Best of Boston

2020 Best Neighborhood Takeout, Eastie

Tawakal Halal Cafe

From-scratch sambusa wrappers stuffed and fried to a hot, flaky crisp, followed by tangled piles of spaghetti sauced with a velvety stew of fragrantly spiced braised goat: Such soul-warming Somali comfort food certainly takes the edge off these anxiety-ridden times. Bonus points for bottles of signature hot sauce available for enlivening humdrum home cooking with East African herbs.

389 Maverick St., Boston, 617-418-5890,