2012 Cheap Eats

Hungry Hunter
3580 Rosedale Hwy.

Be advised, if you are coming to Hungry Hunter you better come with a big appetite. If you are stopping by for lunch, feast on the rich and delectable Smoked Turkey Ruben for only $8.99. Or enjoy a quick and filling soup and salad for $8.99. This includes the savory soup of the day with your choice of spinach, tossed greens, or Caesar salad.

Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar
1534 19th St.

Talk about opening up with a bang! The Noodle Bar has become a Bakersfield favorite during its first year. How could it not be, though, what with a great location, delectable foods, and great service. Stop by for a romantic dinner or fast lunch, and the Noodle Bar won’t disappoint. A popular lunch dish is the Crispy Noodle, created with deep fried egg noodles topped with carrots, celery, onions, baby corn, bamboo shoot, and mushrooms for just $8.00.

Enso Bento Box Filled with all your "flavorites."
Enso Bento Box Filled with all your “flavorites.”

1419 19th St.

The great food and its chic, casual ambiance have made Enso a downtown Bakersfield staple. Stop in for their great happy hour—half off appetizers and great drink specials. If you are visiting for lunch, you can’t go wrong with the Bento Box. It’s a plate filled high with teriyaki salmon or chicken, tempura, a California roll, rice, and salad…all for only $10.

3310 Truxtun Ave.

This cozy, upscale restaurant offers dishes that will make your taste buds swoon, but upscale doesn’t always have to come with a big price. Valentien offers a selection of items under $10. Indulge in one of their appetizing starters. Like the Steak Tartare: ground filet mignon, capers, grilled bread, and fried quail egg all for only $8. Or opt for one of their delicious gourmet sandwiches for $10.

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