The article was updated in October 2020
Going out at lunch in town is a totally different experience from a relaxed long dinner. Whether you are going for a quick meal in your work break or having lunch with colleagues and potential business partners, the restaurants we featured in the article offer everyday special lunch menus.
Convenient with this type of meal is that everything is pre-prepared, waiting is minimal and even if you have a limited budget, you can get at least a two-level menu.
Freshly prepared dishes with seasonal products, a combination of traditional and modern cuisine - this sounds just like something we want to eat for lunch. Bistro Retro is a relatively new place in the heart of Kapana - Hristo Dyukmedzhiev Street, which quickly captivated us with the concept of the nostalgic past, but also with quality food. The chefs prepare a wide selection of salads, appetizers, main courses and desserts early every day, and their selection always includes a specialty that will make even the greatest foodies lick their fingers.
The prices are extremely affordable and really available for everyone - from big connoisseurs of tender meat to lovers to lovers of vegetarian offerings in the form of aromatic cream soups, vegetable meatballs and other appetizing dishes.
Our next favorite place would be convenient for those working in the area of the Thursday market. Every day Restaurant Memory Plovdiv prepares in its lunch menu several different dishes from the categories of starters, main dishes, desserts and daily offers. The bread is always freshly baked on the spot, and the sweet part - the perfect finish of every lunch.
We continue a few meters to the side where, in Salt and Pepper, chef Borukov always surprises us with one of the richest menus for lunch. New culinary specialties are prepared every week because here the choice is always fresh and hand-picked products. Prices are absolutely acceptable and it is no accident that the restaurant has become a favorite place for many foodies.
For those of you who prefer vegan cuisine, we highly recommend Veggic, which from Tuesday to Friday is always ready at exactly 12 o'clock with irresistible dishes. From recently, a sushi master comes to the place once a week, and prepares the specialty in different variants, so you can choose from several types of your preferred combination.
And if you go away from the center for a moment, we recommend that you look for Yudzen Polah where you can enjoy a delicious and freshly prepared lunch menu in several locations throughout the city every day from Monday to Friday. Prices are completely affordable and the portions are huge.
The advantage of the lunchtime menus is that they are reasonably priced and can be enjoyed in a refined and relaxed setting, without the atmosphere typical for breakfast and fast-food restaurants. They are becoming more and more popular among restaurants and are a great way to "escape" from the work environment for an hour and enjoy great flavors and aromas.