The ultimate guide to Ballantyne area lunches for under $10

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Looking for a high quality lunch that won’t break the bank? Yes, these lunches do exist. We’ve found options in Uptown, Plaza MidwoodSouth End and Montford/Park Road/Madison Park. Now, enter Ballantyne.

Here are 10 places with lunch options for under $10 in Ballantyne, tax included, with three delicious menu items to try at each.

City Barbeque

112112 Providence Road West

Try: Lo Lo’s Pulled Pork Sandwich marinated in Swine Wine and topped with creamy slaw ($7.89).

Try: The Smokehouse Turkey Salad with spring mix and topped with their national, award–winning smoked turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, onions, and cranberries ($9.19).

Try: St. Louis-Cut Ribs By The Bone on Tuesdays, when individual bones are 40% off,  totaling to $1.46 each.

Pro Tip: If you download the City Barbeque app, you will get $5 off your first order.

JJ’s Red Hots

15105 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite J

Try: The Char Heel with house-made chili, diced onions, and yellow mustard ($4.32). Add a side of JJ’s House Chips, served with their own buttermilk ranch, for a grand total of $7.02.

Try:  $2 signature hot dogs on Tuesdays after 3 p.m. ($2.17 with tax).

Try: The Smoked Salmon Sliders, which comes with two housemade salmon sausage sliders, quick-pickled cucumber, red onion, and remoulade ($7.57).

Get Fit Foods

14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 175

Try: Not Your Mama’s Mac & Cheese with quinoa pasta, 1% milk, monterey jack and cheddar cheese. ($8.61).

Try: The Black Bean Burger with Baked Sweet Potato Fries, made with black beans, brown rice, corn, green chiles, red bell peppers, Boston bibb lettuce, baked sweet potato fries, Roma tomatoes, red onion, and ketchup ($9.69).

Try: The Small Jalapeño Salmon, prepared with carrots, honey, cauliflower, vegan butter, and chicken stock ($8.61).

Rush Espresso Cafe & Wine Bar

14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 135

Try: The Chicken & Sundried Tomato Melt with skinless diced chicken breast marinated in olive oil and sundried tomato pesto, a pairing of melted Swiss and Provolone cheese and piled with fresh garden greens ($9.12).

Try: The B.L.A.T. with crispy turkey bacon, sliced avocado and tomato on toasted wheat bread with creamy mayonnaise ($9.12).

Try: The Perth Baguette with roasted sweet potato and zucchini, caramelized onions, marinated red peppers, feta with baby spinach and sundried tomato and pine nut pesto ($9.65).

Burger 21

14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 160

Try: The Gruyère Burger with asparagus, applewood smoked bacon, Gruyère cheese, honey Dijon sauce, over-easy egg, beef burger, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun ($8.65).

Try: The Spicy Thai Shrimp Burger with Sriracha aïoli, sesame Thai slaw, pure Sriracha, crispy shrimp burger, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun ($9.19).

Try: The Chicken Parmesan Burger with tomato sauce, Parmesan crisp, provolone cheese, crispy chicken burger, brioche bun ($7.57).

Viva Chicken

12206 Copper Way

Try: The Arroz Chaufa (Peruvian Fried Rice) with Jasmine rice, red peppers, green onions, red onions, egg, soy sauce, ginger ($7.52).

Try: The Inca Wrap with Cilantro infused or jasmine rice, canary beans, salsa criolla (lime marinated onions, and tomatoes), and avocado ($8.12).

Try: The Andina Power Food Salad with Romaine kale mix, organic quinoa, seasonal fruit, edamame, toasted almonds, red peppers, avocado, lime passion fruit vinaigrette ($7.52).

Try: The ¼ Chicken + 2 sides. This all natural, hormone free chicken marinates for 24 hours in their authentic spice mix, then is roasted in their Peruvian-made rotisserie oven over live, hardwood charcoal ($9.69). Try the Sweet Potato Fries and the Chicken Soup for sides.

Tony’s Pizza

14027 Conlan Circle

Try: Pizza by the Slice. Choose a slice of cheese pizza for $3.25, or a slice of pepperoni ($3.79).

Try: The Calzone stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta cheese and any pizza topping of your choice ($9.69).

Try: The Small Steak Sub Mario’s Way with cheese, banana peppers, onions, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and oil and vinegar, or Philly Style with cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions ($8.39).

Vine American Kitchen

13735 Conlan Circle

Try: The Vine Salad with mixed greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, goat cheese, toasted almonds, and a white balsamic vinaigrette ($8.65).

Try: The Soup & Salad Combo, with your choice of Caesar (crisp romaine hearts, shaved parmesan, and rustic garlic croutons), Vine Salad, or Wedge (iceberg lettuce, Danish blue cheese, bacon, roasted grape tomatoes, roasted red onion, drizzled balsamic and blue cheese dressing) and Tomato Basil Bisque or Pineapple & Cucumber Gazpacho. ($9.73).

Try: The Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque Combo. The grilled cheese is prepared with white cheddar, havarti, monterey jack cheese, dijon aioli, and oven roasted tomato served on thick sliced artisan butter loaf. ($9.73).

Sushi 101

5355 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy

Try: Individual pieces of Maguro Nigiri, or tuna nigiri, for $2.17 each.

Try: California Roll with crab and avocado ($6.45).

Try: SouthPark Maki Roll with shrimp, crab salad, and cucumber ($8.61).

Flying Biscuit Cafe

7930 Rea Road

Try: The Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie with creamed chicken, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, peas, and a fluffy biscuit ($9.65).

Try: Oven Fried Green Tomato BLT with crisp turkey bacon, fried green tomatoes, lettuce, cashew-jalapeno relish, and goat cheese, served on a whole wheat bun with a choice of one side (try the Grilled Macaroni and Cheese. You won’t be sorry) ($9.65).

Try: The Meggxican Wrap, because why not take advantage of breakfast being served all day? Spicy scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, onions, and serrano peppers are wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with a warm tomato salsa and a dollop of sour cream. You have the option to substitute tofu at no extra charge. The dish is served with a side of their award-winning Creamy, Dreamy Grits ($9.65).

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