given some good response to threads here lately, I think it’s time for a cheap eats thread, given that this was always one of my favorite topics at the old place. I’m thinking of a cutoff of sub-10$ or so, though I know there may be some dissension over what exactly constitutes a cheap eat. (I remember one Chowhound thread years ago getting a little hung up over whether a 7 buck hot dog was a cheap eat or not!) But let’s not get too didactic, and just get on with it. For what it’s worth, here’s a few of the things I like in this category:
Ma La vegetable or MDM noodle soup at MDM noodles in Brighton
Plain slice at Sillari’s Pizza, Malden
Claypot rice at Claypot Cafe in Chinatown, Boston
Number 4 hand pulled noodle, Gene’s Flatbread in Woburn
Italian calzone from Marco’s, Woburn
5$ loaf of bread from Dom’s, Medford (have asked twice where they get this loaf from and have gotten no answer. But it’s huge and really good and five bucks.
Cheese pupusas at Sabor Especial, Revere
French toast and rice plates at Cafe de Lulu, Malden
Potato and egg sub, Avellino’s Medford
Egg tarts at Great Taste, Chinatown
Chicken Saag, Mint Indian Eatery in Somerville
and an old favorite: banh mi from Mei Sum Bakery, Chinatown.
So, Ho’ers: what are your fave cheap meals in the area? Please let us know!