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Quick bites under $10 in Ann Arbor

There are plenty of spots in Ann Arbor to grab something fast and not sacrifice on quality
There are plenty of spots in Ann Arbor to grab something fast and not sacrifice on quality

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Have 30 minutes free and want to grab a quality lunch but don't want to break the bank? Here's a guide to some of the best quick eats Ann Arbor has to offer.

Frita Batidos

A self-described Cuban inspired street food joint, you shouldn't be surprised if you come at lunch or dinner time and there's a line out the door. Known for their fritas, traditional Cuban burgers, a single costs $8.50 and comes with their shoestring fries.

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The Cuban-inspired spot offers a quick bite with lots of flavor (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

Another popular quick bite is what they call 'The Best Snack Ever' (pictured above). Don't let its size fool you. This snack is pretty filling. At $7, It's comprised of layers of coconut ginger rice, black beans, melted Muenster cheese and cilantro lime salsa.

Where: 117 W. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

See their full menu.

For more information, visit their website.

Smoke's Poutinerie

If you're not familiar with poutine, it's a dish that originated in Quebec and is popular across Canada and some northern U.S. states. It's made of fries, cheese curds and gravy, and it's categorization as a quick bite is subjective. If you're the healthy eating type, then you may want to skip this one.

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Poutine is a delicious French Canadian street food (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

Smoke's is a Canadian chain that is trying to change the face of traditional poutine. They offer a huge variety, including Jerk Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak and Veggie Nacho. If you are stopping in for lunch, they have a special $7 meal deal 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Where: 1300 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

See their full menu.

For more information, visit their website.

People's Food Co-Op

Not only is the Co-Op in Kerrytown home to Cafe Verde, it also features a hot bar, a salad bar, and pre-made salads and sandwiches to go. It's overall pretty healthy, and they also have some vegan-friendly options (including cupcakes that their staff say are more popular than the ones made with real butter).

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The People's Food Co-Op is known for its baked goods (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

Their sandwiches and salads are super easy to grab on the go and most are under $10. On Wednesdays, Co-Op members get a 10 percent discount.

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The Co-Op offers fresh, healthy quick bites at an affordable price (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

Where: 216 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Check out their monthly food bar menu.

Learn how to become a member here

Read more about what the Co-Op is and what they do here.

No Thai!

If you're in the mood for Thai food in a pinch, this is the place for you. There are a few chains around town, and most dishes average $9.50. They serve classics Pad Thai, Pad Seeyu, and Green Curry rice. Another plus? They deliver.

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No Thai! offers fast, authentic and tasty dishes from four Ann Arbor locations

Where: 

  • 2276 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • 1300 S. University Ave. Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • 226 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • 1745 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

See their full menu here.

For more information, visit their website.

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