Knowfat at first glance looks like a typical fast food restaurant, but it is really so much more. When you walk in, customers are blinded by the bright and busy color scheme and nutritional supplements that dot the walls for purchase. Boothes and tables are small and set up to resemble typical fast food places- not very comfortable. But upon further investigation you will see that the patrons that are dining "for here" are actually eating off real plates and using real silverware. This is the first difference between Knowfat and Mickey D's, but it is far from the last.
The menu at Knowfat is very focused on health conscious consumers. Every menu item's nutritional information is easily accessible. Vegetarian options are clearly marked on the board. Also, every single item is prepared with the lowest fat content possible (ie- no frying here!), but without skimping on the taste.
Favorite menu items of mine (and I'm a regular in this location) include the portobello wrap and the airfries. The fries are too good to be true- baked and delicious french fries with no-trans-fat content. The portobello wrap is addictive- they marinate the mushrooms and wrap it with fresh lettuce, tomato and blanched broccoli in a delicious spinach shell. $6 may be high for just a wrap, but I would never stop buying them because of the price.
Knowfat's cheerful staff recognizes their regulars and always greet them with a smile. They also encourage product sampling from their frequent displays and are more than willing to help answer any questions you may have about their menu or nutritional products. If you only have time for a quick bite to eat in downtown Boston, I highly recommend Knowfat to leave you happy, satisfied, and healthy.
August 8, 2006
From journal Stopping in Boston (The Amtrak Layover Guide)