Lunchtime Downtown

Read our blog on some of our favourite spots, a full list of restaurants open for lunch is available below.

Downtown St. Catharines is a beautiful destination filled with picturesque scenery, a deep history and exciting entertainment. Amongst these treasures are amazing restaurants to enjoy your lunch at. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to-go, a sit-down experience, or just want something unique, Downtown can serve all your lunch-time needs. 

Downtown has several restaurants that offer to-go options. Hewad Kabob (55 St Paul St) is an Afghan restaurant that has authentic, mouthwatering huge portions with just the right amount of spice. Stop in for a shawarma wrap or some mantu that’ll keep you coming back for more. Wingalicious (417 St Paul St) is another choice for carryout. With their options of gourmet chicken wings, you’ll never get bored. Each flavour is bursting with delicious creativity. Established in 1974, Helen’s Deli (50 James St) has been a go-to lunch destination for many years. They are known for their commitment to preserving traditional homemade recipes. Visit to savour their deli offerings, salad bar, schnitzel sandwiches, pierogies, cabbage rolls, and a variety of other delicious dishes. Experience friendly service and tasty quick bites. Lunch time has never been easier with quick options like these.

When you have a moment to treat yourself with a dine-in experience, check out the following restaurants. The cozy ambiance of Fiddler’s Pour House (149 St Paul St) invites you to relax and unwind in the company of good friends. With a wide selection of affordable drinks and delicious food options, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a fun hangout without breaking the bank. Rise Above (120 St Paul St) is a plant-based eatery that prides themselves on their 100% vegan dishes. With their wide variety of meals like the creamy mac and cheese and crispy seitan, they’ll show you how scrumptious vegan food can be. Eh José Taqueria (45 James St) offers a unique twist on Mexican cuisine, a departure from traditional Tex-Mex dishes. Their decor makes you feel like you’re on a Mexican vacation. Their dishes are crafted with care, emphasizing lightness and freshness to delight your taste buds. All items in their menu are gluten free except the Mexican sandwich. Nothing hits the spot like all-you-can-eat sushi. Season’s (55 Carlisle St) is an excellent choice. They are built upon creating unforgettable memories with families and friends while providing authentic Asian cuisine. Catch up with coworkers while indulging in fresh and palatable flavours from land and sea. Each of these restaurants provide a great ambience that’s perfect for a sit-down lunch. 

Sometimes we like to stick to what we know, but there’s nothing wrong with trying something new. If you’re interested in a one of a kind opportunity, try any of these restaurants. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle while going out to eat can seem impossible. That’s where Happies (204 St Paul St) comes in! Their juices, smoothies and salads are packed with pounds of fruits, veggies and super foods to have you feel your best. So stop by and notice yourself become re-energized. Why fly to Thailand when you can walk to Sahla Thai (270 St Paul St)? A lunch at Sahla Thai includes exceptional service, genuine Thai meals and a full belly. You can never go wrong with trying anything from their specialty menu. If a taste of Korea is what you’re interested in, look no further than Seoul Korean Cuisine (45 Geneva St). They provide a cultural experience that will make you feel like you took a trip with the Korean capital. Traditional meals such as dukbokki, bibimbap and kimchi will be appreciated by your taste buds.

There are over 40 restaurants that are open for lunch here in the Downtown core. We truly believe there is something for everyone and invite you to try something classic or something new. These lunchtime choices are a can’t-miss good time. Hours are subject to change, so check availability with the restaurants. 

Here’s a full list of Downtown restaurants open for lunch:
1954 Bourbon & Smoke
Amakara Japan
Amara’s Cafe
Bansaree Authentic Indian Cuisine
Big Brothers Gourmet Pizza
Burrito Boyz
Chef Mi
Damascus Donair
De la terre bakery
District Tapas + Bars
East Izakaya
Eh José Taqueria
Fiddler’s Pour House
Fiesta Empanada
Greek Garden Restaurant
Helen’s Deli
Hewad Kabob
Hub Cafe (The)
Huong’s Kitchen
Kenzo Express
Keto Crumb
Khas Patti
Kully’s Original Sports Bar
Mahtay Cafe & Lounge
Mansion House (The)
Merchant Ale House
Office Tap & Grill (The)
Pizza Pizza
Rise Above
Sahla Thai
Saigon Spring Rolls
Score Pizza
Seasons Sushi
Seoul Korean Cuisine
Shawarma Zoom
Smoke’s Poutinerie
Sunset Restaurant
Super Burger and FriesTaco Embassy
U Need Pita
Wandering Spirits Coffee
Wild Wing St.Catharines
Wind Japanese & Thai
Works Gourmet Burger Bistro (The)

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