Organic Fast Food (Yes, it does exist.)

5 Apr

One of the biggest selling points for buying fast food is that it’s cheap, quick, and provides a lot of calories for people who don’t always know when their next meal is going to be.

Well, good news is on the horizon for people who frequent fast food chains regularly, and are hoping to improve those habits.

Over the past couple of years, more and more organic fast food chains are creeping into the market, and are really making a splash with their eco-friendly options. This leaves the consumer mentally pleased, financially pleased, and most importantly, happily satiated.

In Julie Guthman’s article, “Fast food/organic food: reflexive tastes and the making of ‘yuppie chow’” in Social & Cultural Geography, she notes: “In contrast to the fast food eater, the reflexive consumer pays attention to how food is made, and that knowledge shapes his or her ‘taste’ toward healthier food.”

This “reflexive eater,” is someone who is conscious of what they put into their bodies, and how that food effects the world and other people.

This is an easy lifestyle to adopt if a little bit of mindfulness and research is done before purchasing and consuming products.

In search of these organic fast food chains? Here’s a list of ten to get you started

  1. Chipotle Mexican Grill
  2. Evos
  3. GustOrganic
  4. O’Naturals
  5. Amanda’s
  6. Burgerville
  7. Sellers Market
  8. Pizza Fusion
  9. Chelsea’s Table
  10. Pret a Manger

These are great alternatives to conventional fast food chains, and they won’t break the bank either. And full belly and full wallet is a pretty good deal, wouldn’t you say?

For more information about the article I cited, click the link below. Also be sure to wander over to my “Resources” tab to take a peek at all the other articles I mention in my posts.

unc.edu

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/photos/top-10-organic-fast-food-restaurants/chipotle

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