Uptown lunches for less than $10


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.

A combo (includes one protein, one vegetable, rice and naan) from Nirvana II

Price (including tax): $9.19

Cuisine: Indian


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

Full Tartine and a Cup of Soup from Amelie’s

Price (including tax): $8.64

Cuisine: French

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.

Small cheese or one topping pizza with a drink at Pure Pizza

Price (including tax): $8.66

Cuisine: Italian

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Pro Tip: The lunch special is only offered Monday – Thursday.

Address224 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.

Chicken Torta Sandwich from Rhino Market & Deli

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.

Salad diet till turkey day . . {Rhino Market: Pollo Salad with Dijon vin}

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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.

Two Cheese Dogs and One Chili Cheese Fry from Green’s Lunch

Price (without tax): $8.40

Cuisine: American

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

Black Forest Turkey Sandwich at The Sandwich Club

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.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED 

Happy lunching.



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