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5 Around Town scopes out tasty, wallet-friendly Mt. Pleasant lunch spots

Pork chop sandwhich at Square Onion. (Source: Facebook) Pork chop sandwhich at Square Onion. (Source: Facebook)
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Getting tired of your regular sack lunch and ready to broaden your foodie horizons? If you are in Mt. Pleasant you are in luck, as this week's 5 Around Town is shining the spotlight on some (mostly) healthy lunchtime options.

Highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant is lined with great spots to grab a quick, tasty and affordable lunch. Here are 5 spots that are guaranteed to satisfy your growling stomach:

1) Five Loaves Cafe

Location: 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 100

What to expect: Five Loaves Cafe is the perfect spot for folks looking for a deliciously healthy lunch. Featuring hormone free and pasture-raised beef, South Carolina raised and antibiotic-free turkey and chicken, and vegan/vegetarian meals, this cafe has you covered across the board. Their lunch menu includes a plethora of soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Facebook: Five Loaves Cafe

Website: www.fiveloavescafe.com

2) The Collective Coffee Company

Location: 766 S. Shelmore Blvd.

What to expect: Already know it's going to be a struggle to get through the second half of your day. Head over to The Collective and grab a cup of fresh-made coffee and a sandwich that looks so good you'll have second thoughts about eating it (Trust me, you'll devour it.) The Collective classes up the sandwich game, serving up tasty sammies made with top-of-the-line ingredients piled up on brioche, croissants and hoagies. They also offer up homemade pastries and freshly-baked breads. And did I mention they have coffee?

Facebook: Collective Coffee Co.

Website: collective-coffee.com

3) Zoës Kitchen

Location: 1242 Belk Drive Suite 101

What to expect: If Mediterranean cuisine is something you're craving, how about chowing down at Zoës Kitchen. Zoës is also all aboard the healthy train, keeping their meals light without sacrificing flavor. Their menu is packed full of all the tradition Greek fare, including fresh hummus, salads (don't forget the feta, olives and balsamic), and a mix of pita sandwiches. All served up quick and at a great price.

Zoes Kitchen

Website: zoeskitchen.com/home.aspx

4) Square Onion

Location: 18 Resolute Lane

What to expect: Tucked in the Ion Community, Square Onion is serving up homemade food made with fresh, local ingredients. Outside of their gourmet sandwiches/wraps, soups and salads, Square Onion is also serving up a long list of casseroles perfect for a group of friends to dominate. After enjoying a delicious lunch, don't leave without ordering any one of their many made from scratch desserts.

Square Onion


5) Matt's Pizza Dept.

Location: 1055 Hwy. 41

What to expect: Alright, we've covered some of the healthier options. Now time to dive into an oldie but a goodie. Matt's Pizza Dept., located at the corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 41, is slinging New York-style pies that will make your head spin. Hand-tossed with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella, pizza fans can then choose from a laundry list of toppings before their pie hits the stone oven. In addition to the great pizza, Matt's also serves calzones, salads, and hot heroes.

Facebook: Matt's Pizza Dept of Mount Pleasant

Website: www.nypizzaonline.com/web/

Do you have any special go-to spots for lunch? Tell us about them!

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