10 Places to Get Lunch for Under $10 in Cedar Rapids Feature Image

On your lunch break and looking for a quick, affordable lunch in Cedar Rapids? Look no further than this handy guide for lunch spots where you can eat for under $10 a person. Whether you’re craving something simple like a hot dog or something healthier like a salad, there’s something for everyone.


1. Visit Crisp Cedar Rapids in the Newbo City Market for a fresh salad or sandwich. You can build-your-own sandwich or salad, or order off their drool-worthy salad menu. The Crazy Goat is filled with spinach, goat cheese, apples, craisins, walnuts, dijon mustard and vinaigrette.

Crisp Cedar Rapids
1100 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401


2. Craving something fried and crispy? Head to the Irish Democrat and order the chicken fingers… whole white meat chicken breasts that are hand battered, lightly fried and served with honey mustard. Eating with a friend? Add the cheese wontons to your order and share both. You won’t regret it!

Irish Democrat
3207 1st Ave SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402


3. You don’t have to compromise on your ‘za toppings for lunch. Order your own personal sized pizza… up to 5 toppings for less than $10!

Need Pizza
207 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


4. Get soup, salad or both for under $10. Choose from one of their classic or signature sandwiches or create your own.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
5070 Lindale Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


5. Have you tried the Flying Wienie? Go with the classic Chicago dog, topped with mustard, dill spears, onion, tomatoes, relish, sports pepper and celery salt.

The Flying Wienie
103 8th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


6. Craving something Cuban? Head to The Lost Cuban and order a Cuban sandwich, pressed and filled with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread for only $8.

The Lost Cuban
209 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


7. Fill your belly with a delicious burrito from El Super Burrito for under $10. Grab a treat for later from Lupita’s Bakery!

El Super Burrito & Lupita’s Bakery
3300 Johnson Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405


8. If you’re downtown and need a quick, affordable bite to eat, head to Blue Strawberry. Choose from their wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and more.

Blue Strawberry
118 2nd St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401


9. Looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine? Enjoy Pho and other specialties for under $10.

Phong Lan Vietnamese Restaurant
216 8th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401


10. If classic burgers, chicken sandwiches and pork tenderloins are up your alley, visit Kickstand where you can get a sandwich or wrap for under $10.

203 16th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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