Best of TASTE Bash 2019 at Portsmouth Harbor Events Center, Portsmouth, NH
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BREAKFAST
The Golden Egg
For another year, The Golden Egg has wowed its guests with their delicious breakfast options at a great price. The majority of the menu items are under $10, and with every side order less than $4, there’s room to try a little of everything, and then some. 960 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-0519, goldeneggrestaurant.com
RUNNERS-UP
Colby’s Breakfast & Lunch Joint, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-3033
Betty’s Kitchen, North Hampton, N.H., bettyskitchen.com
Café Espresso, Portsmouth, N.H., cafe—espresso.com

LUNCH
The 401 Tavern
The 401 Tavern offers an assortment of reasonably priced dishes. “I think a lot of people come in because our lunches are fast, inexpensive, and you get quality food, which is very important,” says Manager Paula Stanca. Favorites include the Triple Play, a lobster roll, cup of chowder, and salad, or the Petite Haddock, a fresh, native filet served with the same sides. 401 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H., 603-926-8800, the401tavern.com
RUNNERS-UP
Lexie’s Joint, multiple locations, lexiesjoint.com
Beach Pea Baking Co., Kittery, Maine, beachpeabaking.com
The Kitchen, Portsmouth, N.H., thekitchennh.com

DINNER
STREET
Maintaining their title for the second year, STREET co-owners Josh Lanahan and Michelle Lozuaway provide an array of dinner options at affordable prices. “I think we have some delicious, different things that aren’t available anywhere else,” says Lanahan. Guests can sample dishes from all around the world, like the popular, Cemita (veggie burger or fried chicken on a bun), or the Korean Bibimbap, a rice bowl meal. 801 Islington Street, Portsmouth, N.H., 603-436-0860, streetfood360.com
RUNNERS-UP
The Maine Diner, Wells, Maine, mainediner.com
Lexie’s Joint, multiple locations, lexiesjoint.com
Gilley’s PM Lunch, Portsmouth, N.H., gilleyspmlunch.com