Whether you are looking to grab lunch on-the-go or sit for a quick bite, these are the buzzworthy spots in the downtown dining scene.
If you haven’t tried Peruvian chicken, then you are missing out. Carali’s uses a charcoal rotisserie and a unique blend of spices that creates mouthwatering flavor. You can order your chicken in wholes, halves or quarters. The ¼ chicken with green beans and yuca fries are a lunch favorite. Although the chicken doesn’t need it, don’t forget to try the Aji Amarillo sauce. It’s made from a mild yellow Peruvian pepper and goes with everything. The Chaufa rice is fried rice with pulled rotisserie chicken with bacon, green onions, red peppers, egg, and Peruvian soy sauce is the perfect to-go lunch.
211 S. 5th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 | 502.654.7131 | www.caralischicken.com
Mexa Tacos has a brand new location in downtown Louisville and is quickly becoming a lunch favorite. The new site is across from the Kentucky Convention Center on West Market Street. Inspired by the various ways steak tacos are prepared in different regions of Mexico, this menu has several options to stimulate your taste buds. The Fajita taco packed in delicious flavors on a flour tortilla covered in sirloin, grilled onions, yellow peppers, glazed cheese, and avocado. For cheese lovers, try the crunch cheese taco as the sirloin gets wrapped up in melted cheese. For fun, at small amounts of the habanero sauce to your tacos. The sauce adds flavor but be warned as it also brings a whole lot of heat. You can grab tacos to-go, sit inside, or even grab a quick bite out on their sidewalk patio space.
305 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 | 502.822.3232 | www.mexatacos.com
Offering an alternative to burgers and sandwiches, Green District chops up a quick, delicious and healthy lunch. Their menu has 11 signature salads to choose from including favorites like the What About Cobb that includes chicken, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, hard-boiled egg, grape tomatoes, and diced avocado with romaine lettuce and balsamic vinaigrette. Or spice things up with the Thai One On featuring chicken or shrimp, red cabbage, carrots, edamame, cucumbers, pickled jalapenos and green onions topped with peanuts, chow mein noodles, and a drizzle of Sriracha mixed with Thai Ginger dressing. You can customize or build your salad. With almost 50 different ingredients and toppings and 15 salad dressings, there is something for everyone's palette.
225 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40202 | 502.409.5293 | www.gdsalads.com