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Best cheap lunch

How about a fish taco and a trio of salsas for lunch. Taqueria del Sol was your pick for best cheap lunch in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

How about a fish taco and a trio of salsas for lunch. Taqueria del Sol was your pick for best cheap lunch in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

YOUR PICKS
1. Taqueria del Sol
You say, “No competition, Taqueria del Sol – two people, 4 tacos, 1 cole slaw, guacamole for 2, 2 teas (the best tea in the world, by the way!) = $20!” and “Taqueria del Sol is the best deal on the planet for lunch OR dinner.”

2. Costco
3. Matthews Cafeteria
4. Eats
5. Lee’s Bakery

OUR PICKS
1. The Lunch Basket
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “This small Marietta lunch spot near Kennestone Hospital serves up cheap and simply sandwiches each weekday to long lines of devotees. Most of their no-frills sandwiches cost less than $5 each, making this one of the best lunch deals in the city.”

2. Victory Sandwich Bar
3. Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs
4. Hankook Taqueria
5. Lee’s Bakery

155 comments Add your comment

Michael

July 19th, 2011
7:13 am

It’s gotten to the point where anything under $10 is cheap. For that, Eats is hard to beat. The jerk chicken is great, and so is just about anything you can get there.

Oxnard

July 19th, 2011
7:29 am

Gotta agree with Costco; foot-long Polish and unlimited drink for $1.50.

Scott

July 19th, 2011
7:34 am

Chef Lui’s dumplings, Lee’s Bakery’s Ban mi, Hankook’s tacos

Maureen

July 19th, 2011
7:47 am

Bar-B-Cutie in Woodstock. Week day lunch specials for a flat $5.00 include a sandwich, two sides and a large drink. Their smoked bar-b-que pork and smoked beef brisket sandwiches are lean and packed with flavor.

MD

July 19th, 2011
7:50 am

Cuban sandwich at Crazy Cuban on 14th Street. Sandwich, chips, & drink for $8.41.

B Ha

July 19th, 2011
7:58 am

cafeteria at your dekalb farmer’s market or lee’s bakery. both are a little out of the ordinary and yummy.

N-GA

July 19th, 2011
8:09 am

Taco Veloz – Barbacoa burrito and a drink…many folks won’t be able to eat the whole thing. Drizzle a little tomatillo salsa on it and eat it like a gyro! Bite, then more salsa. Repeat until you are stuffed! Absolutely a terrific value. The barbacoa torta is great too!

OtisTheDrunk

July 19th, 2011
8:12 am

TWO hot dogs,polish or brats at Quick Trip for $2…Stevi-B’s pizza buffet too.

estro

July 19th, 2011
8:17 am

Bridge town grill and Tortillas!

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July 19th, 2011
8:22 am

only laborers eat at qt

cheepfoodie

July 19th, 2011
8:40 am

Lee’s Bakery,Senor Taco,Mathews Cafeteria,Old Brick Barbeque,El Taco Veloz,Super H Mart food court.All good and cheap.

Belinda

July 19th, 2011
10:58 am

Always Fresh Cafe in Mountain Park/Lilburn.

Billy

July 19th, 2011
11:18 am

Harry’s Pizza and Barker’s Red Hots

anita

July 19th, 2011
12:12 pm

In Between Cafe at Buckhead Center – Peachtree Road

w in Marietta

July 19th, 2011
12:14 pm

Rhea’s in Roswell…best burger in the area…burger, fries and a drink for just over $5.00

Rick

July 19th, 2011
12:15 pm

Dollar menu at Wendy’s.

Dan

July 19th, 2011
12:19 pm

Home Grown on Memorial Drive.

Mike

July 19th, 2011
12:20 pm

The hotdog/pizza stand inside IKEA. hotdogs are on .50 and pizza is 1 including tax.

Dave

July 19th, 2011
12:23 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but I think the Varsity ought to be mentioned.

Didi

July 19th, 2011
12:27 pm

Do some of you people get it that cheap doesn’t always mean GOOD?! McDonald’s and Taco Bell??? Eeewwww. Cheap, yeah. Good? No, no and never!

Anna Redding

July 19th, 2011
12:27 pm

Cafe at Pharr on Miami Circle

I Agree w/ ???

July 19th, 2011
12:28 pm

La Casona on Buford Hwy

Anna Redding

July 19th, 2011
12:29 pm

Also Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge

www.legendarydads.com

July 19th, 2011
12:37 pm

Great cheap eats in Atlanta. . . .

Pizza Vesuvius – Edgewood – Great lunch special – Pizza, Salad and Drink for like $8, on Scoutmob right now
Nick’s Greek – Hill St. – BEST Gyro – Throw in a Baklava and then take a nap – around $6
Mexican is always a great cheap lunch spot. . . your favorite. . wherever

winstonhussein

July 19th, 2011
12:37 pm

Didi,
Their food is better than your acceptance of other people’s opinions.

Yo Mama Says

July 19th, 2011
12:38 pm

Home Grown is NOT a value and is tasteless…def Lee’s Bakery or EATS. Fast Food is gross (no Subway, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Costco dogs, etc)

Tater

July 19th, 2011
12:39 pm

“Dixie Cybill Presley” – Donny’s – Cheap, yes.. Worst food I’ve ever had in my life, yes again.

Costco Pizza and Drink – tremendous value and good!
Matthews – Excellent – Excellent!!!
Wendy’s Chili is pretty good – most days..

Steve

July 19th, 2011
12:42 pm

Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown has great little burgers and fresh cut fries for cheap!

Rob

July 19th, 2011
12:43 pm

Niramish in lil 5. Full plate of hot Bangladeshi/Indian food for 6-7 bucks.

John

July 19th, 2011
12:44 pm

Los Loros-special lunch # 1.

2 pohr

July 19th, 2011
12:49 pm

Any Willy’s Taco, chips, salsa and a water $2.60 plus tax! Now that’s cheap AND good!

Maddie

July 19th, 2011
12:49 pm

Red Neck Gourmet! In Newnan and Senoia.

Herman

July 19th, 2011
12:52 pm

Lunch on Main located on Main Street in College Park.

ATLien

July 19th, 2011
12:53 pm

Fellini’s has the best pizza in town and their veggie pizza slice is less than $4.00 and very filling.

Blue

July 19th, 2011
12:54 pm

EATS off E Ponce De Leon

Lori

July 19th, 2011
12:55 pm

For the Golden Corral fans…it’s way cheaper if you just make a to-go plate. You can get a whole thing of food for like 3 or 4 bucks instead of paying the buffet price!

JMF

July 19th, 2011
1:02 pm

#1: Sushi Avenue in Decatur (either location, but the off-the-square location seems better to me)
#2: Saigon Basil on Piedmont (always super fresh and delicious)

Jennifer

July 19th, 2011
1:07 pm

Super Pan! Super Pan!

ziza

July 19th, 2011
1:09 pm

little bangkok and mediterranean grill. real food at good prices. i don’t trust any hotdog for 50 cents and ikea’s food just totally grosses me out. good tip on golden corral. folks dont know how good that place can be. you just have to choose wisely.

Steve

July 19th, 2011
1:16 pm

Wilburs BBQ rocks and has a great lunch deal

Bishop Eddie Longs Red Panties

July 19th, 2011
1:20 pm

North Peking on Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs Great food less than $6.00

Atlanta Native

July 19th, 2011
1:24 pm

White House on Peachtree in Buckhead

Ted

July 19th, 2011
1:37 pm

Best deal downtown for lunch. Rays in the City (on Peachtree). Chopped steak, Mashed Potatoes, Glass of Red Wine. Ten bucks. Great meal for the money.

QueenFe

July 19th, 2011
1:42 pm

Definitely, Tacqueria del Sol. Good food at reasonable prices. I know we’re talking about lunch but I double-dog dare you to try a margarita during the dinner hour. Lions, and tigers, and bears–oh my!

Rob

July 19th, 2011
1:43 pm

Eats on Ponce

Forboda

July 19th, 2011
1:43 pm

Taqiuera El Vecino in Oak Grove and Rosa’s Pizza downtown. Great, authentic food for under $5.

Rob

July 19th, 2011
1:48 pm

The little Fiesta Food store on Cheshire Bridge has a 3 or 4 person food counter in back that serves up tacos and a few other things. Very good and very cheap. It’s between the car wash and the poster hut building.

diamond-e

July 19th, 2011
1:51 pm

have to go with baldinos in marietta on fridays.hella tuna sammich,side and all the water you can drink $2.70 drive out

Kate

July 19th, 2011
1:52 pm

The Grilled Pork Sandwich @ Lee’s Bakery… $3.00 and it’s delicious!

Lynn

July 19th, 2011
1:53 pm

Rosa’s Pizza, Downtown. A slice of cheese pizza and a Diet Coke for @ $4.