We're Entering an Era of Amazing Fast Casual Dining
The latest chains by top chefs prove you actually can rush greatness.
José Andrés + Rice Bowls
At Beefsteak in Washington, D.C., sauces like black-bean and garlic-yogurt elevate basic helpings of bok choy and yellow squash.
Roy Choi & Daniel Patterson + Hamburgers
Fast-food staples get a healthy upgrade at Loco’l, in L.A. (with San Francisco to follow)—and don’t cost much more than a Happy Meal.
Gerard Craft + Pasta
Expect semolina and gluten-free pastas with non-GMO tofu and all-natural pork meatballs at St. Louis’s Porano Pasta & Gelato.
Mike Sheerin + Dumplings
Packed: Dumplings Reimagined, in Chicago, will sling unconventional morsels like Peking duck in a yellow-curry wrapper.