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Boston — By Maria Olia on May 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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A Dozen Meals For $10 or Under

Unless you have an unlimited travel budget, you will find that including a few cheap eats in your Boston travel plans can really help stretch your vacation dollars.   In most cases, each of these best buys gives you  several delicious meal options for under $10 .

  • Boston isn’t a hot dog town like Chicago, but Boston Speed Dog (42 Newmarket Square, Boston, 617-839-0102)(Map) comes pretty darn close. Boston’s best hot dogs cost just $7.
  • Dinner for less than $5? Many a college student in Boston has subsisted on burritos,tacos, and quesadillas from Anna’s Taqueria (Six locations throughout the city) for the  entirety of their college career and is none the worst for it.
  • The expansive lunch buffet at India Pavilion (17 Central Square, Cambridge, 617-547-7463)(Map) costs $7.95 and will set you up for the rest of the day.
  • A slab of Sicilian cheese pizza for $1.45 at Galleria Umberto (289 Hanover St., Boston, 617-227-5709)(Map) in Boston’s North End makes a perfect lunch. Nuff said.
  • Go fish. Located near the Holy Cross Cathedral in the very trendy South End, Morse Fish (1401 Washington St., Boston, 617-262-9375)(Map)is the oldest fish market in the city and offers a fried haddock dinner with fries for just $9.95.
  • A beloved and unpretentious Harvard Square institution, Mr. and Mrs. Bartley’s Burger Cottage(1246 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, 617-354-6559)(Map)which serves juicy, gourmet burgers with fries for under $10.
  • Nearly every culture has its own take on dumplings. At Gourmet Dumpling House (52 Beach St., Boston, 617-338-6223)(Map), an order of pillowy pork buns are just $4.75. Addictive!
  • Do as the Europeans do and eat at the bar to save big bucks at dinner. DaVinci (162 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-350-0007)(Map) has a comfortable lounge space that offers several  upscale seasonal small plates priced from $3-$6; small plates of pastas are $5 for 1 choice and $9 for two.
  • Breakfast for dinner is a tried and true strategy to eat affordably. At  South Street Diner (178 Kneeland St., Boston, 617-350-0028)(Map), the cheese omelet with fries and toast will set you back just $6.
  • For a little bit of Miami in Boston, follow the crowds to El Oriental de Cuba (416 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6464)(Map).Their authentic Cubano – a grilled sandwich with roasted pork, ham , swiss and pickles  is just $7.95 and one of the best sandwiches around town.
  • Falafel is Israeli street food at it’s finest and the best falafel sandwich for $9  in the Boston area can be found at Rami’s (324 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-738-3577)(Map).
  • Something for everyone-sandwiches, soups, salads, stellar baked goods  and a hip vibe too. Flour Bakery and Cafe (1595 Washington St., Boston, 617-267-4300)(Map). The daily sandwich special comes in at just $7.50, which leaves you enough change to have a giant peanut butter cookie for dessert!

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Related places:
  1. A
    Boston Speed Dog
    42 Newmarket Square, Roxbury, MA
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  2. B
    India Pavilion
    17 Central Square, Cambridge
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  3. C
    Galleria Umberto
    289 Hanover St., Boston
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  4. D
    Morse Fish
    1401 Washington St.
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  5. E
    Mr. and Mrs. Bartley's Burger Cottage
    1246 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
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  6. F
    Dumpling Gourmet
    52 Beach St, Boston, , United States
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  7. G
    162 Columbus Ave., Boston
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  8. H
    South Street Diner
    178 Kneeland St., Boston
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  9. I
    Rami's Brookline
    324 Harvard St., Brookline
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  10. J
    Flour Bakery Cafe
    1595 Washington Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02118
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