Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe
Luckily, Boston and its neighboring towns have a prodigious variety of inexpensive offerings for the intrepid food explorer, or those who simply appreciate a delicious meal that doesn't leave you destitute. Here are 10 great cheap eats in and around Boston, ranging from to-go joints to sit-down restaurants, where I've found you can eat well—and substantially—for $10 or less.
From mapo tofu to biang biang noodles to handmade dumplings, Boston's Chinese food scene is solid—and many dishes can go head-to-head with their counterparts in the mother country. Here's where to find the best of the best.