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The 10 Best Lunch Spots Near Central West End, St. Louis

Updated: October 8, 2021

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Central West End! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Central West End. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

Find the perfect spot

Medina Grill

Mediterranean, $, Central West EndMediterranean, $St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Blk Mkt Eats

Asian, $$, Central West EndAsian, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Revoaked Sandwiches

American, Central West EndAmericanSt. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Yiro Gyro

Greek, $$, Central West EndGreek, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cocina Latina

Latin, $$, Central West EndLatin, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Wasabi Sushi Bar

Japanese, Central West EndJapaneseSt. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Pi Pizzeria - Central West End

Pizza, $$, Central West EndPizza, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Diablitos Cantina

Mexican, $$, Central West EndMexican, $$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

K and M Market

Covenant Blu-Grand CenterSt. Louis, Covenant Blu-Grand Center
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Sauce on the Side

Italian, $$, Forest Park SoutheastItalian, $$St. Louis, Forest Park Southeast
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 5278 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 147 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Riesling with banh mi

    The dry flavors in Riesling makes it a great white wine to pair with banh mi.

  • A next-level pairing for Muscat de Alexandria

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Muscat de Alexandria, a popular white wine.

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler with your banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • The longest baguette

    A little baguette never hurt anybody! The size of the longest baguette might surprise you, coming in at 400 feet! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • A delicious pairing

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea to complement the food’s fatty flavor with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • The original nachos

    Our favorite treat, the nachos, has its roots in Mexico. We can thank Ignacio Anaya for coming up with it too.

Parking information

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