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10 best places for a good, fast lunch in Boston Seaport

Are you running on empty — but a bagel from Dunkin’s just isn’t going to hit the spot?

Well, here’s the good news: Boston’s Seaport district offers a wide variety of lunch restaurants that cater to every taste, both in terms of cuisine and ambiance. Here are 10 of our favorites:

  1. Yoki Express:

    If you have a craving for sushi but you want to make sure it’s healthy, too, then Yoki Express, located at 53 Boston Wharf Road, is a brilliant place for lunch. In addition, all of their poultry and meats are hormone- and antibiotic-free, and most of the vegetables are organic and locally sourced. Along with a menu of signature burritos and poke’ bowls, this restaurant offers “make your own” dishes that allow you to mix and match as you like.

  2. Aceituna Grill:

    Do you like Mediterranean food? Then you’ll love Aceituna Grill. This counter serve restaurant, located at 57 Boston Wharf Road, is famous for its shawarma — marinated meat that’s slowly cooked on a rotating grill. But that’s not all that’s on the menu: hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, falafel, moussaka, Greek salad and fried cauliflower are just as few of the other yummy dishes you can get here.

  3. By CHLOE.:

    For vegan food that makes your mouth water, look no further than by CHLOE., located at 107 Seaport Boulevard. This counter-serve restaurant is a chill place to enjoy your selection of the extensive menu, which includes options ranging from salads to burgers and from market specials to sweets.

  4. Bon Me:

    Yes, there are Bon Me food trucks, but located at 313 Congress Street (Fort Point) is an actual Bon Me counter-serve café that serves authentic Vietnamese street food. The menu features delicious rice bowls, noodle salads, and even regular sandwiches and salads — as well as Thai basil lemonade, Thai iced tea and Vietnamese iced coffee.

  5. Flour Bakery & Café:

    For hearty sandwiches and delicate French pastries, Flour, located at 12 Farnsworth Street, is one pastry shop you can’t miss — although “shop” doesn’t quite do the well-designed, sleek interior of the café justice. With everything from mortadella sandwiches to salads and grain bowls to cinnamon cream brioche, there’s something for everyone here.

  6. Frank Anthony’s Gourmet Market:

    Frank Anthony’s, located at 9 Fan Pier Boulevard, has it all: a deli, bakery, salad bar and juice bar. Here, you can get everything from a taco salad to a meatball wrap and from a BLT to a Philly Cheese Sloppy Joe. And when the weather allows, you can even take your lunch outside! What’s not to love?

  7. Buco Trattoria:

    Some days, you just have to have homemade pasta for lunch — and on those days, you simply have to go to Buco Trattoria, located at 300 Summer Street. The restaurant itself is bright, airy and comfortable, with super friendly service. The lunch menu is mouthwatering, with all sorts of Italian classics – from Caprese salad to saltimbocca panini to spaghetti alla puttanesca.

  8. Shake Shack:

    Located at 77 Seaport Blvd., Shake Shack is a pleasant counter-serve chain that offers its own unique take on burgers and frozen custard. Favorites include the Shack Stack®, which is a cheeseburger and a ‘shroom burger topped with tomato, lettuce and ShackSauce™ — and of course the famous Shack Attack®, a delicious — and decadent — dessert with chocolate custard, chocolate truffle cookie dough, dark chocolate chunks and fudge sauce topped with chocolate sprinkles.

  9. Così:

    If you’re in the mood for a healthy salad or a hearty sandwich, then Così, located at 2 Seaport Lane, is the place to be. It’s a counter-serve restaurant, so it’s super convenient if you want to take your lunch outside to Eastport Park. The menu is quite varied and includes vegetarian options, such as the hummus & veggie sandwich and the tofu Thai curry. But it also includes BBQ chicken pizzas, Shanghai chicken salad and a turkey chili soup. Fun fact: Così uses a 400-year-old flatbread recipe and bakes its own bread every 20 minutes.

  10. Legal Harborside:

    The 20,000 square-foot Harborside flagship of Legal Seafoods, located on 270, Northern Avenue, is a bustling, airy restaurant with a stunning view of the harbor — especially from the roof deck. But don’t let the hustle and bustle deter you. The service is outstanding and fast, and the multiple menus — all seafood based, of course — list everything from all-time favorites such as oysters, clams and sautéed mussels to grilled swordfish salad to sausage & shrimp orecchiette.

With so many places to choose from, you only have one thing left to do — decide which place you want to try first!

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