Quick bites under $10 in Ann Arbor

By Meredith Bruckner - Community News Producer

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.

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

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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.

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

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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).

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.

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.

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


  • 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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