Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stovetop suitors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of healthy fare and shakes at Hyjea in Penfield. This Groupon is valid for carryout orders only.
Hyjea fills its health-conscious menu with energizing shakes, fresh lunches, and wholesome dinners, all composed with fresh, nutritious ingredients. The Autumn Sunrise shake ($4.25–$5.50) revives drowsy customers with a rousing drum solo and a stirring mixture of coffee, banana, cinnamon, and vanilla whey protein, either working alone or with a shot of wheat grass, boosters, or protein ($2.50–$4). The spicy-tuna sandwich combines white albacore tuna with wasabi, cucumbers, and organic mixed greens ($7.50). Patrons can dunk any sandwich into one of Hyjea's made-from-scratch soups—tomato basil or the monthly special—thus creating a powerful midday hybrid whose tastiness exceeds the sum of its parts ($9.50). Chicken, tofu, or shrimp mingle among tendrils of whole-wheat pasta in the pesto pasta dinner ($8–$11), and lemon-pepper chicken steeps tongues in citrus and spice ($11). Like actors at a callback, entrees usually come prepared with a comic monologue and two sides, such as sautéed sugar-snap peas with garlic and mashed sweet potatoes.