Top 3 Tuesday - Best Cheap Lunch in Roanoke
1. Salad at Paul’s
I wrote a review about Paul’s a few weeks ago but I recently visited again for lunch. I’m still not convinced that I’ve had legitimate Greek food, but that doesn’t matter because it’s still been very good. On my latest visit, I ordered a salad that had a description on the menu that included “a little bit of everything.” They’re not kidding. This salad comes loaded with tomatoes, onions, ham, turkey, chicken, bacon, and feta cheese. It’s also served with a side of a warm pita. It’s huge, delicious, and cheap!
2. Torpedo from the New Yorker
The torpedo from the New Yorker is one of those iconic restaurant items in Roanoke. I plan on writing more about it in an actual review of the New Yorker but I had to point out what a great value it is in this post. It’s a messy sandwich that requires two hands and a great deal of concentration but it will definitely fill you up. With tax, I think it costs about $5.50.
3. Lunch Specials at Alejandro’s
If your town doesn’t have a Mexican restaurant that offers about 10 different $5 lunch specials, I don’t think you live in America...or Mexico. I guess. I don't know what they serve in Mexico. There are a few different places in Roanoke that do this but my personal favorite is Alejandro’s in Downtown Roanoke. They have a good chips & salsa bar and a great selection of $5 specials. I prefer the #13, which is a shredded beef & bean burrito, quesadilla, rice, and chips & salsa. Yep. It’s only $5. It’s fantastic.
Where do you like to go to get a cheap lunch?