Get a Taste of the Caribbean in the Middle of Brooklyn
If you had any guts, you'd get the habanero turkey sandwich. For $5.50, you'll get a sandwich that's bigger than your head -- complete with homemade aioli and melted provolone. It's open from 11am to 9pm Monday through Friday, but try to sneak out early during lunch hours before the place gets jam-packed.
Didn't know antelope could make for a tasty burger? Now you know. The Broken Arrow Antelope Burger is the perfect lunch for those of us who need something to brag about.
Bad breath be damned -- order the pate sandwich and a cup of French onion soup for only $7.50. Served on a baguette, with tomatoes, cucumbers, and cilantro, it won't disappoint you, but it might disturb some coworkers during your afternoon meetings.
The only bar in SA with the Longhorn Network in 2011, Tycoon Flats has been a refuge for disgruntled Longhorns ever since. If you can look past the depressed fanbase littering the establishment, check out the burgers for lunch. The Ize Box Jalapeño Bacon Burger comes with jalapeños, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, and a side of fries.
Alamo Heights (& Stone Oak)
It's a mystery how Thundercloud makes such delectable bread, but the sandwich contents are also impressive. The weekly specials will have you spinning; most large sandwiches will only cost you about $4. Order an egg salad sandwich with a bag of sour cream & onion Onion Lay's, and put the chips inside the sandwich for crunch.
Lunch isn't just sandwiches, people. Schilo's has plenty of good ones, but its best lunchtime option is split pea soup with a heavy dose of wurst. For $6.15, it won't break the bank either.
A manifesto could be written about the sweet potato fries with Sirachu mayo. They're crispy and hot and become extraterrestrial when dipped in the mayo. The Cove is also an ideal lunch spot because of its square footage. There's almost always ample seating, and service is consistently quick.
MacArthur Park (& Med Center)
If a sandwich is labeled "serious" on the menu, it shouldn't be overlooked. The Serious Sandwich at Zito's comes whole or halved. The whole portion is designed for two people to share, but when has that stopped hardworking Americans from trying something dangerously stupid? The sandwich comes with salami, two types of ham, chopped black olives, onions, tomatoes, and provolone. It's really good, too.