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The 9 Best Lunch Spots In Columbia

Updated: December 10, 2021

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Columbia lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Columbia. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

Find the perfect spot

Taqueria La Patrona

Food Truck, ColumbiaFood TruckColumbia
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Bon Fresco

French, $, ColumbiaFrench, $Columbia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Anegada Delights

Caribbean, ColumbiaCaribbeanColumbia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Urban Hot Pot

Chinese, ColumbiaChineseColumbia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Akira Ramen & Izakaya

Asian, $$, ColumbiaAsian, $$Columbia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Grille Chick'n Pollo

Latin, $, ColumbiaLatin, $Columbia
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Flavors of India

Indian, $$, ColumbiaIndian, $$Columbia
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.0

PLNT Burger

American, ColumbiaAmericanColumbia
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

Great Harvest Bread Company

Bakery, $$, ColumbiaBakery, $$Columbia
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 5440 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Columbia and 127 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Bon Fresco, Urban Hot Pot, and Nalley Fresh are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Columbia.

Chop Chop Salad, Cazbar, and Mission BBQ are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Columbia.

Chop Chop Salad, Cazbar, and Mission BBQ are lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Columbia.

Chop Chop Salad, Cazbar, and Anegada Delights are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Columbia.

Chop Chop Salad, Cazbar, and Mission BBQ are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in Columbia.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for banh mi

    Experts often pair banh mi with a glass of Mangose, a popular beer.

  • Pair Kabinett with banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Kabinett complements the dish as it cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi

    Experts recommend pairing banh mi with a glass of fresh and clean Cilantro Chile Cooler, a cocktail that cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The go-to pairing

    Surely you’ve tried The Arnold Palmer Cocktail with your Southern barbecue? It’s a classic pairing.

  • 47 burritos of burrito, please!

    Joey Chestnut knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 47 burritos in a limited time,setting a world record in the process!

  • A day about taco

    Ever heard of National Tacos Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on October October!

Parking information

Finding parking in Columbia can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. We’ve partnered with SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system to help make finding parking in Columbia quick and easy.

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