The Best Lunch Spots In Fort Lauderdale For When You Don't Want To Hurt Your Wallet
Dixie Tracks Café
Indulge in organic salads and sandwiches under $10 at Dixie Tracks Café. Ned Jaouhar, former chef of Boca Raton Resort & Club’s Cielo restaurant, opened this breakfast and lunch spot to serve foods with the same organic ingredients but at the fraction of the price. For example, try the Banh-Mi Philly sub with Vietnamese BBQ sauce, kimchi slaw and sriracha ($10).
4820 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park, 33334
Sushi 1 Take Out
This sushi spot is cheap and fast. All of your classic rolls, like the California roll and the JB roll, are under $5. Its sushi combinations are also at super low prices, one of each gives you 18 pieces for just $9.
23 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
For the best vegan, vegetarian or all natural beef hot dogs, look for the original Frankie Dogs Gourmet hot dog cart. Each creation is only $5 with toppings like avocado, crunchy fried onions, hummus, sauerkraut and more.
View its calendar to find out where they will be.
Caprese, turkey and Italian are just some sandwiches at Riverside Market, where small, 9-inchers are $7 and large, 12-inch are $9. Score a grilled cheese for just $4. Pizza, chicken wings and fish tacos are also part of the decently priced menu.
608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33312
This international-friendly food truck makes tacos, burritos and quesadillas with choices of spicy Korean pulled pork, Dr. Pepper shredded skirt steak, grilled mahi mahi and Jamaican jerk chicken. Nothing is over ten bucks. The cheapest is its zucchini taco for $3.
Check its website for daily locations.
11th Street Annex
This “coffee shop meets teahouse meets gourmet lunch spot” has a menu that changes daily. Keeping up with the menu prices could be a challenge; however, according to food app Urbanspoon, entrees are under $10. A look at their catering menu shows they make all kinds of salads under $10 per pound. Items include dried fruit chicken salad, meatballs in sweet and sour cranberry sauce and smoked salmon cheesecake.
14 SW 11th St., Fort Lauderdale, 33315
Enjoy large oxtail or curry goat for under ten bucks. Jerk Machine will fulfill your craving for Jamaican cuisine with multiple locations throughout Fort Lauderdale. They opened their first location in Lauderhill in December 1989.
4261 NW 12th St., Lauderhill, 33313
Classic Latin America food can be found at this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The food is made to order with 43 entrée items to choose from. Keep it simple with pupusas for $2 or beef burritos for $3.
3221 Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33312
Southport Raw Bar
Usually seafood doesn’t come cheap, but at Southport Raw Bar you can get fried clam, shrimp or scallop baskets for under $10. Chicken specialties range around $8 and burgers are as low as $4. Dolphin, cold subs, sandwiches, oysters, hot dogs and hoagies are also on the menu.
1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 33316
The Alchemist at Eucalyptus Gardens
Eucalyptus Gardens is a mecca for fresh, locally sourced food and produce. A big hit is The Alchemist shop where they make hand roasted coffee ($3-$4) and fresh, open-faced sandwiches for $5. Choices include avocado, caprese and Mediterranean. They also serve organic salad and real coconuts.
2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors, 33305
The Salad Bowl Deli & Grill
Although there are 23 salads to choose from, this fusion café also have breakfast items (egg sandwiches under $3), sandwiches and burgers (around $7) and Spanish food. And the best part is that they deliver!
100 E. Broward Blvd. Suite 107, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
City Park Café & Bistro
A lot goes on at City Park Café where there’s free delivery, free Wi-Fi and breakfast all day. Coffee and smoothies fill the beverage menu as sandwiches and salads fill the lunch. There are even “Park ‘N Grab” salads for $5 for those in a rush.
140 SE 1st St., Fort Lauderdale, 33301