9 of our favorite lunches on Buford Highway

Here’s an idea: a three-course lunch at three restaurants

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Pupusas with the perfect slick of burnt cheese, kabobs with just the right kiss of smoke, and soups that fill you with warmth (or double as umami bombs)—how do you choose? Here’s an idea: three-course lunch. Start with the pupusa (your bread course, sorta), move on to the kabob appetizer (warning: El Tannur’s serves three), and finish with your soup main event. Just make sure to leave room for snacks!

Photography by Ben Rollins

Pupusas

Pork and cheese pupusas

Pork and cheese pupusas
Rincon Latino
Salvadoran

Bean and cheese pupusa

Bean and cheese pupusa
La Guelaguetza
Mexican

Revuelta pupusa

Revuelta pupusa
Pupuseria mi Tierra
Salvadoran

Kabobs

Chicken-wing kabob and chicken-feet kabob

Chicken-wing kabob and chicken-feet kabob
90 Kabob
Chinese

Squid skewer and shrimp skewers

Squid skewer and shrimp skewers
Kochi Maru
Chinese

Ground-chicken shish kebab

Ground-chicken shish kebab
El Tannur
Middle Eastern

Soups

Sancocho

Sancocho
Sabor Dominicano
Dominican

Caldo 7 Mares

Caldo 7 Mares
El Veneno Mariscos
Mexican

Vegetable dumpling soup

Vegetable dumpling soup
Sokongdong Tofu House
Korean

This article appears in our October 2019 issue.

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