Meal Plan: 10 Cheap Eats in The Fenway Under $10

School is expensive. Eating out doesn’t have to be. The Fenway is home to plenty of restaurants offering daily specials for students on a shoestring budget. So grab that fist-full of leftover bookstore dollars and check out one of our 10 recommendations below for when that pallet of ramen just isn’t going to cut it.

El Pelon – With five taco options under $5, this restaurant row mainstay will make you want to celebrate taco Tuesday all week long!

Cask n' Flagon – This Fenway institution is the go-to spot for hungry Sox fans, tourists, and college students alike, serving up hearty lunch specials, complete with house-made pickle chips, for under $10 all week long.

Tasty Burger – They named a special after you and your friends. Take advantage of the “Starving Student” and pick up a burger, side of fries, and even a nice cold can of beer for $10.

Cornwall’s – The golden lion provides. Located in the heart of Kenmore Square, Cornwall’s extensive and cheap menu offers you plenty of variety for your hard-earned work-study dollars. Thick deli sandwiches and ample entrées will keep you satiated for your study sessions, plus they’ve got board games, darts, and pool for a little play time.

Yard House – They’re best known for having the largest selection of draft beer in town, but the Yard House also offers cheap eats if you’re too young to opt for a liquid lunch. For under $10, pick up a half pizza or half sandwich with soup or salad, or try a combination of their flavorful street tacos.

Little Steve's – Tucked in the heart of the Berklee campus, Little Steve’s might best be known for their giant, NYC-inspired pizza slices, but its menu offers plenty of all your favorite comfort foods at a convenient price. Stop by for a quick lunch or take advantage of their 2 a.m. closing time for a late-night study snack.

Gyro City – Learn some Greek and eat like the gods, all for mortal prices. Fill your plate with Loukaniko, Souvlaki, Bifteki, and a generous offerings of sides all for under $10 at this neighborhood favorite.

sweetgreen – You understand the hype about kale by now. Prove to your parents you can make smart dietary choices even when you’re not at home and visit sweetgreen. Take advantage of their healthy salad and grain bowls, all under $10.

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Sweet Cheeks –  Heaping pulled pork and chicken sandwiches served with your choice of a “hot scoop” or “cold scoop” side for under $10 make Sweet Cheeks a no-brainer after class. Just popping in for a snack? They’ve got Salt & Pepper Potatoes for just $5.


Saloniki – This Greek eatery features pita sandwiches, plates, and salads you can build yourself all under $10. If you just got that card from your parents with the $20 in it, treat yourself to a serving of the Greek yogurt with honey or jam or house-made baklava.




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