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Where to find lunch for $10 or less in Indianapolis

Ready for your lunch break? Check out these lunches from sandwiches to diverse eats.

Chicken and waffles with a sunny egg from Love Handle

Love Handle is a brunch staple on Mass Avenue.

Photo by @amandainindy

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Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Indy. Check out this list of places where a lunch for one costs $10 or less.

We know cravings are key when it comes to a midday meal, so we’ve broken up these spots into their respective food groups. Think sandwiches and your favorite food from around the world.

Fast and casual

Love Handle, 877 Mass Ave.

Try something new at this unique + unusual brunch spot where the menu changes often. Right now, we’re looking at breakfast with pork tongue, a sunny egg, and cheese toast for $10.40.

Steer-In, 5130 E. 10th St.

Check out this long-lived east side restaurant and try the Turkey Manhattan special — tender roasted turkey between white bread, topped with turkey gravy + served with mashed potatoes and your choice of one side — for $10.49.

Exterior photo of Steer-In restaurant in Indianapolis

The restaurant at 10th Street + Emerson Avenue has been serving classic diner food since 1960.

Photo by @amandainindy

Sandwiches and wraps

Subito Soups, 34 N. Delaware St.

Check out this shop’s menu full of soup and sandwich options around $10. Pro tip: Use the code “SAVE” for 10% off your online order for delivery or pickup.

Workingman’s Friend, 234 N. Belmont Ave.

This hidden gem in the heart of Indy serves classics like burgers, grilled cheese, and pork tenderloin sandwiches for under $10. Pro tip: This is a cash-only establishment.

Vegan and vegetarian options

Black Leaf Vegan, 335 W. 9th St.

Try the one-of-a-kind Black Leaf Burger (100% Plant-based, no soy, no GMO) or the Crabless Crab Cake for $10.95.

Closeup of loaded vegan nachos from Black Leaf Vegan restaurant

Try the vegan loaded nachos from Black Leaf Vegan for a wonderful mix of flavors — including teriyaki sauce.

Diverse eats

Patties of Jamaica, 5172 Allisonville Rd.

Try the beef patties for $1.50 each and build your own meal with other sides and main dishes for $10 or less.

Asian Snack, 3605 Commercial Dr.

This Chinese restaurant located in the Lafayette Place Shopping Center offers an affordable menu from noodle soups to fried rice and Sichuan shredded pork for $10 and under.

Gaucho’s Fire, 906 Carrollton Ave., Ste. 320

This Brazilian street food spot in the Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks offers skewers + loaded fries around $10 each.

What did we miss? If you know a budget-friendly lunch that’s not on the list, let us know.

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