Pickup is the “eating out” dining of choice these days, but some fast-food concepts were founded on healthful take-out options from the get-go. NOTE: Call for hours during COVID-19 shutdown.
d’Lite Healthy On The Go
Founded by a Valley couple more than a decade ago to marry healthful ingredients and preparation with convenience. Menu caters to a full range of dietary needs and preferences. Currently drive-thru only.
2613 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
3214 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
5502 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix
ProteinHouse serves the mantra “Eat with purpose” – and the purpose is enjoying nutritious, all-natural meals. The menu ranges from oatmeal loaded with bananas and pecans and more to egg-white omelettes to high-protein burgers to healthy salads to protein pancakes that look suspiciously like desserts to actual desserts.
National chain has only one location in Metro Phoenix.
3097 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert
Salad and Go
Founded to be a “drive-thru revolution,” this locally owned restaurant has proliferated throughout much of Metro Phoenix, with heaviest concentration in a corridor from northwest Phoenix down into Chandler. Ingredients for all the dishes are fresh, natural and “organic as much as possible.”
Multiple locations Valley-wide