There's a reason this lunchtime mainstay frequently has a line out the door: The food is top-notch and healthy and the prices are surprisingly fair. Five Loaves offers a gourmet value meal with a rotating selection of soups (made fresh daily), salads, and almost-too-big-to-eat sandwiches. Everyone has their favorite combo — we like a cup of the tomato tarragon soup with crab meat and the spinach salad with grilled polenta croutons, fresh mozzarella, caramelized pearl onions, and toasted almonds. The prices go up a bit at dinnertime, but the menu expands to include tasty comfort food like the risotto of the day, sautéed shrimp gnocchi, and fresh tilapia piccata. Stop by either location for half-price bottles of wine Tuesday and Friday nights. If you're looking to avoid the crowds, the Mt. P spot is a good bet. —Erica Jackson Curran, Dish (Summer 2012)
Housemade soups, salads, and sandwiches.