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May 27, 2009 09:05 AM

Good eats in the Financial District?

I just started a job for the summer on the waterfrontish side of the Financial District (hope I'm getting my Boston geography right; I'm working at 1 International Place, which is right off've Oliver St.) What's good to eat around here?

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  1. Chacarero is a must, I am sure there are many many posts on this board about it. It is my all time favorite sandwich and possibly the reason I have never desired to live anywhere but Boston.

    Al's State Street Cafe makes good sandwiches on delicious bread for very cheap
    Sultans Kitchen (right next to Al's) has very good (if a bit pricey for lunch) Turkish/Mediterranean food

    1. second all of Julie's suggestions.. in or takeout..Sakura Bana on Broad St

      Italian...cold cut..Pace on Devonshire..takeout

      Italian cooked...Viga..takeout

      Mex..tacos, burritos, tortas...Burrito Express

      Pastrami, Corned Beef..Sam Lagrassa's..short walk to Province St

      nicer lunch out..Sel de la Terre, Kingston Station

      cheap lunch out ..J Hook lobster roll

      Chinatown is a short walk.

      4 Replies
      1. re: 9lives

        boston kebob house- better and cheaper than sultans kitchen, in my opinion

        1. re: gingersnap

          I agree!. You can't beat their $9.95 max price on their mezza bar. I pack up the container to the point that is is busting and that's dinner for two. Sultan's used to be my go to place, but they raised prices and drove a lot of customers over to Boston House of Kebabs.

          1. re: gingersnap

            Thx for the reminder. I keep meaning to try that place. Have their menu in my drawer..maybe next week.

            1. re: gingersnap

              I'm a fan of Boston Kebab House as well. never done the mezze bar, though it looks pretty good - I usually get the chicken kofte kebab over a greek salad. Really nice lunch. Also, the chicken shisk kebab platter. Plus, they have a special deal where you can pay $40 for a $50 gift card

            1. re: soxchik

              Just a little further and you can also have lunch at Sportello - the takeout options are great and for a bit more than an average lunch, the lunch menu has always been delicious - and it is fast enough.

              1. re: rlh

                Go past South Station along Summer Street, and find the Channel Cafe on the left side (think it is 300 Summer Street). This is a place that is relaxing and funky with an art gallery, but it has a nice quite original menu (with weird and not so weird things). Like a little vacation from work.

            2. For sit-down, I'm a huge fan of Kingston Station. For take-out, Sebastian's has great make-your own salads and I'm a sucker for the tofu used in the burritos at Boloco!