Favorite Lunch Spots

By John Lux

[fusion_dropcap class="fusion-content-tb-dropcap"]W[/fusion_dropcap]e’ve been in our new home for almost 5 months and one of the best things about being in downtown Orlando is the lunch options. Over the past couple days we’ve compiled our list of IDEAS favorite lunch places. In no particular order here’s our list, let us know what you think.

Shakers, Edgewater Dr., College Park- Consistently one of the best overall lunch places in town. Portions are plentiful and they only use Boars Head products. Large menu and offers a ½ sandwich and soup option (with fruit) which is a bonus and the wide array of salad are yummy!

Beefy King, Bumby Avenue- 40+ years in the business as a family owned restaurant they have perfected the steamed roast beef sandwich, although they also offer turkey, ham and other types of sandwich meats. Always a favorite for their wonderful tater tots.

Daily News Cafe, Magnolia St.- Great burgers and surprisingly large menu of other items. Easy walk from our office if it’s not too hot, otherwise it’s a bit tough to get to because of parking.

Hot Dog Heaven, Colonial near 50- A bit of a drive from our place. Authentic Chicago Hot Dog place, great fresh fries. Not cheap for a hot dog and fries but worth it.

Royal Thai- Great prices and great tasting food.

Viet Garden- Great prices, great spring rolls!

Five Guys, Baldwin Park- Great hamburgers and underrated hot dogs. Regular and Cajun fries are very fresh. Expensive for a fast food burger but quality is as good as any sit down restaurant burger so it’s worth it.

Little Vietnam- Great prices, awesome selection (menu has lots of pictures). They also have bubble tea and Durian smoothies.

Virgin Olive Market- Sandwich/soup shop, healthy options and good prices.

New York Deli, Orange Ave. & Colonial- Great sandwiches, walking distance from our office.

Shin Sushi (next to Virgin Olive Market)- A little more expensive than other sushi places, but different selection and you get to sit next to the chefs as they make sushi.

Pom Pom’s, Bumby Ave.- Awesome soup/tea/sandwich spot, large selection of classic and crazy combinations and good cupcakes.

White Wolf Cafe- Seriously good sandwiches and salads, sometimes there is a small wait.

There’s many more, but that’s our first list. Let us know what you think about our list or if we forgot some.

August 31, 2009|Archive|

About the Author: John Lux

As COO of IDEAS, John manages the day-to-day operations of the company. He is a category expert in studio production and is responsible for bringing advanced digital media technology to IDEAS.

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