There are plenty of places to have a good mid-day meal on a budget!
In Pittsburgh, lunch hour is booming. From Grant to Penn lunch options are endless. If you want to explore the great food this city has to offer but not break the bank, try these 10 places to get lunch for $10 or less.
436 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you're craving sushi, you have quite a few options in town. No. 1 Sushi Sushi in Market Square serves fresh sushi and homemade soup and salad. Save some cash by ordering rolls a la carte.
$10 or under choice: Spicy tuna roll and miso soup.
429 Forbes Ave #100, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Apollo Cafe is the perfect place to stop if you're craving some homemade Mediterranean food. They have soups, salads, sandwiches and everything in between. This place is as quick as it gets for lunch. Dine in or take out.
$10 or under choice: Large greek salad with homemade greek salad dressing.
435 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This local grocer has both hot food and a deli. Their lunches are far from bland and they have different hot and ready to serve lunches daily. Grab a meal or a sandwich with homemade soup and hang out in the grocery's quaint aesthetic.
$10 or under choice: Cup of daily homemade soup and a half of a sandwich.
440 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
You don't have to go all the way to the Strip to get a Pittsburgh famous pepperoni roll. Mancini's in Market Square is small but serves up fresh homemade bread just as delicious as the original location.
$10 or under choice: Pepperoni roll with marinara sauce.
500 Grant St #1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
This hidden gem in the ground floor of the BNY tower is a go-to for many for a quick and satisfying lunch. Hot and ready daily meals, homemade soups and sandwiches, grab and go salads, pizza, and more. There's not much you can't get at Eadie's for lunch.
$10 or under choice: Bowl of homemade soup with the daily fresh vegetables on the side.
301 Grant St # 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Another great sushi pick in downtown has bento lunch specials that are a great bang for your buck if you're hungry and craving sushi. The bento boxes come in many different variations and are packed full.
$10 or under choice: Bento box with the spicy tuna roll and teriyaki chicken.
971 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Have a hankering for tacos? Condado has you covered with their DIY style tacos. at $3-$4 a pop, this is probably one of the best deals for lunch.
$10 or under choice: 2 DIY tacos with Sweet Lucy shells.
1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
A little farther of a trek for some, but so very worth it if you're craving a big sandwich for lunch. Gaucho has a great selection of for lunch including sandwiches and lots of greens. Their chimichurri sauce is worth the long walk
$10 or under choice: Pollo sandwich with lots and lots of chimichurri.
458 Strawberry Way, Pittsburgh, PA 1521
You know The Commoner is a fancy restaurant attached to Hotel Monaco. But did you know that just around the corner on Strawberry Way there's a cute little Commoner lunch spot? This place is great to get a quick bite to eat. It's everything you love about The Commoner but in a more convenient lunchtime location.
$10 or under choice: Hot Metal Brisket sandwich
903 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Probably one of Pittsburgh's busiest lunch spots, Nicky's Thai has delicious comfort food for any day of the week. Get takeout or plan to take a long lunch here because this place gets packed as soon as the doors open.
$10 or under choice: Vegetable pad Thai with homemade soup of the day.