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Where to find lunch for $10 or less

Ready for your lunch break? Check out these 15 lunches from burgers to barbacoa.


You can’t go wrong with tacos for lunch.

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Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Cowtown. Check out this list of 15 places where lunch for one cost $10 or less.

We know cravings are key when it comes to a midday meal, so we’ve broken up these spots into their respective food groups. Think street tacos with elote or a kosher-style Rueben sandwich.

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Our mouths are watering for a sandwich from Carshon’s.

Photo courtesy of Carshon’s Delicatessen

🥪 Savory sammies

Fort Worth Barbecue Co., 826 Taylor St.
Formerly the historic Bailey’s BBQ, the small red gabled restaurant tucked away downtown is still serving up budget specials under new ownership. Grab a signature $8.25 brown bag special that includes a chopped beef sandwich and chips.

Carshon’s Deli, 3133 Cleburne Rd.
Chow down on a corned beef or pastrami sandwich for $8.29 or pick from the Rachel, Rebecca, Reuben, Rutherford, or Ruthie specialty sandwiches for $12.79 at the only kosher-style deli in Fort Worth.

Lone Star Bar-B-Q, 3665 Western Center Blvd.
Pile on the meat — everything from brisket to chicken — for a sandwich that costs less than $7.50.


What’s better than $10 lunch? $2 lunch, obviously.

Photo by @taco.heads

🌮 Tasty tacos

Salsa Limón, 925 University Dr.
Mix and match a la carte tacos from asada to pastor, wrapped in double corn tortillas for $4.25 each — or grab a quesadilla, burrito, or bowl for $10.50.

Maestro Tacos, 3011 Bledsoe St.
Pair a $2.95 taco with locally sourced ingredients with $5 elote or $2.50 refried beans on the side, or grab a $6 burrito to go.

Taco Heads, 2349 N. Main St. + 1812 Montgomery St.
Beer-braised carnitas, bourbon black bean veggie + garlic cilantro gulf shrimp tacos starting at $4.25 — need we say more? Bonus: Crispy beef tacos are $2 all day on Tuesdays.

Los Taco H’s Taqueria, 2108 E. Rosedale.
Take a mental vacation to Central Mexico with 17 different tacos ranging from $2 to $2.50 with options including cactus, campechano, mushrooms, and suardero.

La Nueva de Zacatecas, 831 N. Sylvania Ave.
Founder Don Arsenio Vázquez Muños started his first tortilla factory in 1968 in Rio Grande, Zacatecas. Now you can get tortillas hot from the griddle topped with carnitas right here in Fort Worth.


Looking for a fresh summertime salad? Look no further.

🥗 Superior salads

Juice Junkies, 925 Foch St.
Pick from vegan salads, soups, and smoothies for all under $10. Don’t forget to grab an organic cold pressed juice to get you through the afternoon.

Snappy Salads, 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Create your own salad with mix-and-match lettuce, six ice-cold add-ins, a crunchy topping, and dressing for $9.45.

Main Dish Salad Co., 211 Blue Mound Rd.
The family-owned restaurant has a virtual salad bar — just click your favorites and your custom combo is made for you for ~$8. Plus, you can turn any salad into a wrap for a healthy hand-held lunch for ~$7.


Healthy and delicious? Check out Pizza Verde’s weekday lunch special for plant-based pizza.

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🍕 Palatable pizza

Nizza Pizza, 401 University Dr.
Mix and match slices of pizza ranging from $2.95 to $4.95 or enjoy a stromboli or calzone for $8.95.

Pizza Verde, 5716 Locke Ave.
Build your own $10 vegan calzone daily or enjoy two large slices of pepperoni or cheese plant-based pizza, a small side salad, and an iced tea for $10 on Fridays.

Bosses Pizza, 2740 Western Center Blvd.
Get an eight-inch pizza with four toppings and a drink for $9 or splurge ($10.75) to add a side salad.

🍽️ Bonus bite

Taste Community Restaurant, 1200 S. Main St.
Pay what you can (or nothing at all) at the nonprofit eatery supporting those with food insecurity. Got lunch already in the bag? Donate.

We know, we know — we couldn’t possibly include them all. Did we miss your favorite lunch special? Send us a note, and we’ll add it to our list to keep this guide updated regularly.

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