The ultimate guide to Plaza Midwood lunches for less than $10

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Searching for a cheap lunch in Plaza Midwood? Luckily, there are several places to choose from that are worth both your budget and taste. Here are 11 spots that won’t break the bank, serving up a meal for less than $10, tax included.

Midwood Smokehouse

Locations vary from Park Road Shopping Center to Ballantyne to Plaza Midwood

Try: The Pimento Cheese Fries with meat; crinkle-cut fries topped with homemade pimento cheese, and your choice of chopped pork or beef brisket ($9.74).

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Try: The Large Midwood Chopped Salad; romaine, smoked corn, tomatoes, black beans, avocado, carrots, cucumbers and shredded cheddar. Tossed with your choice of dressing. (Small chopped salad with pork, $8.66; large without meat, $8.66.)

Try: The BBQ Pork Sandwich; chopped pork, tossed in their Eastern NC vinegar sauce. Served on a bun with slaw ($8.93).

[Related: The ultimate guide to South End lunches for less than $10]

Zada Janes

1601 Central Ave.

Try: The Bees Knee’s Cheeser; above standard issue grilled cheese with your choice of two cheeses on any bread. Served with your choice of side ($8.40).

Try: Kool Kips’ Nachos; organic blue corn chips heaped with grilled veggies; zucchini, squash, topped with black beans, roasted corn, pepper jack queso layered with chopped lettuce, finished with sour cream, guacamole and their housemade salsa ($8.70).

Try: The Hummus Frummus Wrap; another housemade delight wrapped up with roasted red pepper hummus with cucumbers, sprouts and roasted red peppers. Served with your choice of side ($8.15).

Pure Pizza

1911 Central Ave.

Try: The Pizza Lunch Special Monday-Friday from 11 a.m-2 p.m. This includes a small one-topping pizza with a drink of your choice ($9.74).

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Try: The Calzone, which includes a max of two toppings — pepperoni, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, and more ($7.58).

Try: The Sandwich Lunch Special Monday-Friday from 11 a.m-2 p.m. This includes one of their sandwiches (grilled chicken, grilled cheese, caprese, and more) with a drink of your choice ($9.74).

Moo & Brew

1300 Central Ave.

Try: A Build Your Owner Burger; beef, jalapeno bacon firecrackers ($1), pepper jack cheese ($1), house pickled jalapeno and diablo mayo ($8.64)

Try: The Loaded Nachos, But Fries ($7.56).

Try: The M & B Cold Platter; black bean hummus, peppadew pimento cheese, carrots, cucumber and lavash flatbread ($8.64).

Workman’s Friend

1531 Central Ave.

Try: The Irish American Grilled Cheese; Dubliner white cheddar, American, sourdough, tomato basil bisque ($8.53)

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Try: The Summer Fruit Salad; compressed watermelon, avocado, mint, feta, mint oil ($8.53)

Try: A side of Kerrygold Mac & Cheese and a side of Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($8.53).

Three Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina

2917 Central Ave., A

Try: The 4 Taco Combo; authentic Mexican tacos with your choice of chicken, steak, pork, tongue or chorizo with onions and cilantro ($7.51).

Try: The Chimichanga Platter; rolled fried flour tortilla with lettuce, guacamole and sour cream with your choice of chicken or steak, served with rice and beans ($7.51).

Try: The One Taco + One Enchilada Combo; your choice of one enchilada and one taco with chicken or beef. Served with rice and beans ($7.01).

Coaltrane’s Char Grill

1518 Central Ave.

Try: The 1/4 Roasted Chicken with your choice of any two sides ($8.65).

Try: The Granja Bowl; warm quinoa, wild rice, baby spinach, roasted peppers, mushrooms, crispy chick peas and feta ($8.12).

Try: The Pulled Chicken Sandwich; baby spinach, avocado, grilled tomato, chimichurri, served on ciabatta ($9.73).

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Kickstand Burger Bar

1101 Central Ave.

Try: The Bacon Cheese BBQ; three beef patties topped with bacon, American cheese and fresh BBQ sauce ($9.20).

Try: The 8 Wings; whether naked or with buffalo, teriyaki, citrus chipotle, spicy tiger, chef’s blazin’ hot, garlic parmesan, sweet BBQ or barbalo ($9.20).

Try: The Chicken Tender Basket; hand-breaded chicken strips, served with fries, tots or slaw ($8.61).


1308 The Plaza

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Try: The Asian Summer Roll; fresh salad, cucumber, rice vermicelli and basil leaves, wrapped in a soft rice sheet, served with peanut sauce and the filling of your choice from shrimp to tofu ($4.82) Add edamame for a total of $9.64.

Try: The Hosomaki (included in the buy one, get one free promotion); rice inside roll or seaweed outside roll, plus your choice of tuna, salmon, white tuna, Yellowtail, eel or crabstick ($8.64).

Try: The Spicy Tuna Bowl; raw tuna cubed, mixed with avocado, massago and special sweet spicy sauce ($9.66).

The Roasting Company

1332 Central Ave.

Try: 1/4 White Chicken Dinner; white meat served with two veggies and corn bread, with the option to substitute for two flour tortillas ($9.73).

Try: The Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich; boneless, skinless rotisserie chicken, served on a toasted bun with their Jaco sauce, lettuce and tomato. Served with one veggie ($8.65).

Try: The Vegetarian Combo; herb rice topped with black beans, onions, cheddar cheese and Jaco sauce. Served with two veggies and corn bread, which you can substitute for two flour tortillas ($7.96).

The Common Market

2007 Commonwealth Ave.

Try: The Spicy Turkey Panini; turkey, red bell pepper, red onion, banana pepper, pepperjack and spicy brown mustard ($7.58).

Try: The CM Chicken Salad Sandwich; their secret recipe, no nuts or grapes, with lettuce and tomato ($7.85).

Try: The Tree Hugger; cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, red bell pepper, tomato, red cabbage and sprouts in your choice of wrap ($7.85).

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