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10 Lunch Spots Under $10: Downtown Bellevue’s Guide to Worldwide Cuisine

April 20, 2022 - by Sandy Vo

10 Lunch Spots Under $10:
Downtown Bellevue’s Guide to Worldwide Cuisine

Lunch hour in Downtown Bellevue is becoming a busy time for those looking for a quick (and affordable) bite. Delicious food shouldn't break the bank! Here's our around-the-world guide to inexpensive eateries around town for your next lunch break.

Middle Eastern

Istanbul Cuisine
              Garlic Crush's Tabboule

With years of experience providing freshly made Turkish street food, Istanbul Cafe brought the taste of Turkey to The Bellevue Collection. At a sweet price of only $6.50, their cig kofte includes potato, chopped onions, garlic, tomato, sour pomegranate, molasses, olive oil and spices.

Garlic Crush

Garlic Crush serves traditional Mediterranean and authentic Middle Eastern flavors in a casual atmosphere. Their menu includes a variety of salads, tasters, sandwiches, gyros, kebabs and vegetarian choices. We recommend their large Tabboule salad made with chopped parsley, mint, crushed wheat, tomatoes,
onions, lemon juice and olive oil for only $8.75!


Broiler Bay Burger
             Tavern Hall's fried pickles

Established in 1989, Broiler Bay is famous throughout Bellevue for its bacon cheeseburgers, ice cream shakes and homemade onion rings. For the best bang for your buck, we recommend the bacon cheeseburger loaded with sauce, onions, lettuce and tomato for only $7.39.

Tavern Hall

If you have time for a long lunch, Tavern Hall offers unbeatably priced food and fun games like shuffleboard to break up the hustle. Grab the whole team and order chips and guac or fried pickles for $9!


               Pagliacci Pizza's cheese pizza

Pagliacci Pizza

Pagliacci Pizza might have changed their menu over time, but one thing has stayed the same: to deliver the best-tasting, highest quality food possible to the Greater Seattle area. Pick up a $4 slice of your favorite pizza.


           Dough Zone's spicy beef sandwich
Toshi’s Teriyaki

Toshi’s Teriyaki is the ultimate comfort food. Their marinated chicken and beef are grilled over an open flame and finished with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce. For dishes that won’t break the bank, grab their big platter of hot and spicy chicken teriyaki for only $7.80.

Dough Zone

Dough Zone prides themselves on friendly service and affordable pricing. Determined to offer a quality dining experience, they use only the freshest ingredients. Stop by during lunch for their house specials menu, including classic Chinese-style dim sum and their $5.95 spicy beef sandwiches.

South American + Mexican

        Cactus's roasted corn quesadilla

Cactus Southwestern Kitchen + Bar

Cactus Southwestern Kitchen + Bar offers innovative Southwest, Mexican and Spanish cuisine to the Downtown community. A substantial part of their menu is devoted to antojitos, bocaditos, or tapas—small plates perfect for sharing. For only $9.50, their roasted corn quesadilla is made with all kinds of goodness like cilantro, red onions, jalapeno, cheese, crema and salsa.


Chawla Indian Cuisine
            Café Bollywood's daal tadka

Chawla Indian Cuisine is beloved by the Bellevue community for their outstanding dishes, excellent service and friendly staff. The eatery is known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on using high quality ingredients. Their dahi papdi chaat is only $9.99, made with wheat crackers, noodles, yogurt and chutney.

Café Bollywood

With an eye for quality, warm service, and a sincere desire to please, Café Bollywood is an affordable lunch spot for vegetarians and non-vegetarian eaters. Try their 8 oz. daal tadka for only $8.00. It's mixed together with whole black bean lentils slow-simmered in an aromatic, buttery cream sauce.

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