Remember when Rachel Ray would try to eat in a city for only $40 a day? We’re here to help you replicate that in Sandy Springs! We’ve created a list of affordable restaurants in Sandy Springs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to help you map out the perfect budget-friendly dining plan. However, keep in mind that food prices are fluctuating, so double check the final price at each location before ordering.
Start your day off right by grabbing a ham and cheese croissant with a café con leche for under $8 from this adorable tiny house. Cubanos ATL is a quick breakfast spot will leave you full and well caffeinated. Make sure to visit again during lunch to enjoy the Cuban sandwiches and the flan!
Every city needs a stellar bagel shop, and Sandy Springs is lucky enough to have several. City Bagel is one of the more wallet-friendly breakfast options around, but the lower price does not mean low quality. You are still sure to love their handcrafted bagels and pastries! Bagels with a cream cheese schmear are around $4.
Sandy Springs Diner
This local diner has a giant menu and serves breakfast all day! The most filling menu option might be the Sandy Springs Diner Breakfast Special for $11.95. It includes two eggs any style, two pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, toast or biscuit.
Apron and Ladle
Apron and Ladle is a favorite amongst locals for both breakfast and lunch. They are known for southern staples like grits, fried chicken, and biscuits. If you are looking for something small and fast, order a five piece of biscuit bites with fresh preserves for only $4.
Just Love Coffee Café
This cozy and colorful coffee show serves a fun menu with a wide variety of sweet and savory waffle dishes. For only $6.95, you can enjoy Just Love Coffee Cafe's breakfast slider with egg, pepperjack cheese, and your choice of sausage or bacon sandwiched between two traditional waffles. Add on a house coffee for only $2.60, and you’re ready to start your day for only $10.
Samad Mediterranean Grill
Grab a Mediterranean-style wrap from this family operated restaurant on the north end of Sandy Springs. Samad's $8 lunch special also comes with fries and a drink, and you can add on a salad for just a few dollars more. May we suggest getting the gyro and beet salad?
This spot has been named as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Atlanta area by Atlanta Eats. If you’re in the mood for a filling and affordable lunch, check out Canton Cooks’ lunch combination plates. They include your choice of entrée, an egg roll, a chicken wing, fried rice and egg drop, wonton, or hot and sour soup for $7.50- $8.70.
Breadwinner Café & Bakery
It’s hard to make it out of this sandwich shop without buying everything in sight, including their famous sweet breads. But if you’re trying to stick to a budget, consider getting Breadwinner's lunch trio for $12.99. You can try half of one of their sandwiches, a cup of soup, and either a side or a salad.
BBQ lovers won’t want to miss this spot, which is a fan favorite amongst the local community. You can get a Jumbo BBQ sandwich special that comes with two side items and a drink for $11.29. Guests also love Slope's collard greens, coleslaw and house made pork rinds.
Las Tortas Locas
Las Tortas Locas is known for their Mexican style sandwiches, which come with a variety of toppings and are mostly under $12. Las Torta Locas also has several lunch specials that include taquitos, nachos, tacos, burritos, and salads all for around $12 each.
Gruby’s NY Style Deli
Gruby’s serves up authentic New York sandwiches with fun names like The Broadway and The Park Avenue. However the best deal might be the Gruby Burger with fries, slaw, and a pickle for $12.99
After a big breakfast and lunch, visit Loving Hut for a plant-forward meal. Have a vegan burrito or burger for only $7.50 each! For more of a splurge, order their kale salad for $12. Other affordable options include their vegetable stir fry for $10.95 and their sesame peanut noodles for $11.95.
Local Expedition Wood Fired Grill
Local Expedition is a fast and casual eatery serving American food with a global twist and locally grown ingredients. It’s variety of fresh ingredients makes it a perfect spot for a wide range of diets. You can enjoy a wrap with your choice of protein and a mini side for $10.49.
Napoli NY Pizza
Napoli is a casual but beloved neighborhood pizza place. Grab a couple of slices of pizza for $4.50 each or splurge a little for a calzone for $14 at Napoli. Make sure to grab a $1 cookie too!
Clay’s Sports Café
An Atlanta area staple since 1991, Clay’s Sports Café is known for having some of the best wings around town. They have a large menu of American sport bar eats at affordable prices. You can enjoy a variety of sandwiches for under $10 each. You can also score a chicken quesadilla for just $8.99.
Roasters is a laid-back restaurant known for their chicken. Guests can enjoy a chicken finger platter with two sides for just $13.00, which makes for a filling dinner. Other affordable options include their rotisserie chicken plate and their BBQ pork plate. You can also get a three veggie plate for just $8!