Boston’s Best Mediterranean Food

December 11, 2013 6:00 AM

Photo Credit: Zo Boston

Boston is filled with restaurants, each with its own specialty, including some great Mediterranean spots. Some cater to customers that need something quick to eat for lunch while others offer a place to relax, sit and savor wine and a hearty entrée. From Greek salad to falafel, hummus and gyros, the following locations have you covered for your Mediterranean cuisine cravings.
Photo Credit: Piperi Boston

Photo Credit: Piperi Boston

Piperi Mediterranean Grill
1 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-7471

Piperi Mediterranean Grill offers up quick, affordable lunch options with a convenient location near the Government Center T and steps from Downtown Crossing. The menu features favorites like falafel, chips with hummus, mezze platters and flatbread sandwiches. Everything is under $8 at this take-out spot with an easy-to-follow menu, allowing diners to choose if they want salads, sandwiches or a platter with veggies, protein, toppings and sauces of their choice.

Photo Credit: Zo Boston

Photo Credit: Zo Boston

Zo Boston
Faneuil Hall
92 State St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-0101

Another quick lunch location is Zo, at Faneuil Hall, surrounded by the stores, bars, offices, historical attractions and other excitement the area has to offer. The menu is short and to the point, with a focus on perfectly prepared gyros, pitas, soups and salads. The authentic Greek cuisine shines, with a highlight of the menu focused on the original gyros, with pork, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce in a warm flatbread.

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Photo Credit: Boston Kebab House

Photo Credit: Boston Kebab House

Boston Kebab House
7 Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 227-6900

There is a reason the line extends around the corner and out the door at Boston Kebab House during lunch break for Financial District business employees. Because of the homemade falafel, made-to-order fresh salads, the Mediterranean meze bar and kebab platters, people come back time and time again for delicious dishes. All of the options make for a hearty, filling and tasty meal, especially the lamb, kofte, chicken, swordfish and even steak tip kebabs.

Falafel King
260 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-6400

Right in downtown Boston on Washington Street is Falafel King, a new location that has already become an area favorite. Of course the most popular items include the falafel, but Falafel King also offers plenty of other sandwiches, wraps, salads and menu selections for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Tabouleh, hummus and baba ganoush are just a few of the other highlights at this quick, casual lunch spot. There are dishes to appeal to all, since you can get something light like pita with a spread along with salad or go for a hearty kebab platter with meat and rice, all for affordable prices.

Photo Credit: Cafe de Boston

Photo Credit: Cafe de Boston

Cafe de Boston
75 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 482-1006

Cafe de Boston has so many options to pick from. There are two buffets with tons of veggies, salads like chicken, tuna or tortellini, plus a create-your-own-salad line if you would rather leave it to the experts to mix up your meal. Then there are sandwiches, warm entrees and even pizza. There are plenty of places to sit down and nosh on Turkish kebabs, grape leaves and falafel or the Greek wrap with veggies, feta and Greek vinaigrette. Pasta, crepes, burgers, crab cakes and so much more are featured here at this location, right amongst the businesses, shops and restaurants of Downtown Crossing. There are so many options to pick from, be careful, since the buffets are priced by weight, and you may be looking at a $10+ meal.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on