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Your guide to the 4 top spots in Boston's North Dorchester neighborhood

Photo: Shanti Indian Cuisine/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 10, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that North Dorchester has to offer? Get to know this Boston neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Vietnamese restaurant to a pizzeria.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in North Dorchester, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Banh Mi Ba Le

Photo: anna p./Yelp

Topping the list is Vietnamese spot Banh Mi Ba Le, which offers sandwiches and more. Located at 1052 Dorchester Ave. (between St. William and Pearl streets), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 380 reviews on Yelp. The restaurant offers BBQ pork banh mi, vegetarian lo mein, papaya salad and more.

2. Shanti Indian Cuisine

Photo: lorena u./Yelp

Next up is Indian, Bangladeshi and Asian fusion spot Shanti Indian Cuisine, situated at 1111 Dorchester Ave. (between Melvinside Terrace and Savin Hill Avenue). With four stars out of 384 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite. Menu items include meat samosas, chicken tikka and shrimp salad.

3. Honeycomb Cafe

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Breakfast and brunch spot Honeycomb Cafe, which offers coffee and tea and sandwiches, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 107-109 Savin Hill Ave., 4.5 stars out of 63 reviews. On the menu, look for the Green Goddess smoothie, avocado toast or Caprese panino. 

4. The Avenue Grille & Pizzeria

Photo: amanda p./Yelp

The Avenue Grille & Pizzeria, a spot to score pizza and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 166 Yelp reviews. Head over to 856 Dorchester Ave. (between Roseclair Street and Columbia Road) to see for yourself. The menu offers Buffalo Chicken Blue pizza, chef salad and eggplant roll-ups. 


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