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Boston’s most passionate foodies have spoken and the category winners for Best Cuisine in Boston have been determined. Now it’s time to vote for The Single Best Lunch in Boston in the Best of Fooda Boston Awards 2017!

Finalists by Cuisine Type

Best Asian Lunch in Boston: SA PA

SA PA combines every thing you love about fast-casual dining with fresh Asian flavors. This eatery continues the Vietnamese tradition of using local ingredients by sourcing from purveyors across New England. Whether you’re in the mood for a noodle bowl, bahn mi, or burrito, you can easily customize a meal to suit your cravings at SA PA. Whatever you decide on, don’t hesitate to add a scoop of kimchi!

Best BBQ Lunch in Boston: Red-Eyed Pig

Tucked away in West Roxbury, Red-Eyed Pig specializes in southern BBQ served in familiar formats. A bowl comes with your choice of mac and cheese or rice, pulled pork or chicken, and is served over lettuce and smothered in BBQ sauce. Red-Eyed Pig also serves up an impressive selection of seafood, like the Shrimp Po Boy and a Cajun Cornmeal Crusted Whitefish, both served with a tangy remoulade.

Best Mediterranean Lunch in Boston: The Grill

The Grill is on a mission to introduce Bostonians to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine through fresh, healthy, made-to-order menu items. Think tender gyros, veggie-loaded salads, shish kabobs, falafel platters, and spinach pies. If you’re new to Mediterranean cuisine, the Mezza Plate gives you a little taste of the basics with hummus, tzatziki, kashk bademjan, and vegetarian stuffed grape leaves.

Best Mexican Lunch in Boston: Pancho’s Taqueria

When it comes to great food, friendly service, and affordable prices – Pancho’s Taqueria checks every box. Foodies go crazy for the pork carnitas and grilled fish burrito, and the lunch combo offers an incredible value. With Fooda, Pancho’s puts you in the driver’s seat with build-your-own burritos, quesadillas and tacos. Choose your format and stuff it to the brim with protein, fresh veggies, and add-ons.

Best American Lunch in Boston: Burger Dive

Have you ever had a burger topped with Fritos and chili? How about a fried egg and Applewood bacon? The folks behind Burger Dive are all about coming up with new ways to enjoy America’s favorite sandwich, and we’re totally on board. In addition to its menu of specialty burgers, omnivores have their choice of chicken sandwiches, turkey burgers, and hotdogs, while vegetarians can customize their meal with a panko crusted portabella and loads of fresh toppings and condiments.