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Boston area reviewers have given these 10 spots the best of the best status for 2022 for cheap eats around the city. Whether you’re looking for some ravioli, a pastry, pizza, exotic imported cheese or a taco, here are some of the best bets when you want something quick and inexpensive.

  • Vinal Bakery

    222 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143
    Breakfast sandwiches are great – only seats about a dozen. Get something with maple butter!

  • Harry's Cheese and Cold Cuts

    98 Blackstone St Boston, MA 02109
    A small shop that’s been around for decades. Imported cheeses and other cold cuts… olives too. You can get validated parking!

  • El Palmar Restaurant

    290 Bennington St Boston, MA 02128
    Another compact little spot serving up tacos and burritos… good breakfast items too. Try the cheese pupusa.

  • Elmendorf Baking Supplies

    594 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02141
    Reviewers say try the pumpkin chocolate bread, sandwiches, blueberry muffin and an iced coffee.

  • Carmine's Cafe

    69 Huckins Ave Quincy, MA 02171
    A good spot for pizza and sandwiches… and pick up some meatballs. Cash only but there’s an ATM.

  • Recreo Coffee & Roasterie

    1876 Centre St West Roxbury, MA 02132
    You’ll see them roast your coffee right in front of you. The smell will invite you in. They call themselves “the living room of West Roxbury.”

  • Mo'Rockin Fusion

    100 Hanover St Boston, MA 02108
    Inside the Boston Public Market, fresh bowls, falafel, vegetarian and vegan options too.

    Baked falafel bowl 🍲 build it your way #baked #falafel #healthy #bostonterrier #food #pornfood #rice #ricebowl

    Posted by Mo'Rockin Fusion on Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Magic Bites Bakery

    916 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476
    Another spot with very limited real estate but lots of flavor. Great pastries. People love the spanakopita and baklava.

  • Sabella's Ravioli

    910 Broadway Revere, MA 02151
    Not just ravioli. Lots of traditional Italian favorites. The chicken and broccoli ziti is very popular. Bring cash.

    Lobster raviolis $11.95 a dozen.. sold frozen everyday! Come in and get them for Christmas! ❀️😍🦐 πŸ’― real lobster meat.

    Posted by Sabella's Ravioli on Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Third Cliff Bakery

    3531 Washington St Ste 103 Boston, MA 02130
    The spot for croissants according to reviewers.