The word on the street from actual customers.
"So, after nearly 3 years in the City, I only just last night found out about your incredible restaurant in Union Square, having passed it many times before without taking stock of what exactly it was. When I sat down to my Big Plate of Rosemary Turkey over baby arugula, with Brussels Sprouts, green beans with roasted potatoes and almonds, and kale and apple salad, it was, as cliche as it sounds, lurrrrve at very. first. bite. The freshness of the ingredients couldn't be beaten, nor the deft hand it took to make the flavors and textures perfectly balanced. Your food, perhaps more than any I've encountered in quite some time, makes healthful, local, and seasonal food accessible, not high-brow feeling, or alienating, all distinct risks of a "healthy fast food" store. More than that, it doesn't break the bank... particularly since it is very easy to stretch a Big Plate over multiple meals."
- Geoff Bridges (January 28, 2013)
"Excellent food and service. Keep up the good work!! I love your restaurant. Excellent value for the price!!"
- Jayne Santoro (January 28, 2013)
"The new Roasted Green Beans w/ Almonds & Potatoes are delicious! As are the Roasted Winter Vegetables. Thanks for changing things up!"
- Anonymous (January 25, 2013)
"Wow, I saw your food coming into the building the other day and decided to try it. Fantastic....really like how healthy it is and tastes great...one new fan."
- Tomas (January 11, 2013)
"Dig Inn is a really great place for people who
have food allergies / sensitivities, since you guys are so great about
listing ingredients, etc. on the website and keeping foods simple.
It's one of few places near my office I know I can get a filling,
good, "safe" meal."
- Jordan T. (January 2, 2013)
"Food is awesome and the online ordering is amazing. I have several food allergies and the ability to highlight the items I cannot have was extremely helpful. I also watch calories and the calculator was great."
- A.B. (December 3, 2012)
"Thanks! It's so nice to have a spot nearby that makes healthy vegetarian fare which doesn't cost a ridiculous amount of money for lunch."
- Anne T. (November 26, 2012)
"Thank goodness for you guys. When I need to order lunch, you're nearly the only place I can order from and feel good about eating. It's a saving grace when one is trying to eat healthy!!! I've gotten my whole office hooked on Dig Inn over the last year. They love it."
- N.B. (November 26, 2012)
"Thank you for offering the locally sourced food -- it's a key reason I keep coming back."
- Erle Norton (November 19, 2012)
"I LOVE DIG INN! Love having a local healthy option."
- Esther (November 13, 2012)
"Great service from both 52nd and 55th streets! My compliments especially to Olivia from 52nd street, who sent over some muffins to the 55th street store, so they could deliver them to me (I'm out of range for the 52nd street store). I thought that was very nice and really great customer service, to coordinate that, so that I could get the specific item I wanted. Thanks for everything.... both food and service is always good at your stores."
- James Grise (November 13, 2012)
"So glad you expanded the delivery area to Murray Street... I frequent your midtown locations and am psyched I can order for dinner. Food is consistently great - have referred you to lots of people!!"
- K.N. (November 5, 2012)
"I live near the 17th Street store and work near the 80 Pine store. I eat at both places all of the time. I just wanted to let you know that the food is absolutely delicious! It is dependably fresh, and good clean healthy eating. Thanks for the greatness."
- C.H. (October 27, 2012)
"OMG best brussel sprouts ever!!!!!!"
- Karel (October 22, 2012)
"I wish Dig Inn could be my private chef."
- Renee Soto (October 22, 2012)
"Online ordering was quick and easy and food was delicious!"
- Nicole Hogan (October 17, 2012)
"Dig Inn this was recommended to me by an office co-worker and once it was delivered, everyone else in the office was drawn to the fresh smell of the food. I have recommended it to everyone here - the food was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to order again."
- Shari D. (October 15, 2012)
"I am so, so incredibly happy to have discovered Dig Inn! As a vegetarian, it is the perfect go-to lunch spot for me. Kale and apple salad is my favorite!"
- L.G. (October 15, 2012)
"Thank you for providing good veggie & vegan lunch options in Midtown Manhattan!"
- Dan R. (October 11, 2012)
"I had a veggie platter and it was absolutely delicious and very fresh! Great hummus, too!"
- Suzanne L. (October 10, 2012)
You are my new favorite! I love this location and the one near my home on 52nd Street, and I love the idea of market-to-table as food quality is a HUGE deciding factor when eating out. Can't wait to fill up my loyalty card to get a free meal!
- Carolina Ramirez (September 10, 2012)
Delicious, nutritious food. Friendly, efficient service. Unbelievable price.
- Pam T. (September 10, 2012)
- Elisabeth (August 31, 2012)
"Just wanted to drop a line to say I enjoyed my first Dig Inn experience. I had previously gone to the Pump, and I have to say that I think the food has improved, without sacrificing portion size or value, so I'm impressed!"
- B.G. (August 25, 2012)
I (and my entire office) orders from you guys almost daily…. We LOVE your food! It’s delicious, healthy and beyond satisfying. Your staff is friendly and helpful and as a (healthy) foodie, I’m very happy your chefs are now sharing their culinary abilities with everyone in NYC. Thanks for being awesome.
- Alex (August 22, 2012)
"The food is DYNAMITE, I could go on for days about how good the food is. It is officially one of my favorite hotspots. The online ordering is very convenient, can't wait to try the breakfast when it becomes available (at the Pine St location)."
- Anonymous (August 13, 2012)
"The food is great. The service is great. No complaints here!"
- Amanda (July 31, 2012)
"I ordered from you twice last week and told a friend, and she has since ordered twice from you... Ordering online is so easy!"
- Katie S. (July 31, 2012)
"Just had my first meal delivered from your restaurant, and I'm very glad to have discovered it. As a person dealing with multiple medical issues, it is a challenge to find meals that are healthy, tasty and reasonably priced - but that's exactly what you offer. Instead of having to say "just steam it and add nothing," I can enjoy your beautifully seasoned offerings knowing that the ingredients are all within acceptable limits that won't hurt me. The nutrition information you post on your website makes things even easier as I keep track of everything. Thank you and keep doing what you're doing."
- Glenn Mones (July 16, 2012)
"As a vegetarian this is one of the few lunch locations in my area that have a healthy alternative to the boring Subway sandwich."
- Christina Lasalle (July 9, 2012)
"A co-worker introduced me to Dig Inn a few months ago, and I am completely hooked. It really is good food I feel good about eating. It's now my go-to lunch spot. Keep doing what you're doing. The food is amazing."
- Jamie Godfrey (June 28, 2012)
"I thought I would be going through brussel sprout withdrawals but with the addition of the summer pasta salad, the kale and apple and the roasted vegetable medley my palate was very pleased today. Your staff is quite welcoming as well as I have come to know a few of them by name. Thank you.
"P.S. Prior to "Digging inn" I loathed the very idea of brussel sprouts."
- Randy L (June 22, 2012)
"Hello again - I can't get over you. How could you have possibly made me a more loyal customer? Thank you so much for the advance notice about the brussel sprouts being benched. I love them and would have been pissy to see them go. But being handled like a valued customer - the flyer to say changes were coming - was perfect. Food matters and you know it. Change needs managing and you did it. Congratulations.
"LOVE the kale! So happy that salmon is there. Both delicious and satisfying. Thank you.
"Have continued to get lunch at 55th street. Love your people there. And I have lost another 20 pounds since the last time I wrote. 10 more to go.
"You all are magic over there."
- Rebecca B (June 20, 2012)
"Thank you SO MUCH for your help getting this order to us today. The food is delicious - I can't tell you how many people commented on how good it is. Lots of people asked where it came from, so it was great that you left some menus behind. You did a great job with the delivery and set up - LOVE the labels.
"I appreciate your help. I hope you get a ton of new customers as a result!"
- Lori Ann Krushefski - A Catering Customer (June 13, 2012)
"I normally visit Dig Inn in person at least 2-3x per week. I was glad to find out that you deliver to my neighborhood so I can get healthy, fresh, consistently good food. Thank you!"
- Mal (June 11, 2012)
"I have very specific dietary requirements and it is important to me to be able to know my macronutrient breakdown, so having that on top of my caloric breakdown drew me to your establishment originally. The food is just great on top of that. You have a life long fan."
- Noah Tanzman (June 5, 2012)
"I just wanted to send a message to let you know how great your food is. All my life I have lived off of unhealthy fast food. I came across your restaurant in NY about 3 months ago, and I have already lost 26 pounds. Your food is so tasty that it makes switching from fast food to healthy an easy choice. I work in NY, but I am hoping that one day you will open up a location in New Jersey. Thank you again and keep up the great work."
- Luis P (June 5, 2012)
"I love how you guys serve real, unprocessed food. You don't see that a lot around here. You guys helped me lose 20 lbs. I'll be back again soon. Thanks again."
- Sean Morris (June 5, 2012)
"Just wanted you guys to know how much I enjoy eating at your restaurant. Not only is the food healthful and delicious, but also you've made it easy to stick to a diet. I've been working in Midtown for almost 20 years, and I have never had the same lunch two days in a row. Since discovering Dig Inn, I have eaten the same lunch every day for the last seven months, and I never get bored or enjoy anything else more. I've also lost 17 pounds…"
- R.G. (June 4, 2012)
"The food is amazing - that succotash is to die for. Heathy, tasty food at reasonable prices - love it."
- N.S. (May 30, 2012)
"I work nearby, sometimes crazy hours, and I often work through dinner. I have been trying to cut down on gluten and carbs generally, and I prefer to eat humanely-raised meat. Dig Inn is the best. Your meals are delicious, healthy, and a great value. I also love that the menu changes from time to time."
- A.K. (May 30, 2012)
"Just wanted to write to you to say that I love the place on Pearl and Pine. The staff is great, they keep the long lines at lunch moving quickly…the food is delicious and healthy, and it’s fairly priced. I eat here 4 times a week and it’s become part of my lifestyle now. Keep up the great work!"
- Ben Scheck (May 22, 2012)
"I have lunch at Dig Inn at least 3 times per week. The food is terrific and nutritious. I never get bored of eating there because there are so many combinations of what you can order, so that you can change it up everyday. Additionally, the staff there is always very nice. I’ve noticed that I’m losing weight by eating lunch here multiple times per week. I highly recommend Dig Inn to anybody."
- Andrew Scheck (May 22, 2012)
"You guys are AWESOME. I've been ordering lunch from y'all fairly regularly since I found you, and today was the first time I had any issue at all. (And the issue was that you were TOO efficient, and I wasn't quite hungry yet. Total first world problem.)
"Every time I've ordered from Dig Inn, service has been prompt and the food has been wonderful. Any time I call the store with questions, the staff is helpful and friendly."
- A.W. (May 21, 2012)
"I unknowingly and accidentally ordered from the wrong location (52nd street instead of 275 Madison which is across the street from me and from where I normally order for pick-up). I didn't realize this until I showed up at the Madison Ave location and was informed my order wasn't there; I was told that perhaps I ordered from the wrong location. Yet the three women behind the counter were incredibly accommodating and nice. They prepared my meal and smoothie quickly. And then called the 52nd location to confirm that I did in fact make that error. I was in a rush to get back to work and it was probably the most pleasant experience I've ever had ordering food. I really appreciated that. The staff there is always very nice."
- Vanessa M. (May 18, 2012)
"I always tell everyone here to order online. I am in and out of Dig Inn in five minutes and back at my desk. Thanks again. Tell everyone to keep up the good work and food."
- Anonymous (May 16, 2012)
"Several people specifically thanked me for the tasty and healthy food. One person said she was so glad not to have the standard sandwiches that usually appear for catered events. Good value, tasty food, attentive service – thanks!"
- Cathy Raines (May 10, 2012)
"I order from you guys almost every day and love your blog posts, especially about the farm visits!"
- K.C. (May 10, 2012)
"We ordered Dig Inn catering for a big lunch and it got rave reviews. People could not stop talking about how good it was. It's the same price as getting a sandwich tray, but way healthier, fresher, and more delicious. There was something for everyone. One employee even called it "a revolution in catering." We will never go back to ordinary catered lunches again!"
- Maya T. (May 8, 2012)
"I just wanted to contact you to let you guys know you have a great thing going! I've passed Dig Inn a few times and just checked out the menu today. It was a perfect fit because I was really craving some hearty veggies! I absolutely loved it and wanted to tell you so (as well as all of my friends)! I'm so happy to live in a world where I have easy access to great meals when I can't cook for myself :) Keep it up!"
- Nicole LaMae (May 4, 2012)
"Seriously love your food. Eat it three times a week. So glad there is clean GOOD food in the world! I've been referring everyone to you. Keep up the amazing food!"
- Liana Klippel (April 19, 2012)
"I love Dig Inn and have been eating there 2-3 times a week. Being a working mom now, I’ve been a lot more conscious of the food going into my body that’s being passed to my little one. It’s comforting to know that I’m eating food with quality ingredients (and tastes great, too). Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of healthy/organic options in this area."
- Vivian T. (April 13, 2012)
"LOVE your delivery ordering website. It's genius. Seriously. It's everything I would want - all the information in one place, easy to navigate, and the nutritional info on the side is spectacular. Thank you for finally getting it right!"
- RST (March 21, 2012)
"Dig Inn has been able to provide me a daily lunch without ever getting boring or causing a sugar craving. I wanted to thank you for the business that you have put together. You have finally created a menu for people on the quest for self improvement that is not only delicious but interesting as well. I genuinely look forward to lunch and am always so happy to walk in your store."
- Brian G. (March 19, 2012)
"Thank you for your creative menu, delicious ingredients and healthy recipes. (Your salad suggestions are particularly clever and helpful. I'm a person for whom too many choices leads to headaches.) Furthermore, your customer service is stellar. A Dig Inn employee called me to let me know that my delivery order would be late, and offered a free drink as an apology. Keep up the great work!"
- JS (February 10, 2012)
"Rob in the 55th Street store was AMAZING and with a SMILE. He did not miss a beat to help me when a delivery (perhaps my buildings fault...still don't know) did not get into my hands. Rob apologized and got the food he promised to me within minutes, I swear to you! I always order your very fresh food because it's tasty and I eat all day, so it's convenient. This customer service will be on the tip of my tongue when I tell people to call to order. Thanks Rob for delivering SUPERB customer service!!!"
- Anonymous (January 30, 2012)
"I ordered lunch today from Dig Inn, and I must say it was mighty delish. Brussels Sprouts, Spaghetti Squash, Spinach and Brown Rice! Keep up the great taste!"
- Olivia (Smith) Coppola (January 25, 2012)
"I've been eating at your store for the past month every workday and spending a lot of time checking out your website counting calories and working out every day. I needed to let you know that not only is your food awesome, I've dropped almost 20 pounds and feel strong as heck. I think you deserve one heck of a huge thank you from me because your restaurant rocks!! I would, and do, recommend your restaurant to anyone who is looking out to better themselves and looking for incredible food!"
- Scott Boston (January 11, 2012)
"Five years ago, I discovered PUMP on my way back to the office from a Cardiac Rehab session at NYU. I became an instant fan, but then, when PUMP’s location closed, I lost touch. I’ve now reconnected with Dig Inn, and I find it better than ever! I am a vegan with very few choices for delivery of variety and freshness. Your menu is spectacular and I’ve introduced you to many non-vegan colleagues who are big fans, too! You are all gracious and helpful, and I have been so impressed with your reaction to my suggestions for improvement.
"Thanks for helping me nourish myself back to good health."
- F.L.B. (January 9, 2012)
"I just wanted to tell you your new menu is AMAZING!!! The food is really so delicious and healthy, I come in at least 3 times a week now. It used to be that when lunch time came around I almost couldn’t even think of anything to order in the area. So, I just wanted to say thanks for bringing some new delicious food to the hood!"
- Alison Finley (January 8, 2012)
"Please let the chef at the Dig Inn at 52nd and Lex know that the food is amazing. I order from there about 1-2 times a week every week, and I order the same couple of dishes every time. Each time they are consistent with each other (which is rare at other restaurants), tasty, interesting, and a very enjoyable part of my day. Dig Inn's website is easy to use, and I LOVE that it has nutritional information at my fingertips. My fad diet changes from month-to-month so I can select the meals that fit my current plan. The service there is great also, so please let the manager know that as well."
- Anonymous (January 5, 2012)
"I enjoy lunch and/or dinner from Dig Inn at least once or twice per week. My only suggestion is that you open up a new store in the Upper West Side near 97th & Central Park West (where I stay)! Thanks for operating such a great restaurant!"
- Jeff Lazcano (January 4, 2012)
"I love all the changes at Dig Inn, keeps getting better."
- Lenore L. (January 3, 2012)
"Love all the new changes. I keep introducing all my friends and family to what I think is the future of quick service food."
- Andy F. (January 3, 2012)
"I must tell you this is the first time I have eaten a hearty take out meal where I haven't felt bloated or like a beached whale. It was truly wonderful."
- Naomi Burton (November 30, 2011)
"Just have to say that the food is so much TASTIER now! The squash, spicy meatballs, cabbage slaw - I could go on and on! Really a job well done!"
- N. Kennedy (November 30, 2011)
"Really love your restaurant, takes the guess work out of lunchtime when I know anything I order will be healthy and yummy."
- Christine Short (November 11, 2011)