It’s the weekend, and I’ve got food on my mind! Things have been crazy busy but it’s times like these that I have to remind myself that sometimes it’s important to just forget about everything and take a little “me time.”
One of my favorite things to do is go into Boston and grab food with friends. Today I’m rounding up my top 10 favorite budget-friendly places to eat in the Boston area. These are in no particular order but knowing me, most of them are dessert places… I can’t help it, desserts are my weakness! 😉
1. Life Alive
Location: Central Square
What to get: Adventurer bowl and Love Alive smoothie. According to the workers there the Adventurer bowl is their most popular option, so you can’t go wrong with that! For berry lovers, the Love Alive smoothie is a must.
2. Berry Line
Locations: Harvard Square and Porter Square
What to get: Froyo! In my opinion, Berry Line has the best froyo in town. Once you go there, you won’t look back. It’s a small business so there’s nowhere else like it!
3. Flour Bakery
Locations: Fort Point, South End, Central Square, Back Bay
What to get: My favorites include the grilled roast chicken sandwich and banana bread. Their sandwiches are HUGE so I usually just get half and it will fill me up. The banana bread is so good that I even modified the recipe and made it myself. Check it out here!
4. Pho Pasteur
What to get: Pho Ga. Their chicken noodle soop is perfect for a cold, rainy day, and the beef noodle soops are equally as yummy!
5. Mike’s Pastry
Location: North End and Harvard Square
What to get: Mike’s Pastry is famous for their cannolis, so if you ever find yourself in the North End, definitely get yourself one for an afternoon snack. However, I love their cupcakes, especially the peanut butter and Oreo ones! The Harvard Square location also has much shorter lines if you want to avoid the crowd.
6. JP Licks
What to get: The Cookies ‘n’ Cake Batter ice cream is an all time favorite.
7. Thinking Cup
Locations: Boston Common, North End, Back Bay
What to get: They’re known for their Stumptown coffee, but you can’t really go wrong with anything. My favorites are the macarons (especially rose, lavender, pistachio, and vanilla) and their creative sandwiches.
Location: Harvard Square
What to get: Belgian waffles! Choose a waffle, some toppings, and voilà.
Location: Back Bay (right next to the station)
What to get: Acai bowl! Jugos has so many amazing flavors that I can never pick one. While a bit on the pricey side for the portion size, sometimes it’s worth it to splurge. 😉
10. Georgetown Cupcake
Location: Newbury Street
What to get: ALL THE CUPCAKES. I mean, by know you know that I’m obsessed with cupcakes, so take me Georgetown Cupcake and I’m in foodie heaven. Don’t forget to check out their seasonal and monthly specials!
I’m always excited to try out new places in town, and have a whole list of them written down in my notebook, ha! What are your favorite places to eat? Let me know below!