9 Dope Lunch Specials for Your Convenience

You know that feeling you get when you find a really good deal and it’s the perfect time to get lunch? That’s the feeling you get when you find these lunch specials. From the sushi bento box to the quick pizza slices, these convenient lunch specials are a great way to try the food at these establishments without paying dinner prices.

As always, if you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know!
Midway Pizza
Freret ● Uptown

Midway Pizza

Midway has been known for years for it's “Freret Jet” lunch buffet. Cancelled in spring 2020, the buffet is back !

A small salad plus unlimited pizza for $11.95 makes for a steal.

It's simple, its ready quick, and makes for a perfect lunch, weekdays from 1130am to 2pm.

If you aren't in a hurry, wash that pizza down with a few local craft beers.

Nola Pizza Co. @ Nola Brewing
Uptown ● Irish Channel

Nola Pizza Co. @ Nola Brewing

Monday-Thursday from 11-3, you can get 2 slices of New York style pizza, a side salad & a 12oz draft for just $10. The pizza here is made with New York style dough, with water that is stripped bare by the brewery before being replaced with the right amounts of calcium, magnesium, & sodium to perfectly recreate NYC water. It's well worth trying anytime, and this lunch deal is nothing short of a steal.

Copper Vine
Wine BarCBD

Copper Vine

Copper Vine is a very well-regarded wine bar in the cbd, but their lunch special is a sleeper.

They offer a “pick two” for $13 that lets you pick between soups, salads, and half sandwiches.

It's convenient and brings the value. And if you arent in a hurry, the wines on tap are worth checking out.

The space is very airy, with a large outdoor patio and greenery indoors.

Perfect for a strictly business quick lunch, or a more drawn out affair with wine and cheese and the like.

Poseidon Oyster Sushi Bar
SushiLGD

Poseidon Oyster Sushi Bar

Poseidon is a great spot to get your weekday bento fix. In their clean modern space, you’ll find a variety of bento entree options like Sesame Chicken or Shrimp, Lemon Chicken, Chicken Katsu, Salmon Katsu, and more. The boxes also come with a spring roll, white rice and fresh fruit and are available for just $9.95 from 11am to 3pm on weekdays.

Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant
Gert Town

Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant

Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant is an old school mid-city classic, and lunch special is a particular favorite. Including one of over a dozen entrees, accompanied by a soup, shrimp fried rice, and fried wonton for as low as $9. The atmosphere is casual and traditional, and you can't go wrong with any of their dishes.

Antoine's Restaurant
FrenchFrench Quarter

Antoine's Restaurant

Antoine’s has been serving up classic French cuisine for over 100 years, and they have maintained their reputation as one of the best fine dining establishments in the city. The three course lunch special is a great way to try Antoine’s without breaking the bank. Course 1 is charbroiled oysters, or cream of asparagus soup, or a lemony spinach and orzo salad. Course 2 is chicken cordon bleu sandwich or coullotte steak, and Course 3 is a peach cobbler for dessert. These selections are subject to change, but whatever the menu is when you go, it's sure to be a phenomenal meal. Talk about champagne tastes on a miller lite budget!

Origami Restaurant
SushiFreret ● Uptown

Origami Restaurant

Origami is a great little sushi spot on Freret in Uptown, and their lunch special is a great way to try some of their best dishes on the cheap. Between $10 and $14 depending on the entree, the lunch special includes a smaller-than-dinner portion of the entree, along with miso soup, classic house salad with ginger miso dressing, and a side of rice. Even with the smaller entree portions, its a steal, and makes a great excuse to check out their newly renovated patio, which is all the more reason to check it out.

Tsunami Sushi
SushiCBD

Tsunami Sushi

Tsunami Sushi is a modern upscale bar and restaurant right on Poydras Street in the CBD that boasts an excellent lunch special every Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm.The interior uses sleek furnishings and dark colors to exude comfort and class at the same time. The lunch special is a steal at $14, and includes a bento box with choice of entree, sushi roll, and side. Their menu also has plenty of other choices, and is made for both the lunch time crowd and dinner crowd.

Sake Cafe - Uptown
JapaneseTouro ● Uptown ● Irish Channel

Sake Cafe - Uptown

Sake Cafe is an awesome upscale casual Japanese restaurant in Uptown offering a lunch special in the form of bento boxes. If you're craving sushi, sashimi, or California rolls, the lunch special includes your choice of one of the following: Chicken, Beef, or Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken or Crab Meat Tempura, Shrimp Tempura, or Sushi. All meals come with soup, salad, appetizers, and steamed white or brown rice. The entrees define the overall price, but they are all between $9.50 and $12.25, which is a steal. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of sake, wine, and beer., if you want to turn a business lunch into a pleasure lunch ;)

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