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Tasty Lunches For Less Than $10 In Miami

March 4, 2014 9:01 AM

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Whether for business or pleasure, lunch in Miami doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are several options for less than $10. 

Let’s Save

Think the only way to cut down on the cost is to bring it in a brown bag, find a fast food value menu of regret or just skip it altogether? Think again South Floridians. Our fair city has tons of midday grub options at affordable prices and they don’t involve a drive through. With a few simple tricks and a little research, the indulgence of restaurants doesn’t have to be a drain on your wallet. You can save money without sacrificing the experience by knowing where to go:

  • Join the club. Many places have loyalty or punch card programs, and if you are eating out a lot, these can add up quickly and you could score three or four free lunches every month.
  • Split the difference. With large portions, à la carte add-ons and combo specials all over the place, whether you’re dining with a co-worker or a date, look at the menu together and see if there are some menu items that you want to team up on, or even literally split down the middle.
  • Make it special. Many places have weekly specials, some every day of the week. Some will even offer a two-for-one option, so keep an eye out and plan your lunch dates accordingly.


Let’s Eat

Check out this list of area favorites for an affordable lunch and see if your favorite spot made the cut.

Spris
731 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2020
www.spris.cc

Spris is considered by many to be hands-down one of the best pizza places in Miami. The pizza margherita, the vegetariano panini and a few of the sizable salads are always below $10. A fun way to save on pizza for later lunches is the daily Beat the Clock special from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The prices of pizza margherita, pizza genovese and pizza diavola are whatever the time is of the order between those hours (for example, 5:30 p.m. = $5.30). The pizza diavola comes with a free Peroni beer for guests 21 and over during Beat the Clock as well.

Macchialina
820 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-2124
www.macchialina.com

Food lovers rejoice in the incredibly delicious Italian cuisine of Macchialina. Prices become more affordable each day for the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. happy hour (Macchialina is open Tuesday to Sunday). Enjoy oysters at only $1.50 each or $10 for a pizza and a pint of beer. The music, environment and energy are on par as well as the other tasty features on the menu – some of which are always $10 or less such as the polpettine salad of veal cheek and pork meatballs or the escarole salad.

La Moon
97 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 379-5617
www.lamoonrestaurantmiami.com

For those seeking heavier lunches, La Moon in Brickell is the place to reenergize in the afternoon. Nearly everything on the menu costs less than $10 everyday including hot dogs, hamburgers, skewers and arepas. The Colombian restaurant features daily lunch specials Monday through Friday as well, featuring an all-encompassing meal of the day such as Thursday’s braised beef, potatoes, yucca, rice and salad. The location is perfect for those working in the Brickell business area.

La Sandwicherie
229 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-8934
www.lasandwicherie.com

La Sandwicherie is one of the most highly regarded sandwich shops in Miami. With both a South Beach and a Brickell location, this casual yet spot-on dining establishment is perfect for lunch. Everything on the menu features a price of less than $10 and the great tastes are thanks to the quality ingredients. Besides sandwiches, the menu features salads, smoothies, shakes and desserts.

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar
650 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 530-1915
www.therivermiami.com

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar is open daily (open for lunch Monday through Friday) and located near the Miami River for enjoyable city views for lunch. Several delicious seafood dishes on the popular restaurant’s menu are $10 or less including gazpacho, conch chowder, pork belly flatbread and the salmon burger. The River Seafood & Oyster Bar is located conveniently for diners in the downtown Miami, Brickell and Coconut Grove areas. The oysters and raw bar fare are also not to be missed from this Miami culinary treasure.

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Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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