Hungry? Check out these places to eat.

It's almost time to eat, leaving groups of lunch-goers asking the question we all dread: "So...where should we go?" Instead of getting into an endless debate, check out these three restaurant suggestions.

Posted on Feb. 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

The Moringa Tree

Moringa Tree

Location: 300 E. Jackson Blvd. in Elkhart

Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What do they have?

If you're in the mood for something healthy today, The Moringa Tree might be the place to satisfy your craving. The cafe serves a panoply of organic items including sandwiches, tacos, salads and soups. In addition to its regular menu items, the cafe also takes dinner orders for healthy casseroles and pizzas you can pick up and take home after work. The staff will also organize meal plans for people looking to live healthier lifestyles and has a fresh juice bar.


Pumpernickel's Pretzel Bakery


Location: 500 S. Main St. in Elkhart

Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

What do they have? 

Craving carbs? If your answer is yes, then Pumpernickel's is the place to be. The cafe, which is only open during lunch hours, serves pretzels, a variety of sandwiches served on pretzel buns and soups. If you're planning on ordering a pretzel, be sure to grab some of the restaurant's dipping sauces – the cheese, chocolate and icing varieties are delicious.


Sauk Trail on 17 Smokehouse

Sauk Trail

Location: 56039 Parkway Ave. in Elkhart

Hours: Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner is served from 5 p.m. until last call.

What do they have?

Sauk Trail, which is known for its slow-smoked meats and homemade sauces, just started opening its doors to Elkhart's lunchtime crowd last week. The restaurant offers selections that would please even the pickiest eater. The menu features a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, steaks, sandwiches, sides, craft beers, fish and signature smoked meats.

New lunch customers will be given a $5 gift card when they return for a second meal, owner Ray Stults said.


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