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12 Excellent Dorchester Restaurants for Takeout and Delivery

Enjoy the best of Dorchester, from Vietnamese to tacos to soul food to roti

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A burrito from the newly opened Dora Taqueria in Dorchester
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Here are 12 excellent Dorchester restaurants that are offering takeout and/or delivery during the ongoing pandemic. For a broader look at delivery options in Boston and beyond — and takeout options, too — check this list.

Note: To best support restaurants, order directly from a restaurant’s own website or phone number, whenever possible, rather than via third-party apps, which typically take a large cut of each order.

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Singh's Roti Shop

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Singh’s Roti Shop is one of the very best restaurants in Boston. It’s where to go for roti, a dish that originated in the West Indies (in Trinidad, more specifically) and is a sort of curried stew served with or wrapped by a flatbread similar in constitution and taste to the kind you’d find on the Indian subcontinent. Order the goat roti, and get an order of doubles too — two pieces of fried dough packed with sweet and spicy chickpeas. If it’s available, don’t skip Singh’s homemade hot sauce.

Singh’s is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A serving of doubles — spicy and sweet chickpeas sandwiched between two pieces of fried dough — sits on white paper on a counter, illuminated by a glowing blue light
Doubles from Singh’s
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Dora Taqueria

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This Upham’s Corner taqueria offers tacos (including the wildly popular birria variety), tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and more.

Dora is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A Mexican torta sits on a white plate with green herbs scattered around it.
A torta at Dora Taqueria
Dora Taqueria/Official Site

Ba Le Restaurant

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Boston has an excellent banh mi scene, but Ba Le does it best. Its barbecue beef banh mi may just be the best sandwich in the entire city. Pick up some Vietnamese groceries (and a Vietnamese iced coffee) while you’re there.

Ba Le is open for takeout.

Hands hold two banh mi over pavement Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Prieto Empanadas

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Prieto’s empanada menu is lengthy; it includes mixed seafood; chicken; beef; egg; ham and cheese; vegetables with cheese; and more. Try a passionfruit or guava juice on the side.

Prieto is open for takeout and delivery via its own website.

Food for the Soul

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As the name suggests, Food for the Soul is serving Southern soul food. Located in Dorchester’s Grove Hall neighborhood, the restaurant also helped feed upwards of 1,000 people a day when the pandemic first broke out — from school children to seniors — in conjunction with Violence in Boston Inc.

Food for the Soul is open for takeout and delivery.

Six whole chickens seasoned and lined up on two metal rotisserie spears
Rotisserie chicken in the works at Food for the Soul
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Bếp Bụi

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Bếp Bụi is located near Dorchester’s Fields Corner neighborhood. As such, it’s part of that neighborhood’s excellent Vietnamese food scene.

Bếp Bụi is open for takeout.

Murl's Kitchen

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Order Murl’s for a taste of Jamaican cuisine. Its menu includes classics such as beef patties, jerk chicken, oxtail, and curried goat.

Murl’s is open for takeout and delivery.

Overhead view of an orange-colored soup packed with fresh herbs
Lentil soup at Murl’s Kitchen
Murl’s Kitchen/Facebook

Santo Domingo Restaurant

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This Dorchester spot is serving some of the best Dominican food in the city. The roast pork and barbecue chicken are worth your coins; each is served with rice, beans, and fried plantains. Don’t miss the mofongo.

Santo Domingo Restaurant is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A small fried fish sits in a white styrofoam container with a side of sliced carrots, white onion, and broccoli
Whole fried fish at Santo Domingo Restaurant
Santo Domingo Restaurant/Facebook

50Kitchen

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Chef Anthony Caldwell opened his dream restaurant just weeks before the pandemic hit Massachusetts. Support one of Dorchester’s newest (and one of Boston’s best new) restaurants by ordering Caldwell’s fusion of Southern soul food and various Asian cuisines.

50Kitchen is open for takeout and delivery.

Three salmon sliders sit atop a white plate, along with slaw and French fries.
Salmon sliders from 50Kitchen
Anthony Caldwell

Saigon Seafood Restaurant

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Try the spicy salt and pepper squid, or the clams grilled with scallions and peanuts, from this Fields Corner Vietnamese spot.

Saigon Seafood is open for takeout and delivery ($4 fee, $20 minimum order) via its website.

Meat and vegetables rest in a deeply colored brown broth, accompanied with sprouts, herbs, and hot sauce
Soup from Saigon Seafood
Saigon Seafood/Official Website

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor

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This vegan joint in Four Corners specializes in wraps, grain bowls, salads, and smoothies. Its sibling restaurant — Oasis, which serves Caribbean-inspired cuisine — is also offering delivery at the moment.

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor is open for takeout and delivery.

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
An array of food at Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor/Facebook

Lower Mills Tavern

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Lower Mills Tavern is the spot in Dorchester for excellent pub fare. For folks with a hankering for a burger, Lower Mills Tavern can’t be beat at the moment.

Lower Mills Tavern is open for takeout and delivery.

A burger with cheese and bacon, loaded between a sesame seed bun
A burger from Lower Mills Tavern
Lower Mills Tavern/Official Website

Singh's Roti Shop

Singh’s Roti Shop is one of the very best restaurants in Boston. It’s where to go for roti, a dish that originated in the West Indies (in Trinidad, more specifically) and is a sort of curried stew served with or wrapped by a flatbread similar in constitution and taste to the kind you’d find on the Indian subcontinent. Order the goat roti, and get an order of doubles too — two pieces of fried dough packed with sweet and spicy chickpeas. If it’s available, don’t skip Singh’s homemade hot sauce.

Singh’s is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A serving of doubles — spicy and sweet chickpeas sandwiched between two pieces of fried dough — sits on white paper on a counter, illuminated by a glowing blue light
Doubles from Singh’s
Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Dora Taqueria

This Upham’s Corner taqueria offers tacos (including the wildly popular birria variety), tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and more.

Dora is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A Mexican torta sits on a white plate with green herbs scattered around it.
A torta at Dora Taqueria
Dora Taqueria/Official Site

Ba Le Restaurant

Boston has an excellent banh mi scene, but Ba Le does it best. Its barbecue beef banh mi may just be the best sandwich in the entire city. Pick up some Vietnamese groceries (and a Vietnamese iced coffee) while you’re there.

Ba Le is open for takeout.

Hands hold two banh mi over pavement Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater

Prieto Empanadas

Prieto’s empanada menu is lengthy; it includes mixed seafood; chicken; beef; egg; ham and cheese; vegetables with cheese; and more. Try a passionfruit or guava juice on the side.

Prieto is open for takeout and delivery via its own website.

Food for the Soul

As the name suggests, Food for the Soul is serving Southern soul food. Located in Dorchester’s Grove Hall neighborhood, the restaurant also helped feed upwards of 1,000 people a day when the pandemic first broke out — from school children to seniors — in conjunction with Violence in Boston Inc.

Food for the Soul is open for takeout and delivery.

Six whole chickens seasoned and lined up on two metal rotisserie spears
Rotisserie chicken in the works at Food for the Soul
Food for the Soul/Facebook

Bếp Bụi

Bếp Bụi is located near Dorchester’s Fields Corner neighborhood. As such, it’s part of that neighborhood’s excellent Vietnamese food scene.

Bếp Bụi is open for takeout.

Murl's Kitchen

Order Murl’s for a taste of Jamaican cuisine. Its menu includes classics such as beef patties, jerk chicken, oxtail, and curried goat.

Murl’s is open for takeout and delivery.

Overhead view of an orange-colored soup packed with fresh herbs
Lentil soup at Murl’s Kitchen
Murl’s Kitchen/Facebook

Santo Domingo Restaurant

This Dorchester spot is serving some of the best Dominican food in the city. The roast pork and barbecue chicken are worth your coins; each is served with rice, beans, and fried plantains. Don’t miss the mofongo.

Santo Domingo Restaurant is open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.

A small fried fish sits in a white styrofoam container with a side of sliced carrots, white onion, and broccoli
Whole fried fish at Santo Domingo Restaurant
Santo Domingo Restaurant/Facebook

50Kitchen

Chef Anthony Caldwell opened his dream restaurant just weeks before the pandemic hit Massachusetts. Support one of Dorchester’s newest (and one of Boston’s best new) restaurants by ordering Caldwell’s fusion of Southern soul food and various Asian cuisines.

50Kitchen is open for takeout and delivery.

Three salmon sliders sit atop a white plate, along with slaw and French fries.
Salmon sliders from 50Kitchen
Anthony Caldwell

Saigon Seafood Restaurant

Try the spicy salt and pepper squid, or the clams grilled with scallions and peanuts, from this Fields Corner Vietnamese spot.

Saigon Seafood is open for takeout and delivery ($4 fee, $20 minimum order) via its website.

Meat and vegetables rest in a deeply colored brown broth, accompanied with sprouts, herbs, and hot sauce
Soup from Saigon Seafood
Saigon Seafood/Official Website

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor

This vegan joint in Four Corners specializes in wraps, grain bowls, salads, and smoothies. Its sibling restaurant — Oasis, which serves Caribbean-inspired cuisine — is also offering delivery at the moment.

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor is open for takeout and delivery.

Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
An array of food at Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor/Facebook

Lower Mills Tavern

Lower Mills Tavern is the spot in Dorchester for excellent pub fare. For folks with a hankering for a burger, Lower Mills Tavern can’t be beat at the moment.

Lower Mills Tavern is open for takeout and delivery.

A burger with cheese and bacon, loaded between a sesame seed bun
A burger from Lower Mills Tavern
Lower Mills Tavern/Official Website

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