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Category: Five buck lunch

June
25th

Five-buck lunch: Great sandwich find at Gyro Zone

Gyro Zone is a great stop for a five-buck lunch. The restaurant is in University Place.
Gyro Zone is a great stop for a five-buck lunch. The restaurant is in University Place.

Cheap, filling, no more than five bucks. That’s my must-have list for a weekday lunch. Today’s quest for a good deal took me to Gyro Zone, a casual cafe in University Place that will celebrate its first year of business July 20. Read more »

May
27th

Five-buck lunch – Marvel Food and Deli in Parkland

A baked cabbage piroshky is 99 cents at Marvel Food and Deli in Parkland.
A baked cabbage piroshky is 99 cents at Marvel Food and Deli in Parkland.

Cheap, filling, no more than five bucks. That’s my must-have list for a cheap weekday lunch. Today’s report took me to Marvel Food and Deli, a Parkland neighborhood grocery store and deli specializing in Eastern European ingredients and take-out food. Food finds of the day: Cabbage rolls and baked piroshky. Read more »

Feb.
25th

Five-buck lunch: Sushi Revolution in Tacoma

Splurge a little and get this roll for $3.50 at Sushi Revolution.
Splurge a little and get this spicy crunchy roll for $3.50 at Sushi Revolution.

Conveyor belt sushi at Tacoma’s Sushi Revolution yielded a dream scenario for a five-buck lunch.  Dozens of colorful plates filled with maki, nigiri and Japanese nibbles – priced $1-$3.50 – roamed around the belt and all a diner had to do was reach out a greedy little hand and pluck off a plate.  Consider kaiten sushi the fast-food option of the sushi world.  It’s not exactly refined, it lacks the complex flavors of, say, Gari of Sushi or the pristine plating of Sushi Tama or Fujiya, but conveyor belt sushi fills a universal need of daytime workers – lunch in 15 minutes for five bucks.

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