It’s the middle of the day, and it’s time to eat. If traveling through the great city of Boston, you might be saving fancy establishments for dinner to empty out your wallet. But what if you still want to explore some culinary delights in the city and not break the bank? We have four great places to grab a tasty bite throughout Boston.
Make sure you check out my ‘leaf’, naming even more great places to nosh throughout the city on the LeafCanoe app! Filled with photos and tips, it’s the perfect way to map out meals while on the road.
There’s burritos, then there’s Anna’s. These hotspots for real authentic Mexican fast food are scattered throughout the city, but all offer the best burritos, quesadillas and tacos around. They have fresh vegetables and perfectly spiced meats to stuff them all. Pair these hearty lunch items with one of their signature Mexican drinks, such as the Horchata, similar to a sweet almond milk.
Originally a famous chain in New York City, Boston has now welcomed a few restaurants of its own. The interior is much classier than other burger joints and the ingredients used are fresh. Although a little more costly then the golden arches, it’s well worth a few more dollars for their signature crinkly fries, burgers and a ‘concrete’. These milkshakes are so thick they need a spoon, thus the namesake. Choose one mixed with red velvet cake or a lobster tail pastry made in the nearby North End.
It’s a standard sandwich shop with a delicious twist. Everything is made to order and massive, satisfying the cravings of those working in the financial district and tourist alike. Most of their hot subs, rollups and deli delights are named after famous Italians. Take with you the steak and cheese “Al Capone” or the imported prosciutto “Pavarotti”.
It can be a hit or miss when wandering through the Chinatown neighborhood, but many of these places offer hot, quick lunches for affordable prices. This place borders the Theater district, but is easily found on Washington Street. There pho bowls range in size, but a small is plenty fo even a large lunch. Fill it with beef, chicken or a mix of tasty items, smothered in flavorful broth and noodles. They have great chicken wings or shrimp cakes to start as well, fried up crispy.