Oct 18, 2022 - Food and Drink

4 places to grab lunch under $12 in Atlanta

A side by side of photos of sandwiches — one a ham sandwich with a pickle, the other a banh mi — in baskets with red-and-white checkered wax paper

Photos: Andrew Thomas Lee/Courtesy of Victory

POV: You're trying to find a place to eat a nice, cheap lunch. We've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $12 or less.

Hankook Taqueria

What's on the menu: Traditional Korean dishes served Mexican-style — and which will keep you coming back — are at Hankook Taqueria.

  • Cost: Two tacos and fries combo ($10), burrito ($10), taco bowl ($10), plain kimchi fries ($9)
  • Address: 1341 Collier Rd. NW.
  • Hours: 11am-3pm Monday, 11am-9pm Tuesday-Saturday

Victory Sandwich

What's on the menu: An Atlanta staple since 2011, Victory serves sandwiches, salad, snacks, coffee and various boozy beverages.

  • Cost: Sandwiches ($5), salad ($6), ramen ($3.50)
  • Details: See all Victory Sandwich hours and locations here.


What's on the menu: Gusto serves a Tex-Mex style bowl of veggies and/or rice and chicken, shrimp, or tofu with various sauces.

  • Cost: Each bowl is $7.95 with an additional cost to add protein.
  • Details: See all Gusto hours and locations here.
A person pours sauce on a dish of salad, rice, cabbage and more toppings with BBQ chips in the background and a cup reading "Gusto"
Photo: Courtesy of Gusto


What's on the menu: Ponce has changed over the years but Eats — founded in 1993 — remains an Atlanta original. The low-key restaurant serves homestyle dishes like turkey meatloaf, barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, broccoli casserole and their famous jerk chicken.

  • Cost: Any meat, black beans, rice and cornbread ($9.50), pasta dishes (starting at $10)
  • Address: 600 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE.
  • Hours: 12-8pm daily, closed Tuesdays

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