Boston is home to a number of reputed educational institutions, and is aptly known as America’s college town. The city has more than 250,000 students at any point of time during a year. Catering to them are a number of popular student-friendly eating joints in the city that the college goers flock at every day. And then, there are also a few hidden gems, a few restaurants that are student-friendly but not known to many. Here is a peek into the less-known student friendly restaurants in and around Boston.
Inna’s Kitchen is a small, hidden Jewish restaurant in Pelham Street. The place is close to Boston College but is not known to even the students there, who often pass through the other side of the restaurant towards Coolidge Corner or Brookline’s Washington Square. You must go west from Boston College to find this restaurant which offers delicious Middle Eastern, Russian and even African dishes at affordable prices. Some of the must try items on the menu here include pastrami sandwiches, sweet and sour cabbage soup, roasted sweet potatoes, eggplant caviar and tabbouleh.
Situated in Hanover Street, Giacomo’s is one of the most affordable Italian restaurants in town. The place offers some of the best Italian food in Boston and a number of treats to offer for vegetarians. Among the dishes you must try here are the Fried Calamari, Caprese Salad, the Butternut Squash Ravioli, and the house special Zuppa Di Pesce.
One of the hidden gems close to University of Massachusetts in Boston is McKenna’s Café, which is a great place to get your breakfast and lunch. The place is a short and pleasant walk from the university and offers tasty open-faced Turkey Sandwiches, French toast coated with granola, and the house special Savin Hill scrambler which includes scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage with fries.
Situated in Harvard Street in Brookline, Dok Bua is a less-known Thai eating joint that offers dishes like steamed pork dumplings, pad Thai and crispy chicken, and the golden bags, a Thai delicacy made of chicken, corn and onion, at ridiculously low prices. The staff is efficient and food is also served pretty quickly, which makes it a great place for college students who want to catch a quick bite between classes.
The Squealing Pig
With a rather interesting name and a cozy atmosphere, the Squealing Pig is an Irish pub and restaurant near Northeastern University. The place offers the usual fish and chip, burgers, pizza, Guinness stew besides the drinks at reasonably low prices. Unless you are specifically looking for it on Smith Street, you can easily miss the Squealing Pig.