• Gourmet tacos that redefine fast food, served on house-made tortillas with a variety of salsas. Choose from a list of local ingredients, and grab a light bite or go for the whole punk platter.
    584-8226
    tacopunk.com
  • This Appalachian-inspired tea house serves its own brand of organic teas alongside a menu of mountain favorites including smoked catfish, frog legs and bourbon-marinated pork.
    587-7350
    hillbillytea.com
  • American casual dining with a meat-heavy entrée menu that includes steaks, ribs, and burgers.
    339-5400
    cheddars.com
  • Curries, satays, stir-fries and distinctive sauces root this East End restaurant squarely in traditional Thai cuisine. The spicy, flavorful vegetarian menu as well as fiery non-vegetarian items will please everyone.
    425-4815
    thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • This is the only place in town where an expertly crafted beer list is served in a former church, complete with an upstairs bar called the Choir Loft. The menu consists of snack-sized portions of bar food like scotch eggs and chorizo tacos. It would be a sin not to take the beer pairing recommendations on the menu.
    holygralelouisville.com
  • Located inside an historic downtown building, this Italian-American chain serves comfort food like spaghetti Vesuvius and Italian-style meatloaf.
    581-1070
    osf.com
  • Offers a wide variety of lunch soups, salads and pastas, as well as creatively titled sandwiches such as It Ain’t Easy Being Green. It also has cookies, and pies and cakes sold whole or by the slice.
    245-2622
  • The beef and pork ribs, all-vegetarian sides and a funky interior make Smoketown a go-to barbecue spot. A large selection of beers is also available.
    409-9180
    smoketownusa.com
  • With quirky names such as the Homewrecker and The Funk Meister, Moe’s made-to-order burritos, tacos and other tortilla creations are served up fun and on the fly.
    491-1800
    moes.com
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com