Top 5 Fort Worth Lunch Spots: The Good, the Quick and the Yummy

The Bs enjoying lunch at Rodeo Goat

At Balcom, we love just one thing more than our jobs: FOOD. Bribe us with it. Give it to us for Christmas. Pay us with it (well, Toni our accounting manager might not approve). But really – we love food.

However, we’ve found that discovering that delectable and simultaneously convenient lunch spot is like spotting a jackalope in the wild; they’re considered mythical but we secretly always knew they existed.

So after much deliberation and taste testing, we’ve picked our top 5 Fort Worth lunch spots:

Chimy’s on Foch Street

  • Fulfills Tex-Mex cravings
  • Fast service/easy parking
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily accommodates large groups/fun atmosphere
  • Our order: Fried Fish Tacos or Chicken Fajita Nachos with everything from the toppings bar.

Benito’s on Magnolia Avenue

  • Yummy, no-fuss Mexican food
  • Super friendly and fast service/ample parking
  • Very inexpensive
  • Best guacamole around; welcoming and homey Fort Worth institution
  • Our order: Enchiladas and guacamole/chips.

Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia Avenue

  • Mouth-wateringly delicious global cuisine that haunts dreams
  • Best for smaller groups/finicky parking in lots/can get busy
  • Great prices on lunch menu – averages $10
  • Upscale cuisine available at a great price for a memorable lunch experience
  • Our order: Grilled Chicken sandwich or Grown-up Grilled Cheese with Gorgonzola fries ($1.50 more, but so worth it) and dessert of Lili’s Doughnuts & Coffee Ice Cream.

Rodeo Goat on Bledsoe (West 7th area)

  • Burgers are JUST SO GOOD
  • Not the fastest service/parking lot can fill up, street parking is available
  • Reasonably priced – burgers average $9
  • Go early to beat crowd; not great if on a time constraint; burgers are some of the best around
  • Our order: Sugar Burger or Whiskey Burger and Cheese Fries Surprise (the surprise is chili – yum).

Velvet Taco on West 7th Street

  • Non-traditional, unique tacos – more like a meal in a taco
  • Fast service/parking can be limited, but spots open quickly
  • Inexpensive
  • There is something for everyone; better chance of sitting together with a small group
  • Our order: #3 Crisp Tikka Chicken taco, #16 Fish n’ Chips taco and a side of tots (includes a fried egg, goat cheese and bacon).

Agree with our picks? Or do you have a recommendation for a convenient and tasty Fort Worth lunch spot that’s not on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Blog Author: Balcom Agency writer

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