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Good Stock Restaurant Review – Updated

Good Stock Restaurant Review

Important note: Since this updated Good Stock restaurant review was written, I have changed my approach from weight management to Health at Every Size and intuitive eating. The recommendations here were intended for the pursuit of weight loss, an approach that is no longer aligned with my beliefs and brand. Keep this in mind as you read through the post.

Good Stock Restaurant Review - Updated

It’s still good! You all know I love Good Stock. It’s in my regular rotation of restaurants because it’s affordable, delicious and less than a five-minute walk from my apartment. I reviewed it in January and felt it needed a revisit because of the warmer weather and the addition of some exciting items. The soups are still great, as are the salads. The changes to report are the following:

  • Good Stock recently added sandwiches to the menu, which I’m happy to report are très excellent. They use Bien Cuit sandwich bread, which is hearty and extremely filling.
  • Entrée-size portions of salads are now available
  • You can add avocado, egg or chicken to any salad
  • You can now purchase their brownies in larger sizes

Back in January, I lauded Good Stock for its genius soup and salad concept since it’s not always easy to find veggie-forward meals that actually taste good. But I think it was a smart move to bring in the sandwich options, especially since the warmer months may not make people automatically inclined towards soup. I should point out that for the warmer months, they will have cold soups like gazpacho available. It’s more reason to love this place.

The details

Location: 31 Carmine Street, permanent spot in Urbanspace Vanderbilt and lunch pop-up at West Elm Market in DUMBO on Mondays and Thursdays, delivery via Try Caviar.

Menu: all-day

Service: lunch and dinner only

Price: $

Vibe: casual, dip in and out

Good For: quick sit-down meal by yourself or with another person, to-go or delivery

Standout Dishes: Tomato Soup, Coconut Chicken Soup, Maryland Crab Soup, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Grilled Cheese

Heads Up: I find a small soup and small salad plus the bread to be plenty for a meal. For men, larger versions of these should be enough. If you’re doing a sandwich and salad, purchase a large salad because this will probably be enough for 1.5-2 meals.

For IBS-ers, most of the soups contain onion and garlic. The salads will often contain low FODMAP-friendly ingredients.

Overall Rating: 3 (Great)

The wrap-up

I hope this Good Stock restaurant review was good! This remains an Eathority favorite because of the high-quality ingredients and tasty salad, soup, and sandwich options.

Eathority Approved Eats

Summer 2018

Menu Item

Intuitive Eating
Rating
Gentle Nutrition Tips
Tomato Soup In-between Ask for the crouton and balsamic vinegar toppings
Chicken & Vegetable Light, airy Ask for whatever topping and starch is paired with this soup
Any daily soup N/A If the meat is a topping, consider asking for extra if you need a protein boost
Any salad Light, airy ---
Hummus Sandwich In-between These sandwiches are pretty filling, so check in with yourself halfway through to gauge how full you are; add a salad if you are in need of vegetables
Chicken Salad Sandwich In-between ---
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Heavy, filling ---
Brownie In-between If you’re in the mood for chocolate, this brownie is legit

Ratings Key

Price
(sans tips, alcohol)
$ = $15 and under
$$ = $15-$30
$$$ = $30-$55
$$$$ = $55 and over
Intuitive Eating Rating
Foods recommended for your mood or how you want to feel

Light, airy = makes you feel buoyant
Heavy, filling = makes you feel comforted, warm
In-between = makes you feel neither light nor heavy

IBS Rating
*  IBS-friendly
+  Mostly IBS-friendly, one item may be moderate or high FODMAP
Overall Rating
(value, taste)
1 = Meh
2 = Good
3 = Awesome
4 = Amazing

 

 

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