Lunch is often the forgotten meal of the day—viewed simply as a means of making it by rather than enjoying the ritual itself. Enter our picks for best lunch options in New Hampshire. Whether you have the time to settle in and indulge, or need some solid sustenance to gear up for a big afternoon, the quality and variety of New Hampshire’s lunch spots are second to none!
Open only for breakfast and lunch, Waterworks Cafe takes midday meals seriously. An oasis in your day, this Manchester eatery fuses the comfort of fine dining with the convenience of counter-ordering, with a wait staff well versed in both versions. From salads and soups to delectable quiches, the options and ambiance at Waterworks make any lunch break picture perfect.
Catharine and Alexis Newcomb, a mother and daughter duo who brought their culinary dreams to reality, are behind North Conway’s fabulous Stairway Cafe. An incredible menu, with truly something to please every palate, combine with good prices, fresh ingredients, and undying passion for perfection to make this a must-eat.
With locations in Concord, Dover, New London, and Hookset, Tucker’s is already a reigning force on the New Hampshire food scene. Choose from incredible sandwiches, salads, soups, and bowls, always served with a smile, and experience a fresh, satisfying lunch conveniently and affordably.
Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, Garwoods is lakefront dining at its finest. Visit for classic lunch options like New England clam chowder and fish tacos.
Where healthy meets tasty, Pressed is one of the best lunch options in state. With a drive through window, breakfast served all day, and mouthwatering lunch options like panini, soups, and smoothies, this Nashua location is tough to beat when you're making your way through the day.