10Best Lunch Spots in Reno: Downtown, Midtown and Beyond

Reno has a surprisingly varied selection of lunch spots that offer great menus and specials. The best thing? Lunch in the Biggest Little City is very affordable. For less than $10 you can fill up on everything from Indian and Thai food to vegetarian and East Coast wood fired pizza. Some of the best specials in town include the lunch buffet at India Kabab in Midtown or the lunch menu at Bangkok Cuisine just down the street. Other specials in the area can be had at the Stone House Cafe (with their beautiful garden) or at Great Full Gardens next to Downtown. If you want to keep it meatless, try Laughing Planet Cafe in Midtown Reno. Their Paleo and Thai Bowls include tofu and brown rice with flavorful sauces. For business lunches Midtown Eats offers elegant little lunch plates and Dish Cafe & Catering just outside of Downtown also has some great desserts.


Bab is a traditional dish that means "meal" or "rice" in Korean. This contemporary and popular lunch spot in the Downtown area serves a healthy version of the rice bowl. Choose from Bibim-bab, a bowl of rice or noodles topped with vegetables,...  Read More

Southwest Reno

What really makes Reno's The Stone House stand out is their beautiful outdoor dining space and historical stone building, but this place is still for casual dining. The family run restaurant features fresh ingredients and every soup and sauce is...  Read More

Southwest Reno

Twisted Fork in South Reno puts a spin on farm fresh cuisine. The restaurant's decor is borrowed from France, but the food has both a European and American flair. The lunch and dinner menu offer small (and shareable) plates like Kurobuta Pork...  Read More

An elegant and classic Thai decor will welcome you to this local favorite. This family run restaurant in Midtown serves authentic and delicious Thai food. They have the classics like Pad Thai and some excellent red, yell and green curry dishes....  Read More

Miguel's has been a central part of downtown Reno for decades. The fresh, classic Mexican dishes are delicious with just a right amount of heat and spice and the decor is warm and inspired by central Mexico. The margaritas are great and they...  Read More

Another one of Reno's all-you-can-eat sushi ($25 for dinner) spots stands out for both its location and Hawaii themed menu. This fun and lively sushi bar and restaurant is located right on the Truckee River downtown and features fresh nigiri and...  Read More

This little place in Midtown, just south of downtown, serves up salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and tacos during lunch and items such as Steak and Frite, Berkshire Pork Belly and Duck Confit during dinner. Their Sunday Brunch has Brioche...  Read More

India Kabab and Curry has become one of the most popular places for lunch in Reno. It's located just a few miles from downtown in the Midown area on Virginia Street. Their lunch buffet special is priced at $7.95 and their dinner menu items cost...  Read More

Laughing Planet Cafe is a small regional chain that brings healthful, organic and sustainable food to the Midtown Reno area. Laughing Planet's menu is chock full of fresh vegetables in global dishes like their spicy Thai Bowl ($8), Cuban Bowl...  Read More

Great Full Gardens Cafe & Eatery in MidTown Reno offers a casual and healthful menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a full coffee, beer and wine menu. The restaurant features items from local farms, vendors and their own greenhouse. The...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina