Even if you are the type of person that always orders the same meal when you go to your favorite restaurant or the type of person that often dreads trying a new place, you probably still sometimes think about trying a new meal when you go out to eat. Even if it’s just to be able to recommend it to someone else.
Or, maybe you’re the type that likes to work toward trying everything on the menu. That can be fun too, but what happens when you get bored with your usual restaurant options? Here are some ideas for trying something a little different than your normal sit-down restaurant.
Consider A Cafe
Cafes aren’t just for lunch anymore, although if you’re a late dinner eating you might have problems finding one that is open. Cafes are definitely a great place to go for breakfast, or even just for a cup of coffee.
You will find more of a light fare at these types of dining places. Sandwiches, salads, and soups will be the main things on the menu. You might even have soup or salad cafes in your area, these being places that specialize in this one type of dish but giving you numerous flavorful options (like a dozen different soups to choose from).
Pick A Deli
Deli can sometimes be like cafes, or they can be completely different. Some delis have an eatery area and some don’t. Even if you opt for one that doesn’t it’s pretty likely they have all the fixings you need there in order to get a meal you can dine on in your car (or you can take it home or to the office to eat).
Delis can offer both healthy meal options and some not so healthy one. Try to pick a more healthy bread if you opt for a panini, like whole wheat instead of white.
Don’t Discount Bar Food
If you’re considering dinner after 7 pm, you may want to think about trying some bar food. This isn’t going to be the healthiest food option and it may not offer any choices for someone with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. However, it could be a tasty late night meal that is still better for you than fast food.
You could get a burger minus the bun. If you’re not diet conscious or you want a cheat night, get some chicken tenders or some jalapeno poppers. Bar food is usually fried or at least really greasy, so keep that in mind.
If you’re not brave enough to venture to a completely new restaurant, why not try something different at your regular go-to places? You just might find a new favorite food!