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Where to find lunch for $10 or less

Ready for your lunch break? Check out these 12 lunches, from Cuban sammies to broiled burgers.

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Thee Burger Spot is one of our fave fast-casual joints in town.

Photo via Thee Burger Spot

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Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, TBAY. Check out this list of 12 places where lunch for one costs $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 sandwiches and pizza.

Sandwiches

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The Cuban and black bean combo is $9.99.

Photo via Lonni’s Sandwiches

West Tampa Sandwich Shop and Restaurant, 3904 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa
Indulge in a symphony of flavors with a soup and a small Cuban sandwich. The delightful duo will transport your taste buds to the sun-kissed shores of Havana — all for just $7.90. If you need a refresher, a Tampa Cuban is usually made with ham, tender pork, zesty salami, melted Swiss cheese, and the tantalizing dance of mayo, mustard, and pickles.

Bayside Sandwich Shop, 550 N. Reo St., Tampa
Treat yourself to the ultimate lunchtime delight by ordering the Deli Lunch Combo — a half deli sandwich paired with an 8-ounce soup or a house salad, complemented by a crispy bag of chips, all for $5.99. Pro tip: we wholeheartedly recommend sinking your teeth into the Super Grilled Cheese.

Lonni’s, 429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Indulge in a half sandwich and soup combo, priced at a mere $9.69. Get the chipotle chicken press + if you’re feeling extra saucy, double down.

Pizza

Angelo’s, 536 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg
This might be St. Pete’s most unbeatable offer. Get two slices of plain ‘za and a soda pop for $5.

The NONA Slice House, 997 Main St., Safety Harbor
For $10 flat you can savor any two slices alongside a refreshing domestic draft brew or a soda, all for a total of just $9.

Santoro’s, 1329 W. Cass St., Tampa
Indulge in one plain slice and one specialty slice, and a refreshing fountain drink, all for a wallet-friendly price of just $6.50.

Noodles

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Saigon Deli also has a marketplace chock full of foreign snacks and drinks.

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Saigon Deli, 3858 W. Waters Ave. Tampa
Saigon takes you on a South Asian flavor adventure. Check it out: Bánh mì sandwiches are priced at $3, pho bowls start at $6.50, and bubble tea costs $3.

Pho Kien Giang, 8730 49th St. N., Pinellas Park
We’re crazy pho these large steaming bowls of beef pho. We recommend the Phở Gà (chicken noodle soup) for $7.75.

Lan Zhou Lamen Noodle House, 2716 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa
Immerse yourself in the flavors of Lanzhou, China, with the noodle house’s beef noodles priced at $10, or opt for the original or chicken variations at $9 and $10, respectively.

Burgers

Thee Burger Spot, 3917 N. Tampa St., Tampa
The entire menu here is under 10 smackeroos. We recommend the double bacon cheeseburger or The Glazed One, a bacon burger with glazed donuts instead of buns. It’s worth noting this place has won Best in the Bay for three consecutive years.

Dead Bob’s Bar and Restaurant, 6716 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Meet your maker with the Big Bob – it’s 10 ounces of juicy Angus beef stacked double high. Plus, it comes with fries for $9.27.

Daly’s Flame Broiled Burgers, 10754 70th Ave., Seminole
Double the delight of any burger on the menu for two extra bucks. But don’t worry; the total will still probably come out to less than $10. We recommend the Daly’s Double Burger for $6.75.

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

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