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This Atlanta spot offers healthy eating around the clock

The Thai Express Bowl with chicken at R. Thomas.
The Thai Express Bowl with chicken at R. Thomas.

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Dish of the Week: Thai Express Bowl at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Health-conscious restaurants can be found all over the city in 2020, and vegetarian and vegan dishes are common. But, in decades past, a restaurant focused mainly on vegetables was a radical idea; maybe that’s why R. Thomas Deluxe Grill was able to find success with a vegetable-forward menu. The free-spirited restaurant on Peachtree Street is nothing if not a little radical.

The large and varied menu at R. Thomas has plenty of options to help you keep any health-related resolutions, but one excellent choice is the Thai Express Bowl. Savory and well-rounded, the grain bowl has a base of quinoa, described as the super grain of the future. A perfect choice for a new decade.

Atop the quinoa is a colorful selection of lightly sauteed vegetables: broccoli, red cabbage, scallions and red onions. Adding chicken gives the dish a little more heft, but it works wonderfully without any meat. And, while it might seem a bit pricey at $17.75, the Thai bowl almost could serve two.

Plus, with R. Thomas open 24 hours, you can get this healthy, hearty meal any time.

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill. 1812 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-881-0246, rthomasdeluxegrill.net.