Ten Best Lunch Spots in Broward County

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Breakfast is supposedly the most important meal of the day.

Dinner -- and the accompanying wine -- is for relieving workplace agitation.

Lunch, on the other hand, is pretty much forgotten.

With most of us inhaling who-knows-what garbage without even leaving our desks, it's like the redheaded stepchild of most Americans' meal plan.

In much of the world, our habits are considered a tragedy. Lunch is not just a form of cheap fuel; it's an experience, something to be savored and enjoyed while taking a break from the craziness.

As appealing as a long, drawn-out siesta may sound, for most of us, that's not an option. But that's still no excuse for not taking an opportunity to relax and eat something other than instant ramen. Even a quick trip to a takeout joint can help to ease the workday stress.

Whether you're into meat-filled indulgences, exotic dishes, or something just light and fresh, we've compiled a list of the ten best workday-appropriate lunches in Broward County.

See Also: Ten Best Suburban Restaurants in Broward

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10. Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Restaurant
We love the DIY nature of an all-you-can-eat buffet; however, we don't care for the meat sweats that take over after leaving the place -- not good for business. At Woodlands, you'll find all the options, all the ease, and none of the meat. But what this vegetarian spot lacks in animal fat, it gains in pungency. It specializes in South Indian delicacies that are not easy to find. There's vada, fried lentil doughnuts dipped in sambar or rasam; bonda dumplings made of lentil or potato; uthappam pancakes topped with chilies and potatoes; and massive dosai -- rolled-up crepes larger than your forearm and stuffed with all sorts of delicious veggies. And don't forget the curries. After a lunch here, you'll be convinced you'll never need to eat flesh again -- maybe.

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9. Blue Willy's Barbecue Market
Then again, maybe you don't mind the meat sweats. Hailed as one of the best barbecue joints in all of South Florida, this butcher-shop place gets crazy at midday. Hordes of meat freaks are looking to dig in to owner Will Bank's slow-roasted goodies. (Hint: Arrive early.) You'll see doctors in scrubs noshing Texas-style brisket -- we're assuming no cardiologists-- attorneys in power suits grubbing on Carolina-styled pulled pork, and construction workers inhaling spare ribs. All of which sit elbow to elbow at communal tables, absolutely silent. You know you've found something spectacular to garner such a wide-ranging crowd. It's called smoked meat.

Location Info

Kuluck Persian Restaurant & Lounge

5879 N. University Drive, Tamarac, FL

Category: Music

Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

1040 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bravo! Gourmet Sandwich Shop

2925 NE 6th Ave., Wilton Manors, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mustard Seed Bistro and Market

256 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL

Category: Restaurant

LaSpada's Original Hoagies

2645 S. University Drive, Davie, FL

Category: Restaurant

Eten Food Co.

1404 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fresh First

1637 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blue Willy's Barbecue Market

1386 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Please note: Blue Willy's is located next to a parking nazi so parking may be a challenge

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David Lam
David Lam

Don't even need to read this. Top ten should all be bru's room amirite? Josh Loewenstein Ogden Clark III Brendan Gleason

Tom Brew
Tom Brew

Jeez, haven't been to any of those except LaSpada's

Lauren Denenberg
Lauren Denenberg

We'll have to check it out I've never heard of this place thanks !

Shastrie Siew
Shastrie Siew

Kevin Harris Lauren Denenberg #8 might be a good spot for you guys to check out.

Kelly Coulson
Kelly Coulson

And just like that I know where I'm going for lunch - Myapapaya here I come!

Rachel Tabacnic
Rachel Tabacnic

Lots of gluten free options! Too bad none are close to the office.

arianneglassman
arianneglassman

Great list but you forgot all the wonderful restaurants along A1A - can't beat a FREE ocean view and sea breeze - it's like a mini vacation in the middle of the day. 

Tsukuro and Spazio offer complimentary parking too with a printable voucher from http://woobox.com/zfukjm 

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