The Pump Changes Name to Dig Inn

The Pump aka Dig Inn
It’s been less than a year since I last checked on the Pump’s most recent renovation, but as of this week they’ve completed their transformation from the bodybuilder paradise of the 90s to a retro/seasonal/local marketplace. The Dionysus plate is long gone and the menu is “more streamlined” (aka less choices). Early adopters (and Pump vets–I’m looking at you Lunch’r Pigiron) let us know what you think in the comments.


  • energy kitchen blows pump out of the water

  • Pump has been dumped.

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    I used to be a HUGE fan of the Pump back from the beginning. I’m not a bodybuilder, but enjoyed having a place where all of the food was healthy (and admittedly somewhat less tasty), but nevertheless it was food you could trust. I despised the change from the large menu to the steam table with much fewer choices; I felt like I only had a few combinations I liked. I have not been to the Pump since the name change (kind of a weird name I would say) but I am quite wary of what it has become. I fear that it has strayed too far from its original purpose and will not survive. By the way, I can’t stand the Energy Kitchen and have never liked their tasteless, bland food.

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    I hope the Muscle Maker Grill can get a Midtown shop open so everyone can enjoy great healthy food.

  • I am indeed a huge fan of The Pump, in all previous incarnations. Finding healthy, inexpensive, tasty food in Manhattan is about as easy as finding a decent movie on streaming Netflix (meaning not very easy). I had no idea they were making another change, but according to their website, the menu is staying the same. In any case, I will do my duty as a loyal Pump supporter and visit them next week. I shall report back here.

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    I didn’t like Pump before, but did enjoy it a couple of times after the last renovation- their cooked vegetables were simple and tasty and I like the meatballs. I never go because I like other places more, but I can understand its success.

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