Spanning Mediterranean and Mexican to Chinese, Italian and more, Boston has some great cheap eats. Find super-cheap Sicilian slices at Galleria Umberto, a steaming bowl of ramen at Sapporo Ramen, or a giant, filling burrito at El Pelón Taqueria—all for a great price. Many of Boston's cheapest eats are international in flavor, but you'll find some all-American bites on our list too too, like sub-$2 hot dogs and massive servings of brunch favorites.
Though Boston is known for its high cost of living, there are a number of ways to enjoy some of the best things about the city while sticking to a budget. Believe it or not, there are many free things to do in Boston, as well as plenty of activities and outings that will usually cost less than $12. When you want to save your dough to splurge on the best fine dining in Boston or Boston’s best shopping, stick to our list of the best cheap things to do in Boston, from cheap eats to cheap activities.
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