The 6 Best Lunch Spots In East Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

With gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups on every corner, there's no reason to skip lunch in East Boston. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in East Boston. You won’t find better midday eats than those offered by these delicious lunch spots!

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La Fonda Colombiana

Colombian, $$, East BostonColombian, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0
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Santarpio's Pizza

Pizza, $, East BostonPizza, $Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Rincon Limeño Restaurant

Peruvian, $$, East BostonPeruvian, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
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El Palmar Restaurant

Mexican, $$, East BostonMexican, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Sunny Cafe

Asian, $, East BostonAsian, $Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Pazza on Porter

Italian, $$, East BostonItalian, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in East Boston. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Boston, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and Infatuation and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Explore the 5 most popular spots in East Boston and Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink In Allston. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.


The highest-rated restaurants in East Boston for boozy lunches are La Fonda Colombiana, Rincon Limeño Restaurant, and Taqueria Jalisco.

Santarpio's Pizza, Tawakal Halal Cafe, and Mario's Restaurant are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in East Boston.

Tawakal Halal Cafe, Rincon Limeño Restaurant, and Dirty Water Dough are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in East Boston.

Dirty Water Dough and Sunny Cafe are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in East Boston.

Santarpio's Pizza, Mario's Restaurant, and La Fonda Colombiana are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in East Boston.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for banh mi

    When ordering banh mi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Kabinett with banh mi

    When considering how to best enjoy your banh mi, we would highlight how well a glass of Kabinett complements the dish as it cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Go for Muscat de Alexandria with banh mi

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Muscat de Alexandria. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cuts through the fattiness of the meat.

Interesting facts

  • A popular dish

    Have you ever had a tasty bulgogi? Well it’s an absolute classic in Korea!

  • National Tacos Day

    In The United States, taco-lovers come together annually on October 4 to celebrate National Tacos Day.

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating sushi, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice green tea.

Parking information

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