Going out to lunch is a treasured privilege for 4th and 5th graders. Being able to make food choices independently is exciting but also a huge responsibility. The Green & Healthy Committee has put together a list of the menu items for the establishments where kids are permitted to dine. Of course, students can always bring their own ‘take-out’ from home, or get a grab-and-go bag from the cafeteria and eat and socialize on the red benches in front of the school. Grab-and-Go lunch sacks, including a PB&J or cheese sandwich, carrot sticks and fruit, are available to any student at the lunchroom: .
To save money and instill both green and healthy values, consider sending your child with a reusable water bottle and encourage kids to avoid taking any excess plastic silverware, condiments, napkins and bags from the restaurants. We ask that you remind our children that cleaning up their waste is a must, and that they should sort it properly in one of the bin stations in the front of our school. Also, it’s important for children to remember that candy and sugary drinks are unhealthy and impact performance during the day.
On days where children eat in our lunchroom, a delicious, fresh salad bar is always an option. Also, check out our monthly K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu at www.schoolfoodnyc.org to find out what’s cookin’.
Stay Green & Healthy!
BAREBURGER Cubby Meals such as sliders or chicken strips w/fries, apples, juice or milk $8.76 incl. tax (10% student discount).
BLUE BOTTLE Almond butter toast with jam $5.50, avocado toast $9.00, breakfast sandwich with cheddar and egg $7, mozzarella sandwich with arugala pesto and peppadew peppers $8, ham baguette with gruyere and butter $8.
CHIPOTLE Build your own tortilla $5.75, cheese quesadilla $4.60 (not incl. tax). Both kids menus include fruit or chips, and organic juice or milk.
CONNECTICUT MUFFIN Options include cold mozzarella & tomato sandwich $7.50, bagel with cream cheese $2.50, smoothies $5.75, small soup $5.00.
GRAND CANYON Offers a kids menu between $6.50 and $8.50 (not incl. tax and tip) — such as spaghetti or penne with marinara sauce $6.75, bagels with cream cheese $3.00, and chili con carne $7.00
PAPI’S GRILL Two chicken tacos $5.00, includes a free water.
PINO’S LA FORCHETTA Slice of pizza with fountain drink such as seltzer $2.75.
PITA PAN Many healthy options (salads, hummus, pita). chicken fingers $4.50, falafel sandwich $4.50, soups $3.95.
RANCHO ALEGRE Chicken or beef tacos/ enchiladas/ burritos with rice & beans, or cheese quesadillas. Includes chips & salsa, juice or seltzer water. Student price of $5 (including tax)
7TH AVENUE NEWSROOM Choices include toasted bagel with butter $1.25, turkey and cheese sandwich $3.50, Banana $0.50.
STARBUCKS Protein Boxes (such as Eggs & Cheese with Apples and Grapes, or Cheese & Fruit with Brie) $5.45-5.95, cold sandwiches (such as Chicken & Fig Spread or Almond Butter, Strawberries & Jam) $6.25-7.95, warm sandwiches (such as Herbed Chicken & Manchego or Smoked Mozzarella & Roasted Peppers) $6.25-8.45. Prices do not include tax.
THE HIPSTER DELI Rolls with any kind of meat (including grilled chicken) and cheese $5.00 for students, grilled cheese $2.00, bagel and cream cheese $1.75.
YAMATO Lunch specials for students— Either four pieces California roll with three pieces pork gyoza, or four pieces avocado/ cucumber roll with three pieces vegetable gyoza for $5.44 (includes tax)! Take-out only.
* Please remember to tip appropriately in restaurants.