Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Asheville. Check out this list of 25+ places where a lunch for one costs $10 or less. And because we know proximity is key when it comes to a midday meal, we’ve broken up these spots into their respective spots of town: Downtown, West Asheville, South/East Asheville + North Asheville/Woodfin.
Are we missing your favorite spot? Be sure to let us know here. Otherwise, bon appetit + don’t forget to tip your waitstaff. 💝
Loretta’s Café | 114 Lexington Ave. | Find the plant-based or omnivorous sandwich of your dreams for under $10, available cold, melted or toasted + served with chips and a pickle. We recommend the pimento cheese.
Bomba | 1 SW Pack Square | Laura’s all-time favorite cheap eat: the Bomba Roll. It’s made with scrambled egg, avocado, black beans, potato, feta + is served with salad + fried plantains for only $7.50.
Silverball Subs | 347 N Leicester Hwy. | Build your own half-sub for $7.25 or enjoy specialties sandwiches like the roast beef banh mi, primo carnera, cuban + pizza sub (yup, you read that right) for under $10.
Tastee Diner | 575 Haywood Rd. | Nearly every menu item is less than $10 at this iconic diner + that brings us tears of happiness. We recommend the waffle sandwich or one of the 11+ creative burger options
Pupuseria Paty | 1563 Patton Ave. | It’s all about the pupusas here, baby. For $2 apiece, you can get 10+ varieties that include queso, beans, jalapeno, chicharron, pumpkin + more. ProTip: On Tuesdays, the pupusas are discounted to $1.75 each.
North Asheville + Woodfin
Taqueria Munoz | 870 Riverside Dr. | Get 3 authentic, delectable + very filling tacos from this permanent food truck for only $6.75. And wash it down with a fresh brew from Zilicoah Beer Co, located on the site.
Urban Burrito | 640 Merrimon Ave, Unit 3 | Check out this Tex-Mex joint’s $5.50 menu that gives you the option of 2 items (tacos, tostadas, etc). Each meal is also accompanied by chips + a medium drink.
Siam Thai | 100 Stone Ridge Blvd. | This thai spot dishes out an amazing lunch special with large portions that includes your choice of chicken, tofu or veggie stir fry/fried rice with a spring roll for $9.