Best Lunch Spots in Center City

November 27, 2018/ by Olivia Ramirez

As a coworking space, we pride ourselves on providing the best resources for our members, and that includes having the answers to all of their questions.

One question we’ve heard time and time again is, “What are the best lunch spots in Center City?”. Well, we’ve put our heads together and taste-tested our way to the top!

Take a look at our top picks for lunch in the Center City, Philadelphia area. And if you stop by South 11th Street to try some of our favorite grub for yourself, be sure to come say hi!

1. honeygrow

honegrow is just downstairs from The Yard and offers a fantastic selection of stir-fry options and salads. Plus, they have tons of juices made from the same fresh ingredients they use in their meals.

Not only is the food amazing, but they’re also incredibly community-focused, hosting wellness and cultural events throughout the year. (Take a look at a past yoga event they hosted with us!). Stay up to date on all of their upcoming events, as well as other local news, through their blog.

*Members of The Yard can get a special discount at honeygrow every day of the week by showing their Yard keychain.



2. Bareburger

Bareburger joined the Center City foodie scene back in 2014, and we’re oh, so grateful! Bareburger’s menu is full of delectable items that are local, organic, and sustainable. Their food is not only friendly to our bellies but also to the environment. We love supporting a good cause – and enjoying every bite while doing so!

*Members of The Yard can get a special discount at Bareburger by showing their Yard keychain.



3. Devon & Blakely

Devon & Blakely is our go-to for anything and everything. They have a huge selection of sandwiches, salads, daily specials, and more. Plus, they have thoughtfully curated lunch box meals that make you feel like you’re getting all of your nutrients and a nice variety to boot. Just like the good old days! 😉


Devon & Blakely

4. Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is our favorite healthy lunch in the area. We love all of the fresh ingredients they use and the flavorful combinations they create. Plus, the Sweetgreen app is a breeze to use and makes pick-up super quick. It’s a win-win.



5. Shake Shack

Okay, so we can’t have Shake Shack every day for lunch, but it’s a pretty nice option to have when you feel like treating yourself. The Center City location just opened in October, and we’ve been reaping the benefits! We’re huge fans of the traditional burger and love their cheese-filled portobello burger, too! You really can’t go wrong.


Shake Shack

6. Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is a little gem tucked away in Mom’s Market just across the street from The Yard. This cute spot has tons of simple salads and bowls jam-packed with ingredients we love. It’s an easy YES in our book.


Naked Lunch

These are just a few of the best lunch spots in Center City. With the surrounding neighborhoods growing and more places popping up each year, we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings. We know it’ll be a great year for foodies!