Salad for lunch in Melbourne
These guys dish up god damn delicious sushi on a daily basis. At peak times, you’ll probably join a 20-human-deep queue to get your hand rolls, sold at very competitive prices (three sushi rolls plus a miso soup will set you back a miso-ly $6.80). The spicy salmon, flecked with chilli, is an eternal flame; we also love the crispy prawn tempura roll.
Thr1ve's menu is primarily paleo, serving up everything from 'primal toast' and almond and coconut flour pancakes for breakfast to bowls of zucchini noodles and salmon for lunch. You can even build your own meal, selecting two bases, a protein and sides: great value, and the portions are generous enough to feed the hungriest of cavemen.
Sandwiches for lunch in Melbourne
Follow the lead of the local constabulary and make a beeline for The Grain Store's 'table of inspiration'. It’s an enormous kitchen island laden with chicken sandwiches, pies, quiche and salads. There’s a plate of the world’s tiniest bacon and scrambled egg sambos but for our money the fish finger sarnie is the pick of the table.
Sushi for lunch in Melbourne
Purple Peanuts does excellent brown rice sushi – fresh, tightly wrapped nori rolls with added vitamin B. If that's too healthy for you, check out the Japanese take on a burger, a slab of fried chicken marinated in soy, ginger and sake and whacked in a Turkish bread bun.