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Bowl Patrol: The Best Spots for Grain Bowls in Westchester County

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Warm or cold, packed with protein or leafy greens, grain bowls offer hearty and healthy goodness that everyone can enjoy.

The Granola Bar of Rye

96 Purchase St, Rye; 914.709.4229

This spot may specialize in granola, but there are plenty of savory options to go around. The Buddha Bowl consists of warm quinoa, sautéed spinach, avocado, portobello mushrooms, tomato, and a soft egg with choice of dressing. For a twist, try ingredients over a bed of roasted cauliflower or sautéed kale. The Macro Bowl with beet hummus, sweet potato, goat cheese, and walnuts over sautéed kale with tahini vinaigrette has proven to be a fan favorite.


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Grass Roots Kitchen

124 Wildey St, Tarrytown; 914.909.5588

This popular spot, just a quick walk from the Tarrytown train station, cooks up bowls for every time of day. There’s the Breakfast Grain Bowl with eggs, cheese, and shiitake “bacon”; all of the entrée bowls are served with roasted broccoli, avocado, chickpea salad, and your choice of a base which includes grains, cauliflower, or wild rice. The eatery offers a BBQ vegan “chicken” bowl, crispy cauliflower bowl, chopped Mediterranean chicken, and a cilantro-lime seared salmon filet.

Mason Sandwich Co.

33 Mill Rd, Eastchester; 914.776.2766

Don’t let the name fool you — this joint has more to offer than heroes and hoagies. Chow down on one of the four bowls: The flank steak bowl is packed with sweet soy-marinated steak, roasted broccoli, pickled carrots, spicy mayo, sesame, and quinoa (which can be traded out for brown rice), while the ancient grain bowl is loaded with both quinoa and freekuh, plus roasted cauliflower, baby spinach, chickpeas, pomegranate, and a delectable curry vinaigrette. The brown rice bowl is loaded with fire-roasted corn salsa, black beans, avocado, aji verde, and radish sprouts. Last, but definitely not least, is the chipotle chicken bowl with a bed of rice and beans topped with lettuce, avocado, crispy tortilla, cheese, sour cream, and, the star of the show, chipotle pulled chicken.


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North End Tavern

1301 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.663.3224

This trendy tavern serves up an elevated dining experience with a mix of bar classics and pricier items. For bowl lovers, there’s a tuna poke option that is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. Sesame teriyaki-glazed tuna pairs perfectly with avocado, edamame beans, radish, and cucumber, all over brown rice.


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Stephen’s Green

12 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.337.1027

Stephen’s Green provides a little piece of Ireland in the center of Tuckahoe and, while you’re welcome to bite into bar favorites, the California Chicken is a must-try for grain bowl fanatics. Tender spice-rubbed chicken breast is served over brown rice and accompanied by mashed avocado, grilled zucchini and cherry tomatoes, and roasted and toasted peppers and walnuts over brown rice.

Tasty Table

21 Campwoods Rd, Ossining; 914.762.4000

Offering all-day brunch every day and dinner on Thursdays and Fridays, Tasty Table has bowls for every occasion. For dinner, try the gluten-free Tasty Bowl, piled with coconut rice, avocado, edamame, cucumber, pickled onion, radish, mango, soy-sesame vinaigrette, and your option of protein. On the brunch menu, you’ll find ever-trendy acai and poke bowls with plenty of sweet and savory add-ons.


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Green Life

266 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.341.1725

Green Life offers a plethora of healthy choices, with everything from veggie lasagna to an array of colorful smoothies. Of course, there’s a hefty list of protein bowls, including the surf & turf with low-sodium steak and shrimp, teriyaki, and mixed veggies atop brown rice with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Another popular option is the buddha bowl with quinoa, chickpeas, avocado, mushrooms, chili paste, and roasted red peppers.


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