Following in the footsteps of popular salad spot Sweetgreen, Dig Inn opened last year in Nomad on Broadway (1178 Broadway at 28th Street) with farm to counter plates of eat in or takeaway lunch (or dinner).
They feature market plates which have a main protein such as Charred Chicken, Spicy Meatballs, Wild Salmon or Naturally Raised Flank Steak, plus a choice of 2 sides such as Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Salad, Broccoli with roasted almonds and garlic) as well as sandwiched featuring Balthazar ciabatta and Salads. Much like Sweetgreen (who focuses on salads) Dig Inn source local, seasonal ingredients.
Much like the lunch lines out the door at Sweetgreen, Dig Inn has gained immediate popularity with lunchers in the neighborhood. Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs out there considering a food spot near Madison Square Park and Nomad should take note that there is still a LOT of pent up demand for quality healthy takeaway lunch. (Think about that before you open another expensive white table cloth restaurant in the area).
As far as the food goes, it’s hit and miss. The quinoa salad is a favorite of this reviewer, as well as the spicy meatballs, but the wild salmon was overcooked and dry. But it is nice to know whatever you choose, it’s a healthy lunch alternative. Cost is about $10.
You can check out the menu at https://www.diginn.com/menu/.