Every time we don’t bring a lunch to work, we typically ask ourselves, “Where can we eat lunch Uptown that’s going to fill us up and be cheap?” There’s nothing worse than spending $15+ on lunch that’s going to be just ‘decent.’
Good thing we’ve rounded up the top Uptown lunch options that you can bank on a solid meal for less than $10.
Price (including tax): $9.19
Pro Tip: The menu rotates daily so you’ll never get the same thing two days in a row.
Address: 401 South Tryon St.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED
Price (including tax): $8.64
Pro Tip: Dine before noon or after 1 p.m. to avoid the lunch rush.
Address: 380 South College St.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Sunday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price (including tax): $8.66
Pro Tip: The lunch special is only offered Monday – Thursday.
Address: 224 East 7th St.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ingredients: Pulled chicken, avocado, provolone, Jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, mayo on ciabatta
Price (including tax): $8.65
Service style: Deli
Pro Tip: Wanting a salad instead? Get their Pollo Salad (rhino chicken salad, or designer egg salad on a bed of bibb lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, onions and choice of dressing) for just $9.73.
Address: 400 South Tryon St.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The deli closes at 9 p.m. during the week and 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Price (without tax): $8.40
Pro Tip: You probably will want to have a light breakfast that morning when indulging in several chili and cheese items at Green’s.
Address: 309 West 4th St.
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday: CLOSED
Ingredients: Smoked turkey, melted muenster cheese, Russian dressing and tomato served on pumpernickel bread. (We subbed for ciabatta and it was still delightful)
Price (without tax): $6.50
Cuisine focus: Sandwiches
Pro Tip: Check out the sandwich of the week – which is typically around $7.95. It’s always delicious.
Address: 435 South Tryon St.