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Mar 16, 2014 12:33 PM

Orlando's best Lunch Food

Please share your favorite you lunch food from restaurants in the the area.

Pom Poms Sandwiches and soups
Hot Crust Panini - chicken sandwiches and cactus chili
Cedars Lebanese - Lunch menu
Memories of India - Lunch time Lamb Vindaloo
Zaza's - cuban - Ropa Vieja
Bahama Breeze (yes its a chain) - Fish tacos
4 Rivers Messy Pig sandwich with bacon wrapped jalapeno popper
All Italian Market - Lombardia Panini
Orlando Snack Cafe - Venezuelan, beef, black beans, and plantains

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    1. re: curiousgeo

      Chef Eddies has really amazing chicken and waffles, which I never liked until I've had his.

      Also those jalapeno muffins that come with the meal are amazing.

    2. LaSpada's Original Cheesesteaks & Hoagies: LaSpada's Famous hoagie (my latest discovery, and the finest Italian sub I've ever had in Florida)
      Turkish Kitchen: doner kebab platter with buttery lavas bread
      Tako Cheena: the three-cheese arepa and panko-crusted cod taco
      Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza: 12" "Paul and Young Ron" pizza (meatballs, sausage, ricotta cheese, and hot or sweet peppers) off the lunch menu
      4 Rivers: the plain ol' brisket sandwich
      Pho 88: any number of different noodle soups or banh mi sandwiches
      Olea Mezze Grill (like a Greek/Mediterranean version of Chipotle): a couscous bowl topped with gyro meat or falafel, eggplant & red pepper spread, pickled onions, tomato/cucumber salad, and feta

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      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

        I have yet to make it to Tako Cheena. - It's on my list.

        I love Pho 88 and it's a great place to take people that have never had pho or a banh mi. The banh mi selection is rather inexpensive but decent and you can share it.

        4 Rivers - wow I just went by the new larger Winter Park Location. I was astounded by how large it is compared to their original location.

        1. re: Sandwich_Sister

          I'm actually taking one of my oldest and best friends to Pho 88 this weekend, since he's visiting and has never had pho.

          1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

            I wanted to take my cousin there but we just couldn't fit it in to her schedule.

            Another cool thing I've been digging is Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District.

            It's not Lunch but awesome trucks are abound.

            Impressed with:
            Bem Bom
            Over Rice
            Cara Bama

      2. Here's my favorite lunch in Orlando: Bánh Mì Nha Trang Subs, 1216 East Colonial Drive. Cash only ($3.50/ea) - buy five sandwiches and get #6 free. The proprietors are an uber-cute couple from Vietnam and they are so welcoming and helpful. And the husband (who takes the orders) always asks if you are eating the sandwich today "or tomorrow." If you say tomorrow, they cheerfully package the sandwich fillings separate from the bread - and equally cheerfully explain how to assemble the sandwich contents to achieve the perfect sandwich at home. These folks know their sandwiches and they are passionate about the food that they sell. Honestly, they should charge 10x the price for their sandwiches - and it would still be a bargain IMHO.

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        1. re: MrsPatmore

          I just moved closer to this area and Bánh Mì Nha Trang Subs is on my list.

          Thank you!

        2. thai house- crazy meat (with tofu) the best red curry dish I've ever had. Maybe 6-7 bucks?

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          1. re: carlee134

            I have enjoyed Thai House over the years but never had the red curry there. must try.

            1. re: Sandwich_Sister

              totally must! its called crazy meat! idea why.

          2. I have had the Lone Star burger at Graffiti Junktion in Thorton Park. Thought it was really good.

            Hanamazuki On International drive has a lunch time Shiso Butter Ramen that was quite delicious. I hope they still have it.

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            1. re: Sandwich_Sister

              indeed they do, my family had some today along with their fabulous fried rice today