Fast-casual restaurants are having a moment in San Diego. These days, you can score anything from sushi burritos and poke bowls to stacked sandwiches and over-the-top fries for less than $10, and get them faster than you can ask, “What’s a sushi burrito?” To help keep your stomach full and your money in your pocket, we’ve rounded up a bunch of the best fast-casual lunches in San Diego. Look no further the next time you’re debating where to go to lunch that won’t take all afternoon.
A GIANT SANDWICH
This fast-casual spot in North Park has 15 sandwiches priced under $10 on the menu, ranging from homemade meatloaf to a lightly breaded fish sandwich, which means you’ll probably want/need to make at least a few return trips before you find your favorite. If you’re stumped, the chicken cutlet sandwich is a good place to start. It’s also huge, so it’s best to think of it as a quick lunch and dinner option.