If you’re looking for something that’s not your standard run of the mill Chili’s that’s quick, in the right price range, and represents the best that Wilmington, NC has to offer, you’ve come to the right list. These top local picks offer a variety of dining options that cover a range of dietary needs and preferences. Find a favorite to frequent, or try them all! You’ll be looking forward to work for a chance to take your lunch at one of these restaurants.
You wouldn’t believe it at first, but the Tandoori Bites building was actually converted from a fast food joint! Today it is a beautifully-decorated Indian buffet, open for lunch or dinner. This place is perfect for a quick, quiet lunch meeting. The offer impeccable service, reasonable, prices, and of course a delicious variety of authentic Indian cuisine. Hold your next business meeting at Tandoori Bites if you’re in the mood for something outside of the standard lunch fare.
9 Bakery and Lounge (pictured)
If you’re hosting a business guest from out of town and want to give them a taste of Wilmington’s downtown atmosphere, take them to 9 Bakery and Lounge. Available for lunch or brunch, 9 Bakery and Lounge offers a little bit of everything, from pulled pork to fresh daily soups in a bread bowl, not to mention their amazing bakery items. With very reasonable lunch menu prices, it won’t be hard for you to make excuses to keep coming back to this place. No time for lunch? Their superb coffee from Folk’s Café can be paired with their amazing donut selections makes 9 Bakery and Lounge the perfect option for a quick, yet enjoyable, coffee meetup.
Bonus: This restaurant has great WiFi, too!
Chances are, if you’ve tried to get a table for dinner at Indochine, you’ve been told there’s a wait. Once you get in, however, you know the wait is more than worth it. Offering a mix of Asian cuisine, namely Thai and Vietnamese, Indochine has an extensive menu that is sure to contain something that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. Beautifully decorated, Indochine has an upscale feel with a casual atmosphere. Dinners can turn into events at Indochine, but service is relatively quick during lunch, and the lunch menu offers reasonable prices for decent portions.
Epic Food Co.
The description is in the name. Located on Military Cutoff Road, Epic Food Co. is a great pick for those concerned with choosing healthy lunch options. Many of their menu items are gluten free and offer fresh, organic ingredients. Epic Food Co. is pretty busy during lunch hours, but the service is quick and the food is delicious. The lunch menu contains Asian and Pacific-inspired foods, including a Thai wrap, Hawaiian salad, and Taj noodle bowl, or build your own lunch masterpiece with your choice of meats, veggies, and sauces.
Lunch meetings are just one way to build business relationships. Check out our post on how to network at the office. After enjoying such amazing meals for your lunch break, it’s great to return to the friendly, casual atmosphere you’ll find at Coworx. Our locations are convenient to plenty of great restaurants for your next lunch meeting.