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If you want to eat excellent HEALTHY food in a fast casual atmosphere, look no further than Huti’s 5. While it is ‘order at the counter’ and you have to clear your dishes like at home, this healthy eatery has an urban trendy atmosphere. Maybe it is the industrial decor or the beers on tap or the craft sodas, but it feels like a cool funky place in an urban area. The 5 in the name comes from the five steps to ordering. First you pick your main. The selection includes beef, chicken, salmon, pork, and even Feijoada (Portuguese stew). I like that you can see everything as you are ordering. Then you choose your base from white rice, brown rice, or fresh crispy organic greens (salad). Next you pick a side dish. My favorite is the fire grilled squash. Other options include roasted root vegetables, street corn, black beans, super greens, and plantains. Next you sauce it up from some amazing options. I love to mix them. My favorite is peri peri and creamy avocado. The creamy avocado balances the heat in the peri peri to perfection. The chimichuri is also a favorite. Step five is to top it off with something like white queso fresco, oranges, vinaigrette or sour cream drizzle. The combinations are endless! I was really pleased at how healthy and fresh the food is. I have a couple of favorites. My number one is chicken with salad greens topped with fire grilled squash and zucchini and finished with creamy avocado and peri peri sauce. I add whatever tempts me at step 5. Another favorite is the Feijoada with brown rice, street corn, and chimichuri. This food is so delicious and it is healthy too. The nutritional information is on the back of the menu so you can feel very proud of the meal you put together. Because of the combinations, healthy eating has never been more fun and creative.