Healthy Food Options
Confused

United States

#1 Sep 29, 2013
There are a hundred posts in this forum about needing more restaurants. I'm taking a different approach here. We need some "healthier" options for eating. A Panera and Chipotle (yes, Chipotle is healthy eating. Local food, no chemicals in meat, etc.). I get some restaurants need more rooftops tom come in but those two places would clean house in town. There is NOTHING in this town other than fast food and pizza places. For all the people who are going to respond in two ways:

1. Make your own healthy food!!- I do. With young kids sometimes a quick healthy meal on the to is needed.

2. Why don't you drive to Orlando or Frankfort!!- I do. I drove to Orland yesterday for Panera. 60 minute round trip including wait time for food. The whole trip with crying kids in the car. Grrr.

Anyone up for starting a "healthy food" campaign in Lockport?
Hardliner

Homer Glen, IL

#2 Sep 29, 2013
Confused wrote:
There are a hundred posts in this forum about needing more restaurants. I'm taking a different approach here. We need some "healthier" options for eating. A Panera and Chipotle (yes, Chipotle is healthy eating. Local food, no chemicals in meat, etc.). I get some restaurants need more rooftops tom come in but those two places would clean house in town. There is NOTHING in this town other than fast food and pizza places. For all the people who are going to respond in two ways:
1. Make your own healthy food!!- I do. With young kids sometimes a quick healthy meal on the to is needed.
2. Why don't you drive to Orlando or Frankfort!!- I do. I drove to Orland yesterday for Panera. 60 minute round trip including wait time for food. The whole trip with crying kids in the car. Grrr.
Anyone up for starting a "healthy food" campaign in Lockport?
I haven't seen too many stand alone Panera's or Chipolte's, normally they are incorporated into a bigger retail developments. Hard to imagine either one of them opening by Jewel, Wal-Mart, Berkots or Corwins. The only hope is that one day the failed development at 159th & I355 gets going again

My wife and I have all but eliminated Orland Park as destination for food and shopping because of the horrendous traffic and quite honestly it is starting to look like Ford City over there. Bite the bullet pay the toll and jump on I355 to either Bolingbrook, Lombard, Oak Brook, Frankfort or Mokena. You will cut your travel time down and find all that your heart desires plus you will be with a better class of people overall.
3456 ABC

Lockport, IL

#3 Sep 29, 2013
Confused wrote:
There are a hundred posts in this forum about needing more restaurants. I'm taking a different approach here. We need some "healthier" options for eating. A Panera and Chipotle (yes, Chipotle is healthy eating. Local food, no chemicals in meat, etc.). I get some restaurants need more rooftops tom come in but those two places would clean house in town. There is NOTHING in this town other than fast food and pizza places. For all the people who are going to respond in two ways:
1. Make your own healthy food!!- I do. With young kids sometimes a quick healthy meal on the to is needed.
2. Why don't you drive to Orlando or Frankfort!!- I do. I drove to Orland yesterday for Panera. 60 minute round trip including wait time for food. The whole trip with crying kids in the car. Grrr.
Anyone up for starting a "healthy food" campaign in Lockport?
Only fast food and nothing healthy in this town? What about the Vegan Cafe or Mama Onesta's Restaurant. If you choose wisely you will find you can eat healthy at both of those. Most places have healthy options most just do not choose them.
Hardliner

Homer Glen, IL

#4 Sep 29, 2013
3456 ABC wrote:
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Only fast food and nothing healthy in this town? What about the Vegan Cafe or Mama Onesta's Restaurant. If you choose wisely you will find you can eat healthy at both of those. Most places have healthy options most just do not choose them.
True enough, you can get a salad at Honeyfields, Georges or McDonalds but I believe the point of the original post is that there is a serious lack of quality variety.
Confused

Lockport, IL

#5 Sep 30, 2013
3456 ABC wrote:
<quoted text>Only fast food and nothing healthy in this town? What about the Vegan Cafe or Mama Onesta's Restaurant. If you choose wisely you will find you can eat healthy at both of those. Most places have healthy options most just do not choose them.
Your an idiot. I said "quick" with young kids. Mama Onestas isn't quick. Yes, visit vegan spot often but limited hours, not quick, and not even open every day. Yes, we can find healthy things at McDonalds, Burger King, etc. but still very processed and limited choice. I tried to set my question up to not get stupid answers like yours.
3456 ABC

Lockport, IL

#6 Sep 30, 2013
Confused wrote:
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Your an idiot. I said "quick" with young kids. Mama Onestas isn't quick. Yes, visit vegan spot often but limited hours, not quick, and not even open every day. Yes, we can find healthy things at McDonalds, Burger King, etc. but still very processed and limited choice. I tried to set my question up to not get stupid answers like yours.
Ok, I get it now. You want what you want right now well those little bastards you're raising not to behave properly drive you crazy. Typical demand everything to be as quick as you want and be at your door step. You lazy pick raise those kids properly and you wouldn't have to woory about it, but I can see you're raising your kids just like your parents did (name calling). I've went to both the places I mentioned and had service in a timely manner. Not rushed!
3456 ABC

Lockport, IL

#7 Sep 30, 2013
Confused wrote:
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Your an idiot. I said "quick" with young kids. Mama Onestas isn't quick. Yes, visit vegan spot often but limited hours, not quick, and not even open every day. Yes, we can find healthy things at McDonalds, Burger King, etc. but still very processed and limited choice. I tried to set my question up to not get stupid answers like yours.
And I'm the idoit? This is from your post;
There is NOTHING in this town other than fast food and pizza places.
Your words not mine. All I did is prove you completely wrong. Touchy touchy
BARRY

Joliet, IL

#8 Oct 1, 2013
3456 ABC wrote:
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And I'm the idoit? This is from your post;
There is NOTHING in this town other than fast food and pizza places.
Your words not mine. All I did is prove you completely wrong. Touchy touchy
Yes you are a IDOIT!
Confused

United States

#9 Oct 2, 2013
IQ of this white trash town == 0. Clueless.
smartest guy in any room

Homer Glen, IL

#10 Oct 2, 2013
BARRY wrote:
<quoted text>Yes you are a IDOIT!
Hey Barry, did you flunk 2nd grade spelling and grammer?
Necessary Corrections

Lockport, IL

#11 Nov 11, 2013
smartest guy in any room wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Barry, did you flunk 2nd grade spelling and grammer?
*grammar*... obligatory

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#12 Nov 11, 2013
You want quick, but you drive 60 minutes for a sandwich from a run of the mill chain restaurant? Ok, got it

Go to Jewel, get turkey and bread, bring it home and make a better sandwich for cheaper and much quicker.

I do agree that there needs to be more quality restaurants (non-chain) in this area as a whole. However, they would likely go unnoticed to people that think Panera and Chipotle (ughhh, puke) are the epitome of healthy dining.
Confused

Lockport, IL

#13 Nov 11, 2013
Storkleton wrote:
You want quick, but you drive 60 minutes for a sandwich from a run of the mill chain restaurant? Ok, got it

Go to Jewel, get turkey and bread, bring it home and make a better sandwich for cheaper and much quicker.

I do agree that there needs to be more quality restaurants (non-chain) in this area as a whole. However, they would likely go unnoticed to people that think Panera and Chipotle (ughhh, puke) are the epitome of healthy dining.
"Healthier" than the other choices. Sometimes socially, popping into a location for lunch/dinner is nice vs eating at him. Yes, Chipotle with a focus on locally grown product and bio free meats is better than Taco Bell.

Plus to market to business coming in to our new business parks, they want more food options for their workers going to lunch.

Think bigger people....

Think bigger than grab a loaf of bread and Turkey....

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