While I love to dine at Icon, Gianmarco's, etc. as much as the next 'hound, sometimes such destinations fall outside of my budget. Yes, I realize y'all must have been thinking I was independently rich by now but that is not exactly the case.
One of the reasons I loved Boston was for the sheer variety of places you could drop by to pick-up or eat-in a specialty dish at a relative bargain. While I hate to specify cheap, what are your favorite take-out or eat in dishes for say under ~ $7ish? For example, the bahn mi at Que Huong, the carnitas taco at Cantina, maybe the gyro at the place Barb mentioned out on Lorna Road, etc. Sure some of these might be repeats but I'm bound to come across something I haven't tried (still haven't tried the gyro out on Lorna Rd). Anything from a favorite appetizer you often crave to just the best shwarma, to the best fries, nachos, whatever.