Cheap Eats Near Boston University


With over 50 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area, there's no denying Beantown is a college town. One of the best places to go for good, cheap eats is in Allston, where there's a large student population from Boston University and Boston College. Here are five places where you are bound to find delicious eats that will fit the student budget.

Steve's Kitchen

For a hearty breakfast, look no further than this family-owned restaurant that serves up all the classics like eggs, bacon and huge-as-your-plate pancakes to hungover college students and young professionals alike. If you are looking for something beyond breakfast, there's delicious traditional Greek fare like gyros or kebab wraps. Cash only.

S & I Thai

For a reliable neighborhood favorite, this tiny Thai restaurant is perfect to fulfill any noodle, fried rice or curry craving. Make sure to save room for their mango sticky rice. Plan on picking up take-out, since there are only a few tables available inside the restaurant.

Le's Vietnamese Restaurant

The perfect antidote to those cold Boston winters is a steaming bowl of pho from this longtime Boston establishment. If soup is not your thing, there are plenty of other traditional Vietnamese dishes like vermicelli and spring rolls. Make sure to check out their boba smoothies to satisfy any sweet cravings.

The Breakfast Club

This diner that is inspired by the classic 80's film, has breakfast dishes with cheeky names like The Princess and The Jock. The walls are covered in 80's movie posters and 80's music fills the diner on the weekends. There is also an extensive selection of omelets and egg benedicts for reasonable prices. Make sure to get there early on weekends, because this place fills up fast.

Sabor do Brasil

If you want a break from the sub shops and Asian food that is ubiquitous in Allston, this Brazilian café is a great choice. Choose from a selection of grilled meat or seafood, along with staples like beans, rice and veggies. At the end, your food is charged by the pound.

Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She is the founder of Small World This Is, and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.