$ = budget eats. $10 or less to fill up
$$= a little bit more, $10-$15
$$$= fairly pricey. Usually out of the student budget.
In George Sherman Union
Starbucks | 775 Commonwealth Avenue (BU Central) | Website
$ | Good coffee and specialty coffee drinks, plus fruit, sandwiches, and pastries.
Rhett’s | 775 Commonwealth Avenue (BU Central) | Website
$ | Counter-serve spot on the BU campus with breakfast, burgers & other diner staples.
Panda Express | 775 Commonwealth Avenue (BU Central) | Website
$ | Chinese restaurant, Fast-food chain, including some health-conscious options.
City Convenience | 702 Commonwealth Ave (BU East) | Website
$ | City Convenience features both a Subway sandwich shop, a Dunkin’ Donuts, grab-n-go meals, snacks, and more.
Clear Flour Bread | 178 Thorndike St (Packards Corner) | Website
$$ | Charming bakery specializing in French- & Italian-inspired loaves, plus a variety of pastries and tarts all made from organic flour.
Dunkin’ Donuts | 530 Commonwealth Ave (Kenmore) | Website
$ | Light roasted coffee, bagels, and donuts. If you are in a hurry this will fill you up and give you your caffeine fix.
Einstein Bros. Bagels | 725 Commonwealth Ave. (BU East) | Website
$ | Counter-service chain offering egg sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods & a variety of bagels.
Pavement Café | 736 Commonwealth Ave. (BU Central) | Website
$ | Good coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, etc. They have pastries and a variety of bagels and spreads. They also have sandwiches and soups for lunch.
Starbucks | GSU Food Court 775 Comm. Ave. (BU Central) / BU Questrom School of Business 595 Comm. Ave- Second Floor (Blanford St) / 700 Comm Ave (BU East) | Website
$ | Good coffee and specialty coffee drinks. They also have fruit and pastries.
Lunch & Dinner
Audubon Boston | 838 Beacon St. (St. Mary’s St.) | Website
$$ | Eclectic fare such as Asian bites & burgers plus craft beers & cocktails in a sleek eatery & bar.
Basho Express | 700 Commonwealth Ave (BU East) | Website
$$ | Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads.
Brown Sugar Cafe | 1033 Commonwealth Ave (Babcock St.) | Website
$$ | Very good Thai food.
Chipotle |876 Commonwealth Ave | Website
$$ | Vegan bowls, Keto bowl w/chicken, Burritos
Crispy Crepes Cafe | 714 Commonwealth Avenue (BU East) | Website
$ | Mediterranean Restaurant, french crepes, pasta, panini, etc.
Fuller’s BU Pub| 225 Bay State Rd.| Website
$ | Loaded Nachos, Chicken Wings, Fish & Chips, Ranch Chicken Sandwich
Greens & Grains | 775 Commonwealth Avenue (BU East) | Website
$ | Fresh, local greens and grains: Caesar Salad, Southwest Avocado Salad, Shaker Salads & Fruits
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ | 1002 Beacon St. (St Mary’s Street) | Website
$$ | Chain Japanese yakiniku restaurant specializing in Japanese barbecue.
Holly Crab | 1098 Commonwealth Avenue (Packards Corner) | Website
$$ | Southern-inspired spicy crab & other seafood boils served with gumbo in counter-serve digs.
India Quality | 484 Commonwealth Ave. (Kenmore) | Website
$ | Very good Indian food. Lunch is a great deal. Vegetarian options.
Life Alive Organic Cafe | 888 Commonwealth Ave. (St. Paul St.) | Website
$ | Organic, whole food. Smoothie bowls, salads, soups, etc.
Mei Mei | 506 Park Dr (St. Mary’s St) | Website
$ | Upbeat outfit serving carefully sourced Asian-American fusion fare like scallion pancake sandwiches.
Noodle Street | 627 Commonwealth Avenue (Blanford St) | Website
$$ | Quick Asian bites like noodles & stir-fry in a laid-back eatery with street sign-themed digs.
Nud Pob Thai Cuisine| 738 Commonwealth Avenue (BU Central) | Website
$$ | Thai restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients.
OTTO | 888 Commonwealth Avenue (St. Paul St.) | Website
$$ | Local pizza chain specializing in thin-crust, gourmet pies; takeout & delivery available.
Raising Cane’s Chicken | 949 Commonwealth Avenue (West Campus) | Website
$ | Chicken Fingers, Sandwich Combo, Caniac Combo
Sunset Cantina | 916 Commonwealth Ave. (St. Paul St.) | Website
$$ | Mexican, barbecue, TexMex. Known for their killer margaritas. The bar is open late every night.
Subway | 700 Commonwealth Ave. (BU East) | Website
$ | Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.
Taco Bell Cantina | 872 Commonwealth Ave. (St. Paul St.) | Website
$| Taco Bell with alcoholic beverages.
University Grill and Pizza | 712 Commonwealth Avenue #1 (BU East) | Website
$ | Campus pizzeria with counter-serve Greek fare, burgers, subs, pasta & housemade brownies.