Oct 27, 2022 - Food and Drink

4 places to grab lunch under $10 in Boston

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe. Photo: Nick Ferrari/@tunastakes

POV: You're trying to find a place to eat a nice, cheap lunch. We've got you covered with four tasty lunch options for $10 or less.

Al's Cafe

What's on the menu: You can get the "Bag Lunch" at Al's that comes with a small sandwich, chips, and soda, small sub or wrap, large sub, a bowl of soup or chili, and a salad.

  • Cost: Varies by location. Subs (starting at $8.50), Bag Lunch (starting at $10), soup + chili (starting at $7), salad (starting at $7)
  • Details: See all Al's Cafe hours and locations here.

Avana Sushi

What's on the menu: Besides sushi, Avana serves poke bowls, salads, soups and other appetizers.

  • Cost: Choose from one of 16 sushi rolls for $9.95 from 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.
  • Address: 42 Beach St.
  • Hours: 11am-9:45pm Daily

El Oriental de Cuba

What's on the menu: Located in Jamaica Plain, El Oriental de Cuba features authentic Cuban dishes and sandwiches, tropical fruit smoothies, breakfast and coffee.

  • Cost: Sandwiches (starting at $6.99), smoothies ($4), chicken soup ($5.99 small, $7.99 large), stuffed patties (starting at $1.50)
  • Address: 416 Centre St.
  • Hours: 8am-9pm Monday-Thursday; closes at 10pm Friday and Saturday and at 8pm Sunday.

Gene's Cafe

What's on the menu: Gene's serves noodle dishes, flatbread sandwiches, soups and skewers.

  • Cost: Noodle soups (starting at $9.97), flatbread sandwiches (starting at $5.50)
  • Address: 86 Bedford St.
  • Hours: 11am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday

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