Our Favorite Picks for Leisurely Lunches
People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but people who say that are forgetting about the day’s most underappreciated meal. Lunch is not just a time to fill your stomach to tide yourself over until dinner. A good lunch can be delicious, nutritious, and provide you with an opportunity to relax in the midst of an otherwise chaotic day at school or the office. Next time to you think about skipping lunch in order to finish work early or save calories, think about what you are actually doing to yourself. Missing lunch can cause in increase in stress levels and make you all the more hungrier when it comes to dinner, causing you to eat more calories later in the day. Instead, find some places in your area that are wonderful spots to take a breather and have a light and satisfying midday meal.
Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli
You don’t need to eat much to enjoy a nice lunch. For this reason, a small pastry shop or deli can be just the perfect little place. Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli is known for both their delicious pastries and their spread of fantastic sandwiches served on their famous pretzel bread. They also have several locations across the city, so odds are there is probably a location near you.
Kitchen 452 is a very popular spot in Cincinnati that is actually dedicated to the purpose of serving lunch to the masses. The restaurant is only open during lunch hours on Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:30pm. They are known for their menu boasting light meals crafted from fresh ingredients. You can choose from a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups. You can even enjoy a sweet treat at the end of your meal by inquiring about the dessert of the day.
The BonBonerie Café
A small café is the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch. Nothing quite beats eating a tasty sandwich while also enjoying a steaming cup of coffee. The food and caffeine along with the cozy atmosphere provides for an excellent afternoon pick-me-up. The BonBonerie Cafe is one of Cincy’s favorite little cafés, and is very well known for its lunchtime service. The tea lunch provided by the BonBonerie Café is a favorite among regulars.
Another popular café with a slightly different menu is the Parkside Café. Sometimes after a particularly rough morning at the office, what you want to eat more than anything else is comfort food. Parkside has all of the classic diner flare that everyone loves. You can get a classic burger and fries or enjoy breakfast during lunchtime. Breakfast is served all day long at the Parkside Café. Top off your meal with a sweet and scrumptious milkshake.
Those watching their waistlines may want to find a lunch spot with less burgers on the menu, and more greens. Trio Bistro is a Cincinnati spot that is famous for its large array of huge salads. Although the menu is not limited to salads only, greens are Trio Bistro’s specialty. Not only will you have plenty of healthy options to choose from, you will also have plenty of salad left over to eat at another time.
Don’t let anything stand in the way of you and a delicious lunch. Taking advantage of your lunch hour to have a nice meal can provide some much needed relaxation in the middle of your workday. It will also keep you full, alert, and energized until dinner comes along. Experts will tell you that a well balanced diet consists of three solid meals a day. Don’t let lunch slip away from you. Find some nice spots in your area and make an effort to include a nice leisurely lunch in your daily routine.
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