Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overly tight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort-inspired lunch fare at Lunchboxeats.
The food slingers at Lunchboxeats dish out a menu of sandwiches and meaty entrees cleverly bestowed with school-inspired names and served on cafeteria-style trays. The Third Period Smoking Birds sandwich ($8.95) rebelliously stacks chicken, tender duck meat, and slow-smoked Cajun turkey between slices of slaw-slathered wheat bread for a nostalgic taste invoking fond memories of cutting class and curing poultry in the school parking lot. Otherwise, hang a fang on the homemade chicken-and-waffles sandwich ($7.95) or the Broken Rib Bones, a red-wine-braised xylophone of beef short ribs nestled within a crispy—and sadly unsigned— cast of grilled cheese, veggies, and gravy ($10.95).
Located directly south of the FedExForum, Lunchboxeats dishes out hot lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The beige-brick storefront includes a fenced-in patio perfect for keeping lunch-stealing bullies and Olympian-level food fighters at bay.
288 S Fourth St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38126Get Directions