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Where to find lunch for $10 or less in Lexington

Ready for your lunch break? Check out these 17 lunches from Downtown to Beaumont.

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There’s no shortage of affordable, delicious sandwiches at Big Blue Deli. | Photo by LEXtoday

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Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Lexington. Check out this list of 17 places where a lunch for one costs $10 or less.

We know proximity is key when it comes to a midday meal, so we’ve broken up these spots into their respective sides of town: Downtown, Chevy Chase, and everywhere in between.

Campus

Stoner’s Pizza Joint, 547 S. Limestone
Its munchies menu includes wings, cheese sticks, and garlic knots, or try a salad + a chicken bacon ranch sandwich.

girlsgirlsgirls Burritos, 395 S. Limestone
With more than just burritos, you can satisfy your hunger with nachos, tots, and quesadillas with unique ingredients like grilled kale, sweet potatoes, and falafel.

Local Taco, 315 S. Limestone
Choose from a variety of salads, chips, dips, and ~$4.50 tacos like Korean BBQ + spicy shrimp.

A table fill with plates of food like potatoes, a greek salad, and vegetables.

The gyro might be your lunch hero but don’t sleep on the sides + salads. | Photo by LEXtoday

Chevy Chase

Athenian Grill, 313 S. Ashland Ave.
Snack on pita + dips, like tzatziki or hummus, or get one of its seven types of gyros like lamb, veggie, or chicken.

A.P. Suggins Bar & Grill, 345 Romany Rd.
A true Lexington gem, this family-friendly spot is the perfect place to kick back midday with fried banana peppers, taco salad, catfish sandwich + so much more.

Bourbon n’ Toulouse, 829 Euclid Ave.
Get a half order ($7) or full order ($9) of your Cajun-Creole favorites like chicken étouffée + jambalaya.

Puccini’s Pizza Pasta, 833 Chevy Chase Pl.
This classic family pizza spot has dozens of $10 + under options including salads, Italian subs, calzones, and a small pizza.

Papi’s, 818 Euclid Ave.
Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m you can get a chimichanga, enchiladas, tamales, tacos + more.

Downtown

Big Blue Deli, 227 N. Limestone
This menu is filled with signature sandwiches varying in prices, but you can get the veggie, roast beef, spicy chicken, grilled cheese, BLT, ham or turkey + cheese for under $10.

Joe Bologna’s, 120 W. Maxwell St.
Get a lunch-size order of your Italian faves like manicotti, spaghetti, a six-inch pizza, and of course, Joe’s famous garlic breadsticks.

Lex Live, 301 S. Broadway
This entertainment venue features daily food specials — like half-priced appetizers on Mondays — and a $9.90 lunch menu every weekday.

Doodle’s, 262 N. Limestone
Not only can you get breakfast all day, try lunch items like the black bean burger, chicken salad sandwich, and the B.E.L.T. (bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato).

Java Jukebox, 640 W. Maxwell St.
In addition to delicious coffee drinks and pastries, check out its brunch menu featuring a breakfast burrito, avocado toast with two eggs, and tomato basil pesto grilled cheese.

Nic and Norman’s, 135 W. Main St.
It’s lunch special menu is filled with $10 offerings like a cobb salad, smashburger, and pulled pork sliders.

Infinity Sky Bar, 150 W. Main St.
Not only will you have spectacular downtown views, fuel your day with a buffalo chicken wrap, shrimp tacos, BLT, or a salad.

A sub with cheese and meatballs

Distillery District

Goodfella’s, 1228 Manchester St.
Besides some iconic New York slices, try the pesto bread, meatballs, calzones, subs, and salads for $10 or less.

Elkhorn Tavern, 1200 Manchester St.
Dive into the beer cheese platter, cowboy caviar, buffalo chicken dip, or the soup of the day.

Southeast Lexington

NuHealth Kitchen, 3180 Richmond Rd.
Get in-shop lunch specials typically for under $10 or take0home a meal prepped option like chicken with sweet potato + broccoli mash.

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