Boston Cheap FoodBoston is known as the Athens of America due to being the home of a large number of colleges and universities, and with college students aplenty, Boston cheap food is not only welcome but also encouraged. As can be easily surmised, Boston cheap eats involve fast food restaurants where hamburgers and pizzas are the meal du jour. The former include Audubon Circle in Beacon Street; Red Hat in 9 Bowdoin Street; Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage in Mass. Avenue, Cambridge and Charlie's Kitchen in 10 Eliot Street, Cambridge; among the latter are Nick's House of Pizza in 372 Boston Avenue, Medford; Primo's in 28 Myrtle Street; Presto Pizzeria in 1936 Beacon Street, Brighton; T. Anthony's in 1016 Commonwealth Avenue; and Woody's Grill and Tap in 58 Hemenway Street.
For more exotic tastes, there are Middle Eastern restaurants such as Shawarma King, Aceituna Cafe and Cafe Jaffa, Mexican restaurants like Anna's Taqueria and Border Cafe; and Asian restaurants the likes of Le's, Qingdao Garden, Shanghai Gate, India Quality, Passage to India, and Dok Bua. Besides offering an alternative to more traditional restaurants, these establishments are well known for being a source of Boston cheap food. Now, for more conservative inclinations, there are American restaurants (John Harvard's Brew House, Sunset Grill and Tap, Paramount), Barbecue houses (Redbones BBQ), Italian food (Carlo's Cucina), and sandwich shops (Cafe Amsterdam). These and other joints will give tourists that Good Will Hunting vibe they may be looking for.
Of course, there are many other cheap restaurants not exclusively aimed at the student population, such as Maki Sushi Bar, Punjabi Dhaba, The Pour House, Sullivan's, Cafe Mami, Galleria Umberto, My Diner, Billy's Sub Shop, as well as many others. Whether one is local or just visiting, these options will make sure that there is plenty of Boston cheap food to go around.
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