7 Great La Jolla Lunch Deals (Under $10)

chedi thai la jolla lunch dealsIt’s no secret that La Jolla is home to some of the best restaurants in San Diego, and many of them offer fantastic lunch deals that cater to the busy lifestyles of the local workforce! From on-the-go options to sit-down settings, you don’t have to make a reservation to enjoy these great La Jolla lunch deals–all $10 or less!

Chedi Thai
737 Pearl St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Chedi Thai offers a chic dining experience, from their modern decor to the quality of their food. Enjoy an affordable and flavorful lunch by ordering off of their Prix Fixe lunch menu, which features delicious options such as Thai-style Grilled Pork Chops (pictured above) and Sweet and Sour Tofu. The Prix Fixe menu is a great deal: for $10, you can choose two appetizers and one main course.

Don Carlos
737 Pearl St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Locals love stopping by Don Carlos, the best place in La Jolla to get a quick fix of great Mexican food. Choose to order a la carte (we suggest the Carne Asada burrito) or try the $7 Don Carlos Special, which includes 5 rolled tacos–choose from chicken, potato, or beef–along with rice, beans, and a drink. BONUS: You can get mobile discount specials by texting “burrito” to 24587!

SEE ALSO: 5 Must-Try Breakfast Burritos in La Jolla

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Brick and Bell
928 Silverado St, La Jolla, CA 92037
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This local favorite is famous for their coffee and scones, but Brick and Bell also offers a food menu that boasts a variety of great lunch options including bowls, salads, and sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for something hearty, you can get a half sandwich and half salad for $6.95; or, for $5, order their popular acai bowl. And for dessert don’t forget to pick up a mini cranberry scone, too!

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Girard Gourmet
7837 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Girard Gourmet has been a local favorite for more than 25 years. Using fresh ingredients from their garden in Julian, this cozy little eatery serves up a variety of goodies, and you can either sit down to enjoy your meal or take it to go. For a healthy lunch option that won’t break the bank, order their $8 salad plate combo: your choice of 3 salads, which vary daily (chicken salad, beet salad, tuna salad) on a bed of fresh lettuce and tomatoes.

Goldfish Point Cafe
1255 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Overlooking the Cove, Goldfish Point Cafe is the perfect place to sit down and take a break during the day. Aside from the variety of coffees and teas that they offer, Goldfish Point Cafe’s menu is full of great lunch options that are healthy and delicious. We suggest you order one of their La Jolla themed specialty sandwiches which range between $6 -$10. Try the triple decker Big Rock sandwich ($9.75) layered with turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes & onions on a toasted white bread.

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[Photo courtesy of Juice Kaboose]

Juice Kaboose
7556 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Aside from their delicious smoothies and juice drinks, Juice Caboose also offers a variety of bowls, platters, wraps, and sandwiches. For $6.95, health-conscious foodies can enjoy Juice Kaboose’s Vegetarian Sandwich, which combines Swiss cheese, cucumber slices, tomatoes, fresh avocado, mustard, mayo, and pesto on whole wheat bread. BONUS: If you’re in a hurry, you can order online ahead of time and pick up your food to go.

SEE ALSO: Juices from The 5 Best La Jolla Juice Bars

Burger Lounge
1101 Wall St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Since 2007, Burger Lounge has been serving burgers and salads that not only taste good, but are made with ingredients that are healthy and produced in a sustainable environment. For $8, you can grab any of Burger Lounge’s premium burgers, ranging from the 100% Single Source Grass-Fed Beef Lounge Burger to their Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger–which is one of the best veggie burgers in town! BONUS: Dining with a friend? Split Burger Lounge’s “1/2 and 1/2” ($5.99) –half fries, half onion rings–perfect for two.

These La Jolla lunch deals will please your tastebuds and your wallet, so make sure to check one of them out on your next lunch break!


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Allie Gallegos

Allie Gallegos

Allie Gallegos is a summer intern at La Jolla Blue Book and currently attends Emory University as an undergraduate student studying Creative Writing. Allie was born in New Mexico and moved to California at a young age and has since come to call La Jolla home. She enjoys writing about art, food, and the local happenings of La Jolla and the greater San Diego area.

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