I felt like I was a freshman in college all over it. It was the first day of orientation, but this time it was for graduate school. I was excited, yet extremely nervous, to begin what I was told would be the hardest 10 months of my life.
We were told to seek out lunch on our own, so I went to a place near campus called Dig Inn.
Dig Inn is a healthy chain restaurant located throughout the city. You can order a variety of food there, such as salads, but I went with the option that allows you to create your own variety box. This option lets you pick grains or greens, your choice of protein and two sides.
I ordered the greens with chevril and mint, wild sockeye salmon, summer vegetable poke (murasaki sweet potato, cucumber, chioggia beets and hijiki dressing) and the roasted kale with tomato and pepper. The salmon was alright – it didn’t have an abundance of flavor but at least it wasn’t overcooked. I made sure to mix it with the salad under it because that added more depth of flavor. The roasted kale with tomato and pepper was my favorite part of the box. The kale wasn’t bitter at all, and I enjoyed the acidity from the tomato and pepper. I found the summer vegetable poke to be interesting. To be totally honest, I couldn’t tell if I liked it or not, but I ate it anyway.
For quick food, Dig Inn isn’t bad. It’s reasonably priced, healthy, quick and filling. I would eat there again if I needed something on the go. Other than that, New York City is full of too many other great food choices so I would rather find something I enjoy more.
2884 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Mon-Sun 11:00 AM-10:00 PM