Gene’s is cash-only, but you won’t need much for a good meal. Join students and nearby office workers for hand-pulled noodles, spicy soups and the namesake beef flatbread sandwiches. The choices of regional Xi’an noodle dishes will leave you fully satisfied for not much more than a tenner, and you can't beat Gene’s Hot Sour Noodle Soup: a bowl of chewy noods in a hot, spicy and sour broth with bean sprouts, carrots, cilantro and pork.
Yes, our city is a notoriously expensive place to live, drink and dine. But there are a number of spots where you can get an affordable, tasty meal. The best cheap eats in Boston are satisfying dishes made with care and that are actually delicious. Here are some of our favorites, all of which ring in at $10 or less (OK, with one exception). In addition to the top spots listed here, you can usually find reasonably priced food at the best Mediterranean restaurants, best Thai restaurants and best Indian restaurants in town. And when money is no object, you can try one of the best fine dining restaurants and really splurge.
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