Lunch Under $10 in Downtown Boulder

Downtown has a reputation for being a culinary paradise and for good reason - on a quick stroll around the district you'll pass some of the best restaurants in the state.  There is no shortage of delicious lunch eats when you're downtown. From Baja-Style Fish Burritos and gourmet grilled cheese to a Match Blend smoothie and Falafels & Gyros - get your taste buds ready to explore your way through the district with affordable options on and off the bricks. Check out these restaurants that will leave your stomach (and wallet) full. 


Boulder Lunch Under $10

Pizza Colóre

At Pizza Colóre you can buy pizza by the slice, or a personal 8" pizza for $6. Pizza Colóre also has calzone's, sandwiches, and salads for all under $10!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Tune Up at Full Cycle

Stop by the Tune Up at Full Cycle for empanadas, paninis, quiches, salads, burritos, hot dogs, chips & guac/salsa, ravioli, and many more all priced under $10!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Centro Mexican Kitchen

Dine in at Centro during your next lunch break and enjoy any salad or two tacos (carnitas, grilled chicken al ajillo, or vegan jackfruit “chorizo”) for under $10. Be sure to stop in on Mondays to take advantage of their all day happy hour and get small plates and tacos for $3-$6.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Tahona Tequila Bistro

Tahona offers delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine at an affordable price! Pop into Tahona any day of the week to take advantage of their “Daily Dos” special. This gets you a small plate food item and a drink for $8 every day from open til the kitchen closes! The combination changes daily, so your taste buds will never get bored!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Foolish Craig's Cafe

Foolish Craig’s has been a Downtown Boulder favorite for over two decades. Check out their menu with 14 dishes under $10. Stop in for breakfast or lunch (7:30 am to 3 pm daily) to see what all the Foolishness is all about!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Chimera

Chimera has little eats and ramen priced under $10. Try their Pork Belly Bao for a lunch that will not dissapoint!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Falafel King

Falafel King wouldn’t be crowned king if the restaurant didn’t offer delicious Mediterranean entrees at an affordable cost. Try their plates, vegetarian dishes, pita wraps, house specialties, and salads for lunch to ensure a full stomach and a full wallet.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Ruthies Boardwalk Social

You can never go wrong with a grilled cheese from Ruthies Boardwalk Social for lunch. Ruthies doesn’t stick with just the plain grilled cheese sandwiches. They have nine different grilled cheese options, all under $7.50! You gouda brie kidding me with these prices!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Boulder Baked

Need of an option for a late lunch? Everyone knows Boulder Baked has amazing desserts, but did you know they also serve super tasty comfort food? Order a bowl of soup for under $5, a serving of macaroni & cheese for under $8, or a grilled cheese (basic, 4 cheese, cuban, mac attack, southwest, veg head, sicilian, roma, pomodoro, dubliner, argentine) for under $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Whole Sol Blend Bar

Looking for a healthy option for lunch? Whole Sol Blend Bar is the place for you! Their menu has yummy & nutritious options that won’t break the bank. All hot bowls and toasts are $10 and under, as well as a few smoothie bowls (Mango Pina Colada, I Like You Matcha, and the PB&J).

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Thrive

Calling out to all the downtown Boulder vegans! Thrive is here to serve you an affordable lunch that fits with your diet. Get a superfood smoothie or salad for $8.88 or less. This quality food with these low prices are pretty hard to beat! Stop by Thrive during your next lunch break!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

T/ACO

Anytime is a good time for tacos, but there’s nothing like biting into a flavorful taco after having a stressful morning at work. At T/ACO you can get two tacos, or a fork & knife entree (mexican pizza, quesadilla, and salad) for under $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Illegal Pete's

Eating at Illegal Pete’s is always a good choice for lunch. You will be ecstatic about your meal and bill, no matter what you order because pretty much everything on their menu is under $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Zoe Ma Ma

Zoe Ma Ma is the best choice for those of you looking for authentic Chinese food. Every entree is under $10 (daily specials not included) and is seriously good. The Ma Ma’s Chicken Soup Noodle (priced at $8.75) will make you question how good your mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup really is…

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Boulder Bowls (cart)

Boulder Bowls is a cart located on Pearl Street Mall that serves rice & beans with toppings from around the world. Their largest entrees are priced at $9.40 making this a perfect spot to get an affordable lunch!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Ben & Jerry's

If you're craving something sweet for lunch, Ben & Jerry's has sundaes and ice cream sandwiches for under $10. Add a brownie or banana to your sundae and you have a complete meal!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

McDevitt Taco Supply

Check out McDevitt Taco Supply on the Pearl Street Mall for great made-to-order tacos and entertaining people watching. Each taco costs $4.50 and under, while the people watching is priceless.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Bartaco

The possibilities are endless at Bartaco! Get a combination of tacos (as many as four tacos) for under $10. Not a taco person? No problem, Bartaco has you covered with rice bowls, chicken empanadas, duck quesadillas, and more.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Organic Sandwich Company

Seeking a fresh, organic, and gourmet sandwich or salad that won’t cost you a fortune? Organic Sandwich Company is the place to go! All salads, soups, and most sandwiches are $10 (plus tax).

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Fast Eddie's World Famous Chicago Hot Dogs (cart)

Stop by this lunch only hotdog cart on the Pearl Street Mall to satisfy for your midday appetite! Fast Eddie’s World Famous Chicago Hot Dog Stand serves the “best hot dogs West of Waveland Ave” for less $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Alpine Modern Coffee Bar

Once the afternoon rolls around not only do you need food, you need caffeine too. Drop in at Alpine Modern to satisfy your appetite and get an energy boost without breaking the bank. Menu items such as the nut butter tartine, two egg tartine, and alder smoked salmon tartine make for great lunches and don’t exceed $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Chipotle Mexican Grill

You can’t go wrong with the beloved Chipotle Mexican Grill for lunch! Get a burrito, bowl, three tacos, or salad without breaking your $10 lunch budget. You can even afford their legendary guac with these entrees!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Mustard's Last Stand

Most people know Mustard’s Last Stand for their hotdogs, but if you look at their menu, you would find out that they offer much more than hotdogs! Their menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, Itailian entrees, and veggie entrees. The best part is that the majority of these options don’t exceed $10!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Lindsay's Boulder Deli @ Haagen Dazs

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli is one of the more popular lunch spots in the downtown district due to the excellent and quick service, delicious food, and affordable prices! All salads, soups, vegetarian sandwiches, and most specialty sandwiches are under $10.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Yellow Deli

Drop in at this west end deli to enjoy a sandwich, soup or salad for under $10. The Yellow Deli gives you the freedom to create your own sandwich for as low as $6.00, now that’s a deal!

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Wonder

Want a lunch that will rejuvenate you instead of putting you in a food coma for the rest of the day? Wonder will prepare nourishing toasts and smoothies for you for $10 or less. Their smoothies are perfect for people in a rush or always on the go.

Boulder Lunch Under $10

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

If your lunch break allows you time to enjoy a sit down meal, go to Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery. Create your own version of a grilled cheese, or consume one of their many sandwiches/burgers options for under $10. They also have an awesome burger fries & a soda deal for $9.95. You will go back to work with a full belly and a smile on your face.