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The 7 Best Lunch Spots In Bakersfield

Updated: July 5, 2022

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Bakersfield lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Bakersfield’s best lunches. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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Pita Paradise

Food Truck, $, DowntownFood Truck, $Bakersfield, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in downtown Bakersfield

    Hoodline, 2019

ReMix Asian Kitchen & Ramen

Hawaiian, $$, CSU BakersfieldHawaiian, $$Bakersfield, CSU Bakersfield
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Bakersfield's CSU Bakersfield neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Locale Farm to Table Eatery

New American, $$, DowntownNew American, $$Bakersfield, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in downtown Bakersfield

    Hoodline, 2019

Tacos El Colima

Food Truck, Oleander SunsetFood TruckBakersfield, Oleander Sunset
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Saigon Bento

Vietnamese, $$, BakersfieldVietnamese, $$Bakersfield
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Pyrenees French Bakery

Bakery, $, BakersfieldBakery, $Bakersfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Ricos Tacos

Food Truck, BakersfieldFood TruckBakersfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 2074 spots across Bakersfield, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 89 lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 top spots in downtown Bakersfield and Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Bakersfield's CSU Bakersfield neighborhood. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

The highest-rated places in Bakersfield for lunch and cocktails are Horse in the Alley, New Vintage Bar & Grill, and Panchitos Restaurant.

Better Bowls, PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, and ReMix Asian Kitchen & Ramen are lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Bakersfield.

JIN Sushi- Downtown, Horse in the Alley, and Umi Sushi & Sake are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in Bakersfield.

Better Bowls, PorkChop & Bubba's BBQ, and ReMix Asian Kitchen & Ramen are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Bakersfield.

Better Bowls, Locale Farm to Table Eatery, and Kelly's Tandoori Grill are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Bakersfield.

Drink pairing tips

  • A great drink pairing for banh mi

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • A next-level pairing for Muscat de Alexandria

    Experts recommend pairing a banh mi with a glass of Muscat de Alexandria, a popular white wine.

  • Mangose and banh mi


    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Interesting facts

  • United Kingdom's National Dim Sum Week

    Do you like dim sum enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that June National Dim Sum Week is National Dim Sum Week.

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    Does $2,584 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive curry will cost you at Bombay Brasserie.

  • A big feat in 2012

    What happened in September of 2012 you ask? A giant hamburger was made which weighed 2,014 pounds!

Parking tips

Parking in Bakersfield can be a challenge. Finding parking doesn’t have to be a hassle any longer. Our partners at SpotHero offer a great digital parking reservation service, so you getting a parking spot is quick and easy.

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