Five Great Cheap Eats in Boston

An inexpensive meal is easy to find at these five fantastic spots in Boston.

Finding cheap eats in Boston is not difficult. Look no farther than the areas away from the touristy areas and definitely away from the high rent districts. There will be restaurants with affordable prices that meet your needs.

Boston's Best Cheap Eats

Bova’s Bakery

Bova's Bakery is a family-owned bakery in Boston's North End. It has been serving the community with its family recipes since 1926. All the baked goods are prepared with the freshest and most high-quality ingredients. They are created by hands around the clock and are pleasing to many.

The fantastic variety of baked goods indeed brings in customers who can't resist entering the store. The menu items include its famous and popular eclairs, Neapolitans, fruit tarts, turnovers, and the list goes on. 

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Cannoli at Bova's Bakery (Courtesy Wendy L.)

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, headquartered in Texas, has branch restaurants all over the country (and a few outsides as well), which makes it hard for one not to notice its name. From various burgers, fries and chips, and hot dogs to shakes and cookies, MOOYAH has much to offer. It's committed to giving its customers the best of everything, and everything is made to satisfy their taste. A fundraising program is available to assist the community with its cause.

Dumpling King

Dumpling King is a petite Asian dumpling restaurant inside a food court resting in the heart of Boston Chinatown. Visitors praise it for the taste of the dumplings, the affordable price and the hospitable service. Some prefer dumpling soup, pan-fried or boil dumplings; others look for different types of fillings such as chicken, pork and mushroom, port and leek or vegetarian.

Customers can also purchase bags of frozen dumplings to take home and prepare them on their own for dinners. No matter where they like their dumplings, to eat in or out, the price will not break banks. 

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Dumplings (©Matthieu Joannon)

Maria’s Taqueria

Maria's Taqueria, a Mexico restaurant, is a go-to place for many music and theatergoers. The regulars, as well as out of towners, keep coming back again and again for its items like steak salad, carnitas street taco, shrimp fajita, birria taco and many more.

First-time customers may find the restaurant challenging to locate. In the end, they all come to a realization that the delicious food is well worth the searching time. A reasonable price tag is always a plus. And many find the food there is on par with those in Texas or Southern California.

Ernesto’s 

Ernesto's Pizza, located conveniently in Boston's North End, provides customers with a good variety of pizza, both whole and by the slice. Delivery needs to be arranged through the third-party service, and pick-up is only a phone call away. The list of topping selections is long, and there are many specialty pizzas from which to choose. Some find this place especially welcoming after a long day of tours. 

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Pizza (©The Nix Company)