If you’re headed down the diet path, I have found your fast food restaurant. Litestars is the healthiest restaurant in the District. With low calorie counts, little to no salt and serving sizes that make sure you don’t exceed the 20 minutes it takes to get full, this bistro is winning the diet war. Though I am not a fan of the word “diet”, rather I like to think I make lifestyle changes, this October I am on a full blown diet. Carnival season is upon us and I need to make sure that Medium bottom I ordered fits according to plans.
I would love to take the time to make my own personal sized quiche but my schedule will not allow it. This is the major reason I was glad to come across Litestars, the personal panned quiche pans divert my attention from the personal panned pizza I would usually choose for lunch. After making my way through all (yes, ALL) of the quiche tartlets, or as they call them, “Litestars Tartlets”, the zucchini and bison tartlets are the stars of the show. Paired with a salad or one of their soup drinks, I was able to forget about my “diet” and save calories without sacrificing my cravings.
The good thing about Litestars is you know everything you get is healthy, made fresh daily and not from a freezer (they do not have a freezer on the premises). The other most important pro is that the food is fast so lunch can really be a healthy, quick lunch. The cons are a few of the dishes especially the salads lack proper seasoning. While I like the removal of the heavy salt content I still want that flavor in the dish. I suggested to one of the chef’s on duty, for example, adding some black olives to the quinoa dates salad as a substitute to straight salt.
I like where the restaurant is taking the D.C food scene especially the fast food scene. The District is known for its eclectic mix of food fast and Litestars is truly the first of this kind: fast, healthy, gourmet and did I mention, they serve wine and beer too?