Eat Around the World in Lubbock, Texas

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

May 23, 2024


By: Jess Merrill

Calling all foodies! We have a flavorful world tour awaiting you here in the 806. With a myriad of amazing flavors and internationally-inspired recipes, each mouthwatering bite will give you a taste of its cultural background. Travel around the globe without leaving the streets of Lubbock, Texas at any of the delectable eateries below.

Pho District 1

Check out the newest pho spot in town, Pho District 1. Ask for their Pho Dac Biet that is prepared with beef variations and brisket, as well as fresh ingredients. This tasty soup is just one of the many succulent options on their menu.

Manara Cafe

Travel to Manara Cafe for a taste of the Mediterranean and its delicacies. A hometown favorite for many, this unique Lebanese and Mediterranean cafe is a must-try. Manara features freshly prepared dishes and friendly owners who will introduce you to new flavors and tastes such as Chicken Shawarma, Falafel and beef & lamb gyros. Be sure to visit for lunch or dinner to find a new favorite dish!

Cocina de La Sirena

Cocina de La Sirena is a Latin American kitchen that prepares each dish with organic produce and dairy, as well as using local farms as a source of fresh ingredients. Nestled in the quaint Cactus Alley, the atmosphere, cocktails and tapas will have you wishing you knew about this local hidden gem sooner! 

Fun Noodle Bar

Fun Noodle Bar is a sweet spot for the food scene here in Lubbock. This restaurant serves Asian cuisine that everyone will love. It’s the perfect lunch date with some dumplings or Wonton soup that will leave you wanting just one more bite.

Ninety-Two Bakery & Cafe 

Offering fresh baked artisan bread daily and house-made specialty drinks, this French-style cafe will have you feeling like an honorary madame or monsieur. The space’s aesthetic will transport you to France whether you’re dining in the umbrella room or covered patio. Be sure to order the signature Ninety-Two Latte and of course, a warm chocolate croissant.

Mai Thai Kitchen

With a vast menu featuring chicken or shrimp Pad Thai, spring rolls, Panang Curry and Thai Heavenly Beef Jerky served with rice, this Lubbock food truck lives up to its celestial name. Whether you can handle the heat or prefer to keep it more mild, each dish can be ordered according to your spice preference (get it spicy – we dare you). Check out their Facebook page to find out where they’ll be setup while you’re in town. 

Hayashi Midtown Sushi 

Whether you are a California Roll connoisseur or prefer something a little more adventurous on your roll, look no further for your new favorite Lubbock, Texas sushi restaurant. Hayashi Midtown is a local favorite when it comes to craft sushi and Japanese dishes. With a menu full of refreshing and delicious options, you will be craving your next visit. Hayashi also serves up Hibachi entrees and Bento boxes. 

Vizo’s African Bar & Restaurant

With every item made from scratch, you’ll savor the rich flavors and experience the cultural passion with each bite. From traditional Fufu & Eru to Achombo, you can’t go wrong with any item on this curated menu. If you’re new to African cuisine, don’t be afraid to jump in taste buds first at this Texas Monthly-recognized spot!

Italian Garden

Enjoy authentic Italian favorites in Downtown Lubbock. Feast on pizza, Stromboli, Veal Parmesan and other classics. Must try: the Tortellini Alla Rosa. Did we mention it’s also BYOB? Grab your favorite drink and make your way to Italian Garden to get your Italian fix!

Tikka Shack

If you’re craving Indian food while on your trip to Lubbock, Tikka Shack is your answer. Their menu is packed full of traditional Indian dishes with a casual flair like Tikka Masala, samosas, naan bread and kabobs. If you aren’t as experienced with Indian fare, this is the perfect place to give it a try.

No passport is needed for this trip around the world! #VisitLubbock


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