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Boston's 3 Favorite Spots to Find Affordable African Food

posted on: Feb 13, 2020

Boston's 3 Favorite Spots to Find Affordable African Food

SOURCE: HOODLINE

Craving African food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable African restaurants around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Pita

PHOTO: PITA/YELP

Topping the list is Pita. Located at 473 Albany St. between Malden and Union Park streets in South End, the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Moroccan spot is the highest-rated cheap African restaurant in Boston, boasting four stars out of 221 reviews on Yelp.

Yelp can tell you more about Pita.

“In May, Fez native Rod Ouassaidi opened the 20-seat spot in the former Albany Sandwich Shop,” the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile. “Rod makes everything from scratch.”

Furthermore, we found this about the business’s signature items: “Serving delicious fresh Mediterranean dishes, including hummus, falafel, kebabs, chicken shawarma, lamb shanks [and] meat pie, just to name a few,” it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. “Food is halal.”

2. Garden Halal Meat

PHOTO: LAURA G./YELP

Next up is Haymarket’s Garden Halal Meat, situated at 96 Blackstone St. With four stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp, the African, Middle Eastern and halal spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.

Yelper Shuang Z., who reviewed Garden Halal Meat on Jan. 5, wrote, “Awesome hole-in-the-wall type of ethnic grocery shop underground with a small diner on street level. They sell Algerian style beef and veggies, and you can buy Turkish and Moroccan style spices.”

Yelper Hichem G. wrote, “This restaurant is my favorite one when it comes to Algerian/Morrocan food; they serve really delicious food for cheap prices; they have special plates on Friday.”

3. Mo’Rockin Fusion

PHOTO: DAVE S./YELP

Haymarket’s Mo’Rockin Fusion, located at 100 Hanover St. between Union and Marshall streets, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap food truck and Moroccan spot 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews.

We found more information about Mo’Rockin Fusion on Yelp.

“Mo’Rockin Fusion is a local food truck…in Boston that puts a spin on classic Moroccan cuisine, from the lamb cooked Tanjia style from Marrakesh City to the beef Tajin from the Atlas mountains,” the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile. “Chef Morad brings his extensive experience from some of Boston’s finest restaurants (Top Of The Hub, Smith & Wollensky), Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City [and] Comptoir Darna in Morocco. Signature dishes are cooked with traditional Moroccan herbs and spices, topped with delicious sauces.”