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Takeout | Lunch Break in Downtown Knoxville


Need to shake up the routine? Find something tasty Downtown on your next lunch break with these new-ish take out spots and our longtime lunch break staples. Sometimes all you need is a nice, easy, quick bite to eat to get you through the workweek!

Curious Dog

Same spot, but has it been a while since you’ve been in? Curious Dog added 20 new menu items earlier this year! Don’t sleep on their newest hot dogs, sandwiches, and sides like the Romanoglo Dog: Red pepper chili paste, potato onion hash, truffle oil, pepperoni, house aioli topped with Parmesan. Call (865) 544-9997 to place your takeout order, or get delivery through Uber Eats, Bite Squad, and Grubhub.


Of course we all love Pete's, but have you taken advantage of their daily specials and special combo meals starting at $7.99? Tuesday’s Meatloaf is a must-try! Monday’s Fried Flounder, Friday’s Smoked BBQ Pork – maybe you should just look at their schedule here. They also have grab-n-go pounds of chicken salad, tuna salad, and pimento cheese with bread. Place your carryout order by calling (865) 523-2860 or get delivery through Joyride.

K Brew Coffee & Bagels

Yes, K Brew has been in Downtown for over a year now, but some of those freshly-made bagel sandwich options might have slipped by you... not to worry, here's your chance to try them! Their now-famous Salmon Lox Bagel is a must-try for those not daring enough to Build-Your-Own Bagel Sandwich. Order online for pickup.

The French Market

Missing The French Market? You can get that to-go! Crêpes, omelettes, baguettes, or croissants. Turkey, bacon, & avocado; roast beef & sautéed mushrooms; Nutella; cinnamon & banana with caramel -- how does one decide? Call them at (865) 540-4372 or order delivery through DoorDash. Plus, you'll receive your order in sustainable takeout containers! Gotta love that.

Myrtles Chicken + Beer

Myrtle’s Chicken + Beer is back on Market Square and better than ever! And that’s not all -- they have recently announced tasty new $9 lunch specials: Chicken Sandwich with Fries, Soup & Salad, Loaded Potato Chicken and Mushroom Chicken Sliders. Awesome lunch deals can turn any workday around! Order takeout by calling (865) 851-8833.

Petro's Chili & Chips

After opening just over a year ago on Market Square, Petro’s has secured it’s spot at the top of the list for a perfect quick bite for cold winter months. First, crunchy Frito corn chips followed by their special recipe chili – DELICIOUS. Pile on the grated cheeses, diced fresh tomatoes {never canned}, REAL sour cream, a sprinkling of green onions, black olives and jalapeños. Every bit of it made to order. Dig in. Order online for pick-up at their window on the Union Avenue side of the building. Call them at 865-444-3970 once you're there.


KoPita serves up authentic Mediterranean dishes. Stop by and pick up their Kebab Plate featuring lamb and beef kebab spiced with love, or the Seniya, ground beef in a bowl of tahini, topped with pomegranate and cilantro, served with a roll or pita. Call (865) 474-1335 to place your order from their menu, or order delivery through DoorDash.

Ham'n Goodys

Along with their famous bakery treats, Ham'n Goodys also serves up quick lunch items out of their grab-n-go cooler. Try their chicken salad on a croissant, or grab soups, pimento cheese, ham salad, ham'n cheese sandwiches, sides, and more! You can also order lunch items online for curbside or delivery. Add a lemon cookie...and what a treat!

Good Golly Tamale

Have you stopped by Good Golly Tamale in the Old City recently? If not, you might have missed that they’re now selling frozen packs of your favorite tamales so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home, along with your normal takeout needs. Place online orders for a half dozen to a dozen tamales or call (865) 337-5771 to place a carryout order.

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Tommy Trent's

This is not a drill -- Tommy Trent’s is now open for lunch. With a menu offering classic sandwiches, salads, hotdogs, and bowls of chili – this new menu is worth checking out and placing an online pick-up order for lunch today!

Sweet P's Downtown Dive

Excited to end this lunch list on a very happy update, the sidewalks on Jackson Avenue are open after months of construction. Run, don’t walk, to conveniently grab your brisket plate, fried pickles, and banana pudding from Sweet P’s without having to use stairs! Order online for curbside delivery, and visit their Facebook page for other daily specials. They also offer delivery through Uber Eats.

Wishing you good food and quick waits!

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