Ideal for those who wish to avoid the post-lunch afternoon slump, the Grain Bowl ($18) is one of the healthiest and most filling options on The Lokal's newly revamped menu.

Ever since the inception of grain bowls in the local food scene, aesthetic presentation seems to have taken precedence over taste and quality of ingredients.

That doesn't seem to be the case here, with a base of black barley, farro, and quinoa, as well as a colourful assortment of cooked, pickled and raw vegetables, and a 64° egg in mirin-soy dressing - fresh, unpretentious ingredients that all scream "health!!!!!"

You get a choice of house-smoked ocean trout (my pick - it's a much better & cleaner-tasting complement) or pork belly. Of course, a vegetarian and gluten-free option is also available.