Looking for a tasty, local lunch spot that doesn’t break the bank? We’re here for you, Boston. Check out this list of 20 places where a lunch for one costs $10 or less.
We know proximity is key when it comes to a midday meal, so we’ve broken up these spots into their respective sides of town.
Anna’s Taqueria, multiple locations
What to order: Regular burrito
Choose your own adventure with a variety of proteins, including chicken ranchero, al pastor, or carnitas.
Kelly’s Roast Beef, multiple locations
What to order: Roast beef sandwich
This sandwich is slow-roasted in house and served medium rare on a grilled sesame seed roll.
Mike and Patty’s, multiple locations
What to order: The Fancy
This breakfast sandwich features fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, avocado, red onions, and house mayo on toasted multigrain.
Mamaleh’s, multiple locations
What to order: Chicken salad sandwich
This perfect grab and go lunch features chicken salads with arugula on a homemade challah roll.
Charlie’s Kitchen, 15 Elliot St., Cambridge
What to order: Charlie’s Double Cheese Burger
This open-faced double cheeseburger comes with lettuce, tomato, a pickle, and french fries.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, 292 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge + 485 Cambridge St., Allston
What to order: Hot Honey Bacon grilled cheese
There are multiple grilled cheese options for under $10, but the hot honey bacon is City Editor Jess’ go-to.
Gene’s Flatbread Cafe, 86 Bedford St.
What to order: House Noodle Soup
Try these hand-rolled thin noodles in chicken broth with pork + vegetables.
Saus, 33 Union St. + 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville
What to order: Cowboy Style Brat or the Bourbon Cherry Bacon Brat
Pick a beer-brined pork bratwurst or vegetarian beyond sausage, both served with various toppings.
Beantown Pastrami, 100 Hanover St.
What to order: Build Your Own Roasted Turkey Sandwich
Find this food vendor inside Boston Public Market and select the quarter-pound option for the right price point. Then choose your bread and condiments.
Rhythm ‘N Wraps, 1096 Commonweath Ave.
What to order: Tacos
There are three vegetarian options to try, including Fueguito Taco, barbecue jackfruit, and crispy tofu.
Super Bien, Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave., Brighton
What to order: Empanadas
These Argentinean pastries have a variety of fillings, including chicken and broccoli cheddar.
Kimchipapi Kitchen, 81 Harvard Ave, Allston MA 02134
What to order: Original Korndog
This trending Korean street food is made with a beef hot dog, a mozzarella stick or half and half, then dipped in a homemade batter and panko, and coated with sugar.
Ba Le Bahn Mi, 1052 Dorchester Ave.
What to order: Mí Chay
This vegetarian lo mein is packed with veggies.
Sullivan’s Castle Island, 2080 William J. Day Blvd., South Boston
What to order: Double Cheeseburger
Two fresh Angus Beef patties topped with American cheese and served on a toasted burger bun. Note: The patio area remains closed due to aggressive seagulls.
Pazza on Porter, East Boston
What to order: Pasta
Take advantage of the Pasta Tuesday special and grab an order of spaghetti.