Lunch is something everyone looks forward to. It’s that mid-day break that re energizes us to finish the day strong. It’s a great time to catch up with friends or have a quick meeting. Looking for some can’t miss downtown lunch spots? Here are some amazing places to ponder over.
First off, what are you in the mood for today?
Are you an east coaster missing those meat loaded rye sandwiches served at your favorite delicatessens? Have no fear; the Yorkshire Grill is here. Positioned on 6th/grand. Chances are once you visit; It will be your new favorite lunch spot. Everything here is so fresh and delicious especially the California special. Two slices of heaven loaded with tuna, avocado, pickles, lettuce and tomato. If you feel like having an orgasm in your mouth add cheese, and get a side of cottage cheese. Although nobody will every make matzo-ball soup like my grandmother does, Yorkshire Grill’s can definitely warm you up on a cold day or change the forecast when feeling under the weather.
How about the classic soup & sandwich/salad combo? Arda’s Café on 6th/Olive will satisfy everyone’s craving. The sun dried melody salad with a cup of the red lentil soup is a must. This salad has a delicious assortment of pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese and turkey drizzled with a refreshing mango dressing. The red lentil soup not only fills you up with a healthy serving of fiber, but it’s just down right tasty. For all the PETA loving vegetarians out there, the grilled veggie sandwich is amazing. The garlic spread on the fresh rosemary bread is tasty enough to satisfy all, even the diehard carnivores out there. The proud owner, Jon Toktas, is always there welcoming you to his warm, family owned, cafe. If you have an Arda’s craving but running short on time they also offer deliver and pick up service.
Sushi anyone? Lets go to Octopus, located on 7th/Flower. To start, the ambiance in this joint is cool yet calming. Downtown is all about hustle and bustle, but this place can slow it down as you prepare for some amazing sushi. Begin with the garlic butter edamame. It’s a huge portion that’s deliciousness will cause you to be oblivious to the fact that you devoured the whole thing. If you’re in the mood for something light, the seared albacore salad is to die for. You won’t find albacore any fresher than what Octopus offers If your tummy is demanding a roll, you can’t go wrong with any of the menu’s offerings. They’re all so beautifully prepared that you might hesitate before taking your first bite.
These are only a few of our favorite but come back soon to hear what other hidden gems we’ve uncovered.