filled with people who do not resemble displaced Brooklynites all the time. I think the appeal of this kind of thing is very broad. I hope someone else tries it.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 17, 2019, 09:35:56 AM
I’ll be honest, I think I simply want Create to open a location here haha...
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 17, 2019, 10:59:40 AM
I’ll be honest, I think I simply want Create to open a location here haha...

It wouldn't hurt to approach them and/or send them an email suggesting it.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 17, 2019, 11:39:34 AM
I’ll be honest, I think I simply want Create to open a location here haha...

It wouldn't hurt to approach them and/or send them an email suggesting it.


Not a bad idea. Hasn’t ever seemed to work for trader joe’s anywhere though...
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 17, 2019, 11:48:07 AM
I’ll be honest, I think I simply want Create to open a location here haha...

It wouldn't hurt to approach them and/or send them an email suggesting it.


Not a bad idea. Hasn’t ever seemed to work for trader joe’s anywhere though...

It also didn't work with Bareburger or NYSC or Panera. Those are a few that people have tried.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 17, 2019, 12:06:46 PM
I’ll be honest, I think I simply want Create to open a location here haha...

It wouldn't hurt to approach them and/or send them an email suggesting it.


Not a bad idea. Hasn’t ever seemed to work for trader joe’s anywhere though...

It also didn't work with Bareburger or NYSC or Panera. Those are a few that people have tried.


I honestly don’t think that the bigwigs at any of these companies give a single F about what people are emailing them recommending lol.  They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. Perhaps the smaller franchises might be different though.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 18, 2019, 04:47:30 AM
They absolutely do not give a rat's aX#@ what anyone suggests. Regarding Bareburger, it seems as if they have turned into a mostly take-out/delivery operation. Some or most of their locations have become takeout/delivery only, I believe.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on February 18, 2019, 10:30:44 AM
agree with your basic thought there, but i don't think i've seen a no-seats Bareburger -- though they do have this ....

https://www.pr.com/press-release/765293
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: N00b on February 18, 2019, 11:22:11 AM
Serious question: do you people cook? or do you need a restaurant option for literally every meal? Sorely lacking seems like a bit of an exaggeration when you can easily make healthy meals at home.

I can't imagine what people's finances look like if you're going out for regular meals. Like, I'm actually having anxiety over paying $6.95 to Uber Eats grain bowls.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 18, 2019, 12:39:25 PM
Serious question: do you people cook? or do you need a restaurant option for literally every meal? Sorely lacking seems like a bit of an exaggeration when you can easily make healthy meals at home.

I can't imagine what people's finances look like if you're going out for regular meals. Like, I'm actually having anxiety over paying $6.95 to Uber Eats grain bowls.

Yeah we cook. And then also sometimes we get takeout. God forbid there be one healthy place as described and not only middle eastern, asian, and spanish options.

Is it odd to you for folks around these neighborhoods to desire a trader joes close by as well?
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 18, 2019, 12:49:41 PM
Serious question: do you people cook? or do you need a restaurant option for literally every meal? Sorely lacking seems like a bit of an exaggeration when you can easily make healthy meals at home.

I can't imagine what people's finances look like if you're going out for regular meals. Like, I'm actually having anxiety over paying $6.95 to Uber Eats grain bowls.

Yeah we cook. And then also sometimes we get takeout. God forbid there be one healthy place as described and not only middle eastern, asian, and spanish options.

Is it odd to you for folks around these neighborhoods to desire a trader joes close by as well?

I'm with you. I go to the NYSC in Astoria and am always so happy to have all those options for healthier takeout when getting out of the gym. I also make a special effort to travel to Manhattan to go to Trader Joe's about once or twice a week, so I'd prefer to have one closer.

Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 18, 2019, 01:46:29 PM
Actually it's not so easy to make many of the healthy dishes at home--they may involve long cooking times and ingredients that are not so easy to find. It can take more time and work to cook some of these foods than some people have available, and they don't want to settle for Burger King/processed foods just because they lack time. Some people have heavy family responsibilities, two jobs, are writing a book after hours, go to school nights, etc. I don't know why people get judge-y about takeout/eating out, like it's an immoral habit.  Time is money, and all that--and being able to buy healthy prepared meals is well worth the money in exchange for time for many people.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 18, 2019, 01:51:38 PM
Actually it's not so easy to make many of the healthy dishes at home--they may involve long cooking times and ingredients that are not so easy to find. It can take more time and work to cook some of these foods than some people have available, and they don't want to settle for Burger King/processed foods just because they lack time. Some people have heavy family responsibilities, two jobs, are writing a book after hours, go to school nights, etc. I don't know why people get judge-y about takeout/eating out, like it's an immoral habit.  Time is money, and all that--and being able to buy healthy prepared meals is well worth the money in exchange for time for many people.


It is also often cheaper to simply get a couple market plates than to buy all of the ingredients to make a similar type meal (that has flavor).
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: CaptainFlannel on February 19, 2019, 10:40:00 AM
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Sorely lacking seems like a bit of an exaggeration when you can easily make healthy meals at home.

Meals made at home by definition are not takeout. N00b, you seem to have completely misunderstood the title and purpose of the thread.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 19, 2019, 11:14:51 AM
I went to one of the Create locations for breakfast today. I told the owner that JH is untapped potential and waiting for someone to do it right. He said he gets requests for various areas often. He asked me about what the main avenues/streets are, etc.  Said he’ll look into it.  He won’t...

Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: abcdefghijk on February 19, 2019, 12:04:12 PM
The sushi Japanese take out place 969 Cafe near Roosevelt on 80th is the healthiest food to go I have come across in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 19, 2019, 09:36:59 PM
Good point, CaptainFlannel--that was a nonsensical statement, which I didn't notice.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: MrPlaza on February 20, 2019, 09:11:58 AM
Am I the only one that counts K&L among my options for “healthy” food? They have great salads and wraps, and my wife said the juices are yummy too. Don’t discount your local corner deli, guys. It’s a New York institution. Hahaha.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on February 20, 2019, 09:31:58 AM
I also endorse K&L! The salads are really pretty good, though they don't have the fancier salad bar options or quinoa bowls or anything like that. I've never tried the juices, but yes, we are regular customers and it's right on our block.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 09:53:46 AM
I’ll take a gander at K&L. Thanks...
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: the80s on February 20, 2019, 11:43:20 AM
Thirding K & L. Love that place. They also will customize anything to your liking—egg whites and avocado and spinach in a wrap, for example. And very reasonable prices. We're so lucky to have K&L in the neighborhood.

I have yet to see Fruitilicious open, but they supposedly have smoothies and juices and such (https://www.seamless.com/menu/fruitilicious-8815-37th-ave-jackson-heights/999693). And I'm not a huge Caffe Bene fan, but they do have acai bowls with all sorts of options if you have a hankering for one. (81st & 37th Ave)

I've been to the Create in Astoria and while I personally enjoy the food options, it is very pricey and has a really sterile, chain-restaurant type feel. I wouldn't jump at getting one in JH, especially when we already have Just Made 4 U. Each to his own, of course, but I'm glad for our quirkier, smaller options (was rooting for Fresh Splilt Milk, despite its issues), in a neighborhood that (thankfully) doesn't yet look like a million other neighborhoods in NYC.

So many neighborhoods are really starting to look alike these days, with Chipotle and Chopt and Juice Generation (and its clones) and chain banks and pharmacies and the like, and while of course we have plenty of chains here (on 82nd in particular), I am so happy for the unusual array of local options we have in Jackson Heights.

(I know this thread is about healthy food options, so not trying to derail the conversation! But I do think we have healthy food available here like salads and wraps and sushi etc.; it's just particular types of healthy food—quinoa bowls, for example—you might have to travel for.)
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 20, 2019, 12:55:01 PM
I had my first ever poke bowl last night in Astoria. I wouldn't mind a poke place here.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 02:38:55 PM
I had my first ever poke bowl last night in Astoria. I wouldn't mind a poke place here.


I Uber eats poke from possibly the same place when I’m in JH every now and again.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Shelby2 on February 20, 2019, 03:56:48 PM
I had my first ever poke bowl last night in Astoria. I wouldn't mind a poke place here.


I Uber eats poke from possibly the same place when I’m in JH every now and again.

Hmm. Good idea.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on February 20, 2019, 04:30:02 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 05:16:17 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on February 20, 2019, 07:02:40 PM
got it. it was just an idle question. i do think there's room for what you're craving, but i think it is a niche market and might have to open in a less-trafficked, less high-rent space. maybe a side street a la E77 or Dosa Delight (a favorite that *can* be healthy if navigated properly) or the stretch of lower 35th where Legends is.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 07:34:49 PM
got it. it was just an idle question. i do think there's room for what you're craving, but i think it is a niche market and might have to open in a less-trafficked, less high-rent space. maybe a side street a la E77 or Dosa Delight (a favorite that *can* be healthy if navigated properly) or the stretch of lower 35th where Legends is.

The stretch where Legends is would be incredible. That’s where she lives haha. Why do you think a less trafficked area like that would work better though?  Cause of rent simply?  I would have thought the opposite...
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: jo3boxer on February 20, 2019, 07:50:25 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'


Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: abcdefghijk on February 20, 2019, 08:01:19 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'

Interesting.  NIMBY fear concerning a bowl of quinoa/acai.

I do think Caffe Bene on 37th Ave sells these "Brooklyn/Astoria style" bowls.  But I've never tried them so can't speak for their quality.  Has anyone tried them?
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: jo3boxer on February 20, 2019, 08:47:14 PM
sorry, i wrote 'than' but obviously i meant 'then'
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 08:54:01 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'


Dog....I had a feeling somebody would eventually somehow take offense at the notion of literally one healthy type takeout spot.  Nobody is trying to homogenize anything. I have a gut feeling that you are very much pro-diversity. Well, diversity includes a diverse group of people and diverse businesses.  If one establishment (that people of all backgrounds would certainly enjoy) were to hypothetically open, and that somehow would hypothetically bother you...then you are not really into diversity. 

Relax and understand that I feel it’s important for people of all socioeconomic backgrounds to have conveniently located options for fuel that they put in their bodies.  It’s truly nothing more than that.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 09:09:13 PM
just curious, Michael:

you're a new user who's posted pretty exclusively on this topic and seem to have a good grasp of the neighborhood and the culinary concept....are you pondering opening a spot, perhaps?


Honestly, not at all. I lack the aptitude, drive, or patience to be a business owner.  Not my forté in the least.  My lady lives there and I often crave something along these lines in the neighborhood when I’m there.  And I had (have) a suspicion that there are many who feel the same. I think someone could have a successful go at it.

dog you don't even live in the neighborhood and you're trying to muck it up with focus-less places like create?

at least move here before you try and homogenize the neighborhood.

why does every neighborhood have to be the same? if you want this to be brooklyn than just move to brooklyn? if you can't afford brooklyn than make your health bowls at home. you can call it the 'brooklyn bowl'

Interesting.  NIMBY fear concerning a bowl of quinoa/acai.

I do think Caffe Bene on 37th Ave sells these "Brooklyn/Astoria style" bowls.  But I've never tried them so can't speak for their quality.  Has anyone tried them?

Cafe Benne is alright. They have some decent options for sure. The one in JH is actually probably the best one I have been too.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on February 20, 2019, 10:24:01 PM
yes, the rent thing. this is not something *most* people would be into, but it is something that people would head to if they knew it was there.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 20, 2019, 10:30:20 PM
yes, the rent thing. this is not something *most* people would be into, but it is something that people would head to if they knew it was there.

I suppose I would argue that it is not as niche of a thing as you may be asserting. I truly think a ton of people are interested in eating cleaner in this day and age. 
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: deja on February 21, 2019, 09:25:44 AM
It may not be a niche thing, but the real question that has to be answered is whether the folks that want this kind of takeout are a large enough group and want it often enough to support the existence of a business like this.  And that's impossible to answer until someone does start a business like this in the neighborhood.

I'm not surprised Fresh Spilt Milk didn't make it.  The quality was pretty uneven and they didn't deliver.  The middle eastern food place closing so soon did surprise me. 
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: CaptainFlannel on February 21, 2019, 05:34:25 PM
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I truly think a ton of people are interested in eating cleaner in this day and age.

Yeah, a lot of people are. But I think a lot of those people eat healthy by eating at home more. I can't really justify the expense of a healthy salad out when there's literally bags of prewashed kale and spinach waiting for me in every grocery store. I've been focusing on losing some weight over the last couple of months, and I'm hard pressed to think of at least one meal at every restaurant I frequent that's at least an okay option when I go out to eat.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 21, 2019, 07:17:20 PM
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I've been focusing on losing some weight over the last couple of months, and I'm hard pressed to think of at least one meal at every restaurant I frequent that's at least an okay option when I go out to eat.

Yeah because there are no spots like the thread is based on!
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: CaptainFlannel on February 21, 2019, 08:58:08 PM
I meant to write I'm hard pressed to not think of at least one okay meal at restaurants I frequent.  ;D

Okay, Wings Miller really doesn't have any healthy options. But I don't get chicken wings all that often.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: jeanette on February 21, 2019, 09:45:45 PM
I admit that I have not been reading here, so hope this info is pertinent.

I walked along Northern Blvd. today and passed Divina Juice Bar, @85th across from RiteAid (718-457-0193) which sells bowls: acai, yogurt, fruit and others.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 21, 2019, 11:26:38 PM
I admit that I have not been reading here, so hope this info is pertinent.

I walked along Northern Blvd. today and passed Divina Juice Bar, @85th across from RiteAid (718-457-0193) which sells bowls: acai, yogurt, fruit and others.

Cool thanks, good to know.  Looks good in terms of juices and acai. Legit juice bar. For that it looks great.

I guess I am still more talking about food though. Market plarea, wraps, etc like was mentioning in the OP.  Def thanks for the heads up tho.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on February 22, 2019, 04:53:51 PM
i'm sticking with my initial thought. no one on earth cares this much about "market plates." :)
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Michael82 on February 22, 2019, 10:25:20 PM
i'm sticking with my initial thought. no one on earth cares this much about "market plates." :)

I mean, I think you’re wrong. And for what it’s worth, that is just an easier term to describe a clean, healthy portion of  “protein, veggies, sides, etc”.  I think folks would very much appreciate a spot like that done right. 
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 24, 2019, 11:39:21 AM
Not sure if it's been said yet but there is an excellent healthy place UGH I JUST LOOKED IT UP AND IT CLOSED [color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]Organic Food Natural Juices & Coffee Shop Corp.[/color]
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 06, 2019, 04:30:36 PM
It's actually not closed. Don't listen to yelp. I love this place https://www.yelp.com/biz/organic-food-natural-juice-and-coffee-shop-corp-ii-elmhurst
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on March 06, 2019, 07:20:47 PM
Yelp will say a business is closed when you are looking at the Yelp restaurant page after the business/restaurant has closed for the day......or, before it has opened.  You've got to be careful with what "closed" actually means. 
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: ljr on March 06, 2019, 08:30:04 PM
I think there is a separate Yelp designation for permanently closed. In the area where it gives a business's hours, it will say "closed" if you are viewing it after closing time. But I think it says "permanently closed" in a more prominent spot if that is the case.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on March 06, 2019, 08:53:18 PM
Yes, that is correct ljr.  But, it's an easy mistake to make to think a business is closed when you see "business hours" and it reads "closed."
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: the80s on March 07, 2019, 10:13:29 AM
It's actually not closed. Don't listen to yelp. I love this place https://www.yelp.com/biz/organic-food-natural-juice-and-coffee-shop-corp-ii-elmhurst

This place looks great! Don't know how I've missed it. Looking forward to trying it soon. Do you have any recommendations for what's good?
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 07, 2019, 01:19:31 PM
There's only two choices for turkey or salmon as the main. Then you get to choose as many sides as you wish to fill up the plate. The soups add a couple or few dollars. Yes - I have been a fan of this place for YEARS but it never really got picked up anywhere.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: JF on March 08, 2019, 11:28:00 PM
This place called Organic food corp on 86 street, Sells NOTHING ORGANIC, I believe its illegal to promote a product your not really selling ! Or misleading ignorant people to believe your selling them organic products ! prices are too cheap at this place for it to be organic. Theirs is no way organic salmon can go for $16 it just doesn't add up ! or Organic chicken for $12.
Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: dssjh on March 09, 2019, 09:06:58 AM
This place called Organic food corp on 86 street, Sells NOTHING ORGANIC, I believe its illegal to promote a product your not really selling ! Or misleading ignorant people to believe your selling them organic products ! prices are too cheap at this place for it to be organic. Theirs is no way organic salmon can go for $16 it just doesn't add up ! or Organic chicken for $12.

https://www.mercato.com/item/free-range-organic-chicken-breast/119265?variant=shb&utm_expid=186669092-35.JnKoS5ZtQrG0o38SELekmw.1&featuredStoreId=18&utm_source=google&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5Y3kBRDwARIsAEwloL7zqVYrG_iTdfLYckbwNiSbuq-iSbz5DyZpTPSIgTBeHn-SX9xTgjIaAuPPEALw_wcB&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

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Title: Re: The neighborhood is sorely lacking healthy takeout options
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 09, 2019, 04:45:56 PM
This place called Organic food corp on 86 street, Sells NOTHING ORGANIC, I believe its illegal to promote a product your not really selling ! Or misleading ignorant people to believe your selling them organic products ! prices are too cheap at this place for it to be organic. Theirs is no way organic salmon can go for $16 it just doesn't add up ! or Organic chicken for $12.


idk, maybe ask them?