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Food on the Run: Corner Bakery Cafι

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10/15/2009 6:09 AM   :  80 comments   :  14,815 Views



In our ongoing Food on the Run series we like to look at different fast food restaurants and offer our readers information to help them make healthier choices when they dine away from home. Today we look at a restaurant that Health magazine recognized as one of America's top ten healthiest fast food restaurants and Parent's magazine has named as one of the 10 best fast-casual restaurants in America.

With recognition like that, there must be healthy alternatives when dining. Right?

Here are some of your best choices when dining at Corner Bakery Cafι.



Best Specialty Bread Choices – 1 slice serving

Harvest

Calories – 160

Fat – 1 gram

Carbohydrates – 31 grams

Fiber – 3 grams

Sodium – 280 mg

Protein – 6 grams



Steakhouse Rye

Calories – 160

Fat – 1 gram

Carbohydrates – 30 grams

Fiber – 6 grams

Sodium – 550 mg

Protein – 5 grams



Raisin Pecan

Calories – 140

Fat – 4 grams

Carbohydrates – 23 grams

Fiber – 1 gram

Sodium – 130 mg

Protein – 3 grams



White Rye

Calories – 160

Fat – 2.5 grams

Carbohydrates – 27 grams

Fiber – 4 grams

Sodium – 360 mg

Protein – 6 grams



Cafι Roll – 1 roll serving

Calories – 120

Fat – 1 gram

Carbohydrates – 24 grams

Fiber – 1 gram

Sodium – 300 mg

Protein - 4 grams



Best Breakfast Choices

All American Scrambler w/Egg Whites (with bacon)

Calories – 200

Fat – 11 grams

Carbohydrates – 2 grams

Fiber – 0 grams

Sodium – 800 mg

Protein – 19 grams

*Served with Breakfast Potatoes (140 calories/5 gr fat/290 mg sodium) and Harvest Toast. Healthier side items to substitute would be the Seasonal Fruit Medley (60 calories/0 grams fat/10 mg sodium) and the Harvest Crisp (60 calories/.5 grams fat/220 mg sodium).



Oatmeal

Calories – 140

Fat – 1.5 grams

Carbohydrates – 21 grams

Fiber – 1 gram

Sodium – 230 mg

Protein – 10 grams

*You can add some healthier options to enhance your oatmeal. Better choices include Dried Zante Currants (30 calories/0 grams fat/0 mg sodium), Dried Cranberries (30 calories/0 grams fat/0 mg sodium), Toasted Almonds (40 calories/3 grams fat/0 mg sodium) or Toasted Walnuts (50 calories/5grams fat/0 mg sodium).



Best Trio Salad Choices

Asian Edamame Salad

Calories – 90

Fat – 5 grams

Carbohydrates – 7 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 450 mg

Protein – 4 grams



Greek Marinated Vegetable Salad

Calories – 60

Fat – 3 grams

Carbohydrates – 6 grams

Fiber – 1 gram

Sodium – 590 mg

Protein – 2 grams



Mixed Berry Salad

Calories – 60

Fat – 0 grams

Carbohydrates – 13 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 0 mg

Protein – 1 gram



Seasonal Fruit Salad Medley

Calories – 60

Fat – 0 grams

Carbohydrates – 15 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 10 mg

Protein – 1 gram



Roasted Potato Bacon Salad

Calories – 150

Fat – 5 grams

Carbohydrates – 11 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 260 mg

Protein – 2 grams



Best Soup Choices – 10 oz Cup

Three Lentil Vegetable

Calories – 140 (15 oz bowl – 210)

Fat – 2.5 grams (15 oz bowl – 4 grams)

Carbohydrates – 24 grams (15 oz bowl – 36 grams)

Fiber – 9 grams (15 oz bowl – 13 grams)

Sodium – 930 mg (15 oz bowl – 1390 mg)

Protein – 8 grams (15 oz bowl – 11 grams)



Mom's Chicken Noodle

Calories – 140 (15 oz bowl – 210)

Fat – 4 grams (15 oz bowl – 6 grams)

Carbohydrates – 19 grams (15 oz bowl – 28 grams)

Fiber – 1 gram (15 oz bowl – 2 grams)

Sodium – 1080 mg (15 oz bowl – 1620 mg)

Protein – 8 grams (15 oz bowl – 11 grams)



Roasted Tomato Basil (without croutons)

Calories – 150 (15 oz bowl – 220)

Fat – 4.5 grams (15 oz bowl – 6 grams)

Carbohydrates – 26 grams (15 oz bowl – 38 grams)

Fiber – 3 grams (15 oz bowl – 4 grams)

Sodium – 1410 mg (15 oz bowl – 2120 mg)

Protein – 7 grams (15 oz bowl – 10 grams)



Best Sandwich Choices

Bavarian Turkey on Pretzel Bread

Calories – 325

Fat – 8 grams

Carbohydrates – 42 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 1820 mg

Protein – 19 grams



DC Chicken Salad on Steakhouse Rye Bread

Calories – 315

Fat – 9 grams

Carbohydrates – 45 grams

Fiber – 3 grams

Sodium – 1170 mg

Protein – 13 grams



Uptown Turkey on Harvest Bread

Calories – 280

Fat – 10 grams

Carbohydrates – 31 grams

Fiber – 4 grams

Sodium – 1370 mg

Protein – 16 grams



Mom's Roast Chicken on Harvest Bread (no condiments)

Calories – 210

Fat – 3 grams

Carbohydrates – 27 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 490 mg

Protein – 19 grams



Mom's Turkey on Harvest Bread

Calories – 195

Fat – 2 grams

Carbohydrates – 29 grams

Fiber – 3 grams

Sodium – 1000 mg

Protein – 16 grams



Mom's Corned Beef on Rye Bread

Calories – 240

Fat – 3.5 grams

Carbohydrates – 38 grams

Fiber – 3 grams

Sodium – 1010 mg

Protein – 16 grams



Mom's Ham on White Bread

Calories – 245

Fat – 7 grams

Carbohydrates – 38 grams

Fiber – 3 grams

Sodium – 1030 mg

Protein – 15 grams



Mom's Roast Beef on Sourdough Bread

Calories – 255

Fat – 3.5 grams

Carbohydrates – 36 grams

Fiber – 2 grams

Sodium – 750 mg

Protein – 19 grams



The Corner Bakery Cafι strives to provide fresh quality foods to its customers. Have you ever tried this restaurant? How do you think their healthier options stack up to other Food on the Run options?



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Comments

  • 80
    Went there today and I made some excellent choices thanks to this article. Thanks sparkpeople! - 2/4/2011   1:12:12 PM
  • 79
    Sounds yummy but we don't have a Corner Bakery Cafe in our neck of the woods. I guess if it's any consolation, we don't have a Cheesecake Factory Restaurant either - so I guess that is something for "damage control"! - 10/18/2010   2:03:12 PM
  • 78
    The Asian Wonton Salad at Corner Bakery is amazing. The cafe size salad seems HUGE to me, but it only has 250 calories and 8 grams of fat (including the dressing and crispy wontons!). It is my all-time favorite to-go lunch! - 10/15/2010   11:54:29 AM
  • CCFIRECRACKER
    77
    I try to limit eating out but I love Corner Bakery's Lentil soup & their tuna sandwich. Their 1/2 a sandwich and soup combo makes a great lunch! - 10/14/2010   2:29:23 PM
  • EMMAWHITEMAN
    76
    I love this place - their food is great and healthy (well lots of it is healthy, they have unhealthy stuff), its all mostly fresh and the service is really quick. - 9/24/2010   12:26:47 PM
  • AYUSH123
    75
    Nice you have given great information about different foods. I had never heard about it. but if i travel i would definitely go there. Hope to hear more from you. Thanks

    Link: http://www.goholidaylets.co.uk - 5/13/2010   3:55:45 AM
  • DEBFALLS
    74
    I'm in Texas (DFW) and my daughter and I LOVE Corner Bakery. It's a nicer choice than Subway and the price reflects it, but at least I feel like I have a lot of healthy choices! - 5/10/2010   12:00:28 PM
  • 73
    Our office orders from the Corner Bakery a LOT - whenever we have clients in the office & I'm soooooo pleased with their quality! - 1/7/2010   11:14:08 AM
  • 72
    I never hear of it. I live in South Louisiana and we have subway or quesnos. - 12/7/2009   1:43:19 PM
  • GIANT-STEPS
    71
    I really like Corner Bakery but unfortunately my wife and daughter don't. They are a little expensive IMHO and they took my favorite soup off the menu though. - 10/28/2009   2:09:38 PM
  • 70
    I don't think I've ever seen this restaurant in my travels, not in New England or in the US when traveling for work. Wouldn't mind finding one sometime. - 10/19/2009   10:02:24 PM
  • LIZZIE-BELLE
    69
    I don't know of any of these places around me but I will be on the look-out in my travels - 10/19/2009   7:50:43 PM
  • 68
    Boy that soup looks good, I'll check them out! - 10/18/2009   9:16:15 PM
  • 67
    Wow, sounds like a fabulous place!!!!! Wish we had one on the island! - 10/18/2009   12:28:48 PM
  • 66
    Cornery Bakery is one of my favorites. I normally look at their website and call in my order. I had that the Asian Edemame salad and the three lentil vegetable soup on Thursday. The soup/salad combo is a great option. - 10/17/2009   6:55:54 PM
  • 65
    SPARK YOU'VE MISLED ME!
    Today I wanted to grab a bite for lunch when I was at the mall and thought, "hey, corner bakery, I read that Food-on-the-run. I know they're low calorie" So I noshed on a delicious sandwich. I came home to track it and found something spark failed to mention. THIS IS NUTRITION INFORMATION FOR HALF A SANDWICH. GRRRRR! Could you not have mentioned THAT somewhere in the blog? - 10/17/2009   6:32:26 PM
  • FLUFFY_KITTY
    64
    I have noticed that a lot of times when a person try out a new cafe, a new exercise toy, or what-not it is rarely targeted at budget minded people. I wonder if there is a site besides this that helps people lose weight in a cheap way.
    - 10/17/2009   12:21:14 AM
  • 63
    None of those near me either. We have Paneras and Atlanta Bread. When I go now, if I need to do it on the run, I do a blueberry bagel with natural peanut butter and for lunch Chicken noodle soup and a quarter of french baguette. With the exception of what Spark notes I try not to eat carbs after 6pm. I've checked their nutrition and it sounds better than what you guys have. - 10/16/2009   10:02:22 PM
  • 62
    Ditto on the tomato basil soup -- it's filling, delicious and satisfying. We have Corner Bakery Cafes all over LA and fortunately one near me! - 10/16/2009   5:20:27 PM
  • 61
    I love eating there. All their nutritional info is online and as you can see there are several healthy options rather than just one or two.

    Try it out if you have one in your area! - 10/16/2009   5:15:51 PM
  • 60
    And the swiss oatmeal can most likely be made at home as well. This one of my favorite places and that tomato basil soup is delicious. Had a bowl the other day in the rain. the croutons are my treat. I like them because they make them fresh. Not sure of the calorie though. Also you dont have to get the chips with the sandwich. they will substitute carrots - 10/16/2009   5:12:08 PM
  • 59
    None here in Utah, how about Paradise Bakery? That we have... - 10/16/2009   2:06:16 PM
  • 58
    I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I GOOGLED THIS STORE AND FOUND 3 LOCATIONS IN THE ATLANTA AREA. 2 ON PEACHTREE AND ONE IN BUCKHEAD!
    YEY! - 10/16/2009   1:31:54 PM
  • FROGLOVER5699
    57
    I eat there all the time great information !! - 10/16/2009   12:49:06 PM
  • 56
    We have one in Philadelphia. In the summer I love their swiss oatmeal. But there are a lot of temptations so I have stayed away since I have started eating healthier. But with this information I will be able to go and make healthy choices and not feel deprived of their homemade coffee cake. - 10/16/2009   12:42:34 PM
  • 55
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Corner Bakery Cafe but since my doctor has gotten more strict with my diet I can't eat there as often as I'd like. My favorite is the California Grille Panini but once I looked up the nutrition info I was really surprised that a sandwich with no meat on it would be 700 calories. Would love to have Chef Meg do a recipe makeover on that one! - 10/16/2009   11:39:15 AM
  • 54
    Too bad, the closest one is about 4 hours away. Since I'm not really watching my salt, I'm liking the calorie counts there! :) - 10/16/2009   11:16:03 AM
  • SGRAPENTINE
    53
    Missy758--Please be careful when slipping substitutes in food. People on high blood pressure medicine can NOT have salt substitutes (potassium chloride). It negates the effect of their medication. - 10/16/2009   11:11:42 AM
  • 52
    Never heard of them. - 10/16/2009   10:55:54 AM
  • 51
    I can not try them as no such store in our area. I am one to not eat out much so probably would not choose to eat here. Most of these things can be made at home. - 10/16/2009   10:51:01 AM
  • 50
    Are they in Atlanta area? Never heard of it. - 10/16/2009   10:16:01 AM
  • MISSY758
    49
    I sure wished we had one here in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. I do have to agree on the sodium content. I am wondering how they can win awards with that content in one item. There always seems to be a down side, either great taste and now calories and high in sodium or no taste and very low sodium. I am wondering why they can't use the NoSalt in most of these items that they make. I have always wondered why places don't use it as it tastes just like salt. If you use it in soups and other foods you make, there is no difference. I once fooled my father in law who was heck bent on salt.. I changed it in the salt shaker and he never knew until I told him.. his high blool pressure is more important than the salt and my test proved it. I do wish tho that we had one of those eateries in our area. Maybe one day someone will have something like that here! - 10/16/2009   10:15:00 AM
  • 48
    Are they in Nevada, Arizona or California? - 10/16/2009   9:33:29 AM
  • 47
    I travel in my work. I'm always on the look out for a Corner Bakery, especially for breakfast -- top quality AND the best price. - 10/16/2009   8:53:02 AM
  • 46
    This is fantastic - thank you for doing the work for me! I like to go to Corner Bakery - their food is really good and fresh. - 10/16/2009   8:48:00 AM
  • 45
    I took my friend to lunch there yesterday to celebrate her being a Breast Cancer Survivor! - 10/16/2009   8:34:11 AM
  • 44
    This is one of my favorite places to eat! I love the tomato basil soup and the oatmeal (but not together!!!). Good to see that there are some low cal choices! - 10/16/2009   8:14:24 AM
  • LEAHMSILVERMAN
    43
    I live on the East coast, but found this place when visiting Chicago once. We ate there for breakfast every morning because it was so good!! - 10/16/2009   7:28:23 AM
  • 42
    We don't have any in Ohio. A new place called Green Dog Cafe (Cincinnati) recently opened and I've been meaning to try it out. It has vegan and vegetarian choices--which always seems like it would be super healthy. I wonder about the sodium though. I really wish that restaurants would start trending towards low sodium. Or, at least have some options that are low. I just recently heard that the meat I've been purchasing (at the grocery store) is probably LOADED with sodium and I never knew. From what I understand if it is packaged--it is injected with a brine solution which is loaded with sodium. I've heard buying directly from the butcher is a much safer option. I'm going to have to start doing that. - 10/16/2009   6:53:24 AM
  • 41
    never heard of the restaurant but it sounds really healthy compared to other restaurants. - 10/16/2009   1:33:19 AM
  • 40
    I think it’s odd that Health and Parent’s magazines give awards for the top ten in America to a restaurant with locations in only 10 states. It’s okay that my state is excluded because the sodium is much too high for my healthy lifestyle. - 10/16/2009   1:24:15 AM
  • CHEWY3
    39
    Wonderful information. I don't have one close to home, but will keep my eyes open on trips. - 10/15/2009   10:41:51 PM
  • 38
    I'm so impressed I might just visit a corner bakery! - 10/15/2009   10:28:23 PM
  • 37
    I think they have some very healthy choices, but it's still kind of a dangerous place for a dieter. They serve those yummy potato chips with all their sandwiches. And when you order and pay for your food, you have to stand right next to all those delicious looking scones, brownies, and my personal favorite -- the individual-sized bunt cakes. There's lots of temptation there, but if you have strong will-power, I guess you can eat well. And their ingredients do seem very fresh. - 10/15/2009   8:59:36 PM
  • 36
    Duly noted that the sodium IS high (and "good eye" to all of you who caught that!) However, I am happy to see spark showcase this restaurant as it does serve up a terrific variety of fresh and healthier... healthier-than-fast-food-and-most-o
    ther-restaurants...! The sodium levels are not unique to this restaurant. Unfortunately, when dining out (which hopefully is an occasional treat and not a daily occurence) this is more often the rule. The fresh ingredients and lower calories earn Corner Bakery a spot on my "better options" dining out list! - 10/15/2009   1:48:27 PM
  • BUDBABE10
    35
    Never heard of them. ?? I would sure like to try them - hope they find their way around here sometime. :) - 10/15/2009   1:18:05 PM
  • 34
    ouch! too much sodium for only a half sandwich. - 10/15/2009   12:58:58 PM
  • 33
    I hope that they open one in my state soon they sound great - 10/15/2009   12:56:26 PM
  • 32
    We don't have one anywhere near, but they do sound pretty good. - 10/15/2009   12:53:52 PM
  • 31
    We have Corner Bakery's all over Dallas. I had no idea they had healthier choices. This would be worth the drive at work since everything around work is Mexican places that cook with lard. Nice to have an option! The sodium is not as high as most places. - 10/15/2009   12:45:57 PM

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