Guide to Healthy Lunch Spots Around WNY

Written by Kelsie Engert
Published on February 14, 2019
Homegrown Kitchen

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Updated July 2020

It’s about that time. Your stomach is growling at you, that morning coffee has totally lost its effect, it’s past noon and you’ve had enough of work (well, for the time-being). You’re going to need a strong boost of fuel to push you through the rest of the day. The right food can get you that energy you *desperately* need. A healthy lunch can be a total game-changer, so we’ve scoped out some of the major hotspots around town for a quick, rejuvenating bite:  

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Grindhaus Cafe

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Grindhaus Cafe

160 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201  /  WEBSITE

The food menu consists of totally original creations- we can all appreciate an Allentown twist. They serve handhelds, salads and toasts with *Vegan and* Vegetarian accommodations. But you can’t leave without getting one of their crafty teas, pour-overs or cold brews!


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Kornerstone Cafe and Juice Bar

701 Seneca St 33, Buffalo, NY 14210 + Elm Street, East Aurora, NY 14052  /  WEBSITE

This all-natural cafe has a variety of healthy, protein-filled lunch options to eat in or take out (*peep the new Larkin location). AND, they’ve got a super impressive juice and smoothie bar, brewed in-house kombucha, and a full-blown coffee bar for your afternoon caffeine fix.

Healthy Scratch

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The Healthy Scratch

75 Main St. #4, Buffalo, NY 14203  /  WEBSITE

From cold pressed juices to wraps to matcha bowls, this place will have you refueled and ready to go in no time for those last dreadful hours of the workday. You can even get an extra shot of caffeine in a cold brew or their high performance coffee- let’s be real, you need it.


Fresh Catch Poke Co.

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Fresh Catch Poke Co. // Fresh Catch and The Galley Lounge

5933 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221 + 500 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202 // 500 Pearl St Suite 107, Buffalo, NY 14202


Plenty of healthy options here- in fact, I don’t think anything on their menu would actually qualify as unhealthy. You can order a signature or deluxe bowl (that is, if you’re not creative enough to make your own), which includes greens or rice, a protein (mostly from the sea), healthy toppings and veggies, drizzled with one of their own yummy sauces!

Organic 3 Cafe

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Organic 3 Cafe

4446 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226  WEBSITE

You know it’s gotta be healthy when you see “organic” in the name. Smoothie bowls, toasts, wraps, sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads- you got it, all organic af. They also offer plenty of Vegan and gluten-free options!

Scripts Cafe

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Scripts Cafe

2 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094  /  WEBSITE

Soups, salads, quinoa bowls and THE BEST sandwiches, wraps and paninis. The options are literally limitless on the menu- and if you don’t see something made exactly the way you want, you can customize it yourself!


Green Eats

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Green Eats Kitchen and Juice Bar

6445 W Quaker St, Orchard Park, NY 14217  /  WEBSITE

Just walking through the doors will give you a clean detox. Although they’re known for their tasty smoothies and juice, they also serve nutritious snacks and meals that are perfect for those on the go!

Homegrown Kitchen

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Homegrown Kitchen

650 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 + 916 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202  WEBSITE

It’s exactly what it sounds like. Greens, grains, and more greens- all fresh, and straight from local farms! They’ve got a variety of salads, grain bowls, soups, wraps, and smoothies made with seasonal produce. Most menu items can be tweaked to be vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free!

Prima Oliva Cafe

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Prima Oliva

1 Buffalo St, Hamburg, NY 14075  /  WEBSITE

This is where it’s at for a fresh, rejuvenating lunch. You can build your own acai bowl, grain bowl or salad- or of course, choose from Prima’s signatures. Toppings? Endless (literally). And a Prima experience always calls for a refreshing cold-pressed juice to pair with your bowl.

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Kelsie Engert






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