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Jan 25, 2007 08:37 AM

Downtown Lunch

So, I have worked downtown for three plus years. Sometime I get tired of the places I go for lunch and I am wondering if I am missing anything. Ideally I am looking for take out/to-go and fairly quick.

The regulars-
-Al's State Street Cafe
-Sam Lagrassa's
-Sultan's Kitchen
-Andale Mexican Grill
-Wendy's (sometime I just have a craving for a Junior Cheesburger Delux for $.99)

Other than sitdown/restaurants (Silvertone, etc.) are there any other places that come to mind in the Downtown area?


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  1. I rarely get downtown for lunch, but my a few people I know who work in the Financial District like to go to Pressed Sandwiches.

    1. Bean & Leaf Cafe - 20 Custom House Street off Broad Street. Great sandwiches, soups, and salads. They also have a hot special every day.

      1. I frequent most of the spots you mentioned. Ever tried Sebastians? There are a couple of locations in the downtown area (Summer st and Devonshire are two that I know of). You can order some items ahead of time online for take-out which is very convenient. I usually opt for a salad, but many of my coworkers are pleased with their sandwiches.

        1. Italian Cafe - good alternative to Al's to change it up a little. Similarly great, crusty bread.

          Temptations - salads, sandwiches, etc. Not exactly a Chow Destination, but quick and reasonably healthy salads and sandwiches.

          Stix - faux Mongolian BBQ. Not exactly my bag, baby, but again an acceptable change of pace.

          Rock Sugar - adequate Thai from the Chili Duck people.

          Samurai - pretty good Japanese, good combos. Sakurabana is better for sit-down, but this place does good take-out.

          A bit of a long walk in this delightfully balmy weather, but there's also the new Flour by the Children's Museum.

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          1. re: finlero

            Flour is already insanely busy at lunch. Tried to go there today but the line was almost out the door. Went to the nearby Metro instead .

          2. Hi,

            Sebastians is excellent. They have a made-to-order salad bar which is fantastic, and a great deal for a HUGE salad for $6.75 Their sandwiches and hot food is also quite good.

            Falafel King is a hole in the wall, on Winter St. Excellent falafel and kebabs. Also, very good veggie options like hummos and baba ghanoush and grape leaves. The little Chinese takeout stall in that same building is also quite tasty and really cheap for a huge mound of food.

            For excellent mexican, there's Tequila's Mexican grill, which is next door to Silvertone, on Bromfield. Everything there is fresh, tasty and prices are cheap.

            The food court at the Corner mall also has decent options. The Greek, Indian, and Thai places are good and fast.