Great Places to Power Lunch in St. Louis

by | Sep 12, 2023 | News Article, Things to Do in St. Louis

For those who have temporarily relocated to the St. Louis – Metro East area, it’s sometimes difficult to find the hidden restaurant gems that hit the mark for what you’re hankering for. If you’re staying in St. Louis on business, chances are you’ll work through an occasional lunch, or make plans to meet with colleagues and clients for a quick midday meal.

Arch Interim Housing is always working to share the best offerings of St. Louis with our executive apartment residents, so we’ve collected a selection of some of our favorite places to grab lunch. Many of these locations are just a short drive from our St. Louis corporate housing and executive housing locations!


  • Bowood by Niche is located within Bowood Farms, offering breakfast and lunch in a unique neighborhood setting, surrounded by light and plants.
  • Tacos by Buddha has healthy proportion sizes, delish flavors, and numerous options sure to fit your lifestyle, whether gluten-free, vegan, or dairy-free.
  • Looking to lunch this weekend? To mix the typical lunch fare up, try brunch at Brasserie by Niche! Their menu is full of  various breakfast and lunch items providing an assortment of selections no matter what you’re craving. They also have online and curbside ordering. But for this place, we recommend eating inside as the restaurant is cozy and nostalgic!
  • We love Rooster for their 5 house-made breads, baked fresh daily, and their grilled cheese with a twist is out of this world! They also offer locally owned an operated Billy Goat Chips as a side for an additional taste of St. Louis-made foods!
  • The Block Restaurant is a unique dining experience, reminiscent of the days when a community’s meals revolved around the local butcher block. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail in-store with your meal, or take your meat home with you to cook it your own way.
  • Sugar Fire Smokehouse is a Missouri-born and raised barbecue joint, with multiple locations around the state. Definite worth checking out!
  • If you’re a bread and bakery fanatic, you have to visit Union Loafer’s Cafe & Bakery! Their bread is modeled on old, traditional methods of baking, and you’ll find sandwiches and soup for lunch or pizza for dinner. A must-experience!


Whether you’ve lived in St. Louis your entire life, or you’re just planning to stay for a few months, there’s always something new to explore or taste in the city. A few of Arch Interim Housing’s corporate lodging properties offer on-site dining and drink options including cafes, restaurants, and java bars, but many of them are just around the corner from one of these St. Louis lunch gems!