10 meals for $10 or less

Tostadas with beef and a side of refried beans and Mexican rice, at Loco's Tex-Mex Grille, July 31, 2018. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE, NABJ Monitor


NABJ Monitor

DETROIT —You’ve arrived at the hotel, checked in and are ready to get this conference week started. Now, it’s time to eat. Here’s a list of restaurants within walking distance of the conference, where you can get a decent meal for under 10 bucks.

Lunchtime Global

660 Woodward Ave. No. 110


For sandwich lovers, Lunchtime Global is the spot for all your deli favorites. Grab a half for $5.49 or a whole for $7.25. Add chips and a drink for a little extra.

Dime Store

719 Griswold St. No. 180


At the Dime Store, you can find all your breakfast food needs with yogurt, oatmeal and French toast. Build your own omelet starting at $7.50 or order a side of bacon and house potatoes for as low as $5.50.

POP + OffWorld Arcade

128 Cadillac Square


Look no further than POP + OffWorld Arcade for pizza, spirits and arcade games. At this modern eatery with an urban feel, you can create your own pizza for as low as $8.50 and play your favorite throwback arcade games.

Niki’s Pizza

735 Beaubien St.


Splurge on something good when you grab a large pizza for you and your conference buddies. If you’re looking for something more, try one of the gyros, wraps or sandwiches for $6.95–$9.95.

Nathan’s Deli
581 E. Jefferson Ave.

Nathan’s brags that it is a local, female-owned deli. The menu features more than 40 sandwiches and burgers, most of them at less than $10. All sandwiches come with a pickle and choice of bread.

Loco’s Tex-Mex Grille
454 E. Lafayette Blvd.

In this vibrant and colorful restaurant, diners can enjoy authentic Tex-Mex decor and food without heading south of the border. For $10, rice, refried beans and two crispy tostadas filled with beef or chicken, beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream are sure to fill you up.

Ham Shop Cafe
330 Monroe St.

Burgers have been the backbone of American food culture for years. Plus, it’s Detroit Burger Week through Aug. 5. You can get a double cheeseburger, fries and a drink for $6.95 out the door, and a New York steak dinner for $5.95. Also check out the breakfast specials.

Minnie’s Rhythm Cafe
546 E. Larned St.

Craving something savory, creamy and close to a home-cooked meal? Try Minnie’s Cafe. For under $10, diners can enjoy four whole wings and a side. Try the macaroni and cheese.

Sweetwater Tavern
400 E. Congress St.

This pub-style restaurant was voted as “Best in Detroit” for wings by the Detroit Free Press in 2017. The wings are savory, fried just right and has a thick sauce that doesn’t leave a mess. For $10, you can enjoy five wings and fries for $8.95.

Go! Sy Thai
1226 Griswold St.

For the low price of $9.99, the Lunch Box special offers one large plate, a fountain drink and a spring roll. The plate comes with your choice of protein and a side of fried rice. Options include chicken, beef, steam tofu, fried tofu or veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, baby corn, pea pods and water chestnuts.

A slice of pepperoni pizza at Pop + Offworld Arcade (CQ) in Detroit, July 31, 2018.

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