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Best cheap, college student eateries?

Mzonelli Sep 28, 2009 12:52 PM

Burgers, sandwiches, seafood, whatever.

what's a place where you can get some good food for cheap? Preferably accessible by the T :X

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  1. hiddenboston RE: Mzonelli Sep 28, 2009 12:58 PM

    Tacos Lupita on Elm Street in Somerville is really good. You can get a decent meal for around or just under $5 there.

    UBurger in Kenmore Square has one of my favorite burgers in the Boston area. Tough to spend much more than $10 there.

    Dok Bua between Allston and Coolidge Corner has some of the best Thai food in the Boston area, and many meals are under $10.

    T. Anthony's near BU has very good thin-crust pizza that's pretty reasonable.

    There are so many others out there. I'd recommend doing some searches for "cheap eats" on this site.

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      CookieLee RE: hiddenboston Sep 28, 2009 02:32 PM

      There is a UBurger 2 doors up from T. Anthony's. Anna's Taqueria is across the street (Harvard St in Brookline) from Dok Bua. Closer to Coolidge Corner, also on Harvard St. is Rami's, a kosher middle eastern order at the counter joint. And, moving closer to Beacon, you'll find a crepe place that is delicious!

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      bakerboyz RE: Mzonelli Sep 28, 2009 01:52 PM

      If you are near BU, then one of the best places is the Super 88 food court where there are about 8-10 various ethnic cuisines available; the Banh Mi sandwich for about $3.25 at Pho Viet may be the best sandwich I have ever had. Head to Boston's Chinatown for cheap lunches and excellent dim sum. If you are near BC, people still rave about Pino's Pizza for slices...Pino's has been going strong for about 50 years. Also, one of the best values and most delicious dishes is a bowl of pho (my preference is for Pho Ga--chicken noodle soup) at one of the cities Vietnamese restaurants (you can get it at the previous mentioned Pho Viet). You can also get decent Burritos for around $5 at many of the burrito outlets in Allston and Brookline. Though not cheap, you can get a delicious burger right outside of Kenmore Sq at the Audobon for about $10 bucks. Hard to find cheap seafood but I believe that you still can get a fairly cheap lobster roll at Hook's Lobster Company near the waterfront and South Station.

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        CreativeFoodie42 RE: bakerboyz Sep 28, 2009 01:58 PM

        I'd second Supper 88 food court if you are into interesting and authentic Asian cuisine. Also, Anna's Taqueria has many locations throughout the city and is definitely popular amongst students. I'd also check out this website for daily deals at local eateries - some may or may not be in your price range: http://www.hubeats.com/

      2. SuperFineSugar RE: Mzonelli Sep 28, 2009 02:00 PM

        Christine Liu over at Boston's CitySearch does a good job on the 3 Buck Bites that would qualify as cheap eating for college students, and it gets updated frequently.


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