Best Lunch Spots In Arlington

Best Lunch Spots In Arlington

Home to many of DC’s young professionals, Arlington—a bustling center for commerce located just minutes from the district—is a foodie haven that is nothing to scoff at, especially when lunchtime rolls around. Like clockwork each day, business men and women flood the streets in search of the perfect meal to satisfy their mid-day cravings. Catering to every pallet, Arlington’s wide variety of delis, ethnic eateries, national favorites, and family owned eating establishments are sure to keep you coming back for more. With so many options, choosing where to eat can be overwhelming… that’s where we come in. Our list of top 5 lunch spots in Arlington breaks it down and makes the choice simple — cue stomach rumbles.

1. Rosslyn Coffee & Deli – 1101 Wilson Blvd.
If it is a sandwich you are craving, look no further than Rosslyn Coffee & Deli. A family-run business that prides itself on using fresh, quality ingredients, the deli counter’s selection of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses will not disappoint. While you are waiting for your sandwich to be prepared, check out the store’s surprisingly vast bottled beer selection or enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Looking for a recommendation? Topped with avocado and honey mustard, the grilled chicken focaccia sandwich is not to be missed.

2.  El Pollo Rico – 932 N Kenmore St.

Serving up authentic Latin American fare, El Pollo Rico is a favorite among locals who flock during lunch for the juicy, charcoal-broiled chicken. Translated to mean “the rich chicken,” El Pollo Rico’s robust flavors and fall off the bone tenderness are what make it a top destination. Sticking to the basics, El Pollo Rico maintains a small menu.  However, as evidenced by the long (but quick moving) lines and rows of chickens rotating on the rotisserie behind the counter, one thing is clear… chicken is king at El Pollo Rico.

3. Pupatella – 5104 Wilson Blvd.
A Neapolitan pizzeria that has been featured on numerous top pizza lists including The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas in America, the thin crust pies at Pupatella are as authentic as they come. With a tendency to melt in your mouth, there is not a single combination we have tried that hasn’t been off the charts. At Pupatella, you simply can’t go wrong.

4. Astor Mediterranean – 2300 N Pershing Dr.
When it comes to traditional Mediterranean cuisine, Astor has got it down. From gyros to kebabs, the menu’s wide variety of authentic fare makes it difficult to decide. Offering your choice of classic Mediterranean side dishes with most entrées, we promise that you won’t leave hungry. Dine in and take advantage of outdoor seating on Astor’s patio. Or, if you’re in a rush, check out the online ordering option to ensure quick service.

5. Northside Social – 3211 Wilson Blvd.
The casual ambiance of this two-story coffee house makes it the perfect place to grab a quick bite. Aside from its wide selection of baked goods (including chocolate chip pretzel cookies) and coffee based beverages, Northside Social also boasts a wine bar, free Wi-Fi, and sandwiches that are not to be missed. We can never decide between the Amish chicken salad and the French grilled cheese, so we recommending bringing a friend and sharing!

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