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The Best Cheap Eats in Toronto

The Best Cheap Eats in Toronto

The Best Cheap Eats in Toronto

We all love to eat out, but unfortunately with it comes a few downsides, like receiving that higher than normal monthly credit card statement. Eating out is convenient when you don't have time to make food at home, it’s a great way to catch up with friends or a nice treat for yourself when you want to switch things up and indulge.

Eating out can be expensive but it really does not have to be. Toronto is home to way too many wonderful cheap eats to miss out on all the delicious options this city has to offer, so we have listed some of our favourites for you below. Deciding what to include in this list was difficult, but we have managed to come up with 30 spots that won't break the bank. These spots are spread out all over Toronto, from the best cheap pizza slices, to hole-in-the-wall taco joints. From shawarma spots to cheap Chinatown dumplings -- if it is $10 dollars or under before tax, we have considered it. Look no further for your guide to cheap eats in Toronto. 

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1

511 Rogers Rd

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria - Rogers

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria - Rogers

Another classic pizza joint in the city and a must try! Pizza is always a great option for a fast, easy and cheap meal. North of Brooklyn is not to be missed. For under $5 you can enjoy a slice.

3

610 College St

PG Clucks

PG Clucks

This fried chicken joint is all the rage! With two locations you can get your fix if you are in the Annex or passing through Little Italy!

4

184 Ossington Ave

Superpoint

Superpoint

$5 dollars a slice at their front counter. One of the Ossington strip’s favourite pizza joints. Don't miss out on trying their spicy honey on your pizza, it's a game changer. 

5

4800 Sheppard Ave E

Babu

Babu

This strip mall takeout spot in Scarborough is known for their delicious and affordable Sri Lankan and Indian food. With consistently long lineups, its worth waiting for the Lamprais -- a Sri Lankan dish -- priced at $8.45. With that you get a generous portion of meat, rice, a variety of curries, dried egg and pickled eggplant -- all wrapped in a banana leaf and baked.

6

1618 Queen St W

Cici’s Pizza

Cici’s Pizza

Walk-in special: Large pizza with one topping priced at $10.00 and pizza slices under $5. This Parkdale pizza joint serves up slices with a slightly thicker crust that is sure to leave you satisfied.

7

1422 Queen St W

The MoMo House

The MoMo House

Have you tried Tibetan food? Well Parkdale is home to many delicious Tibetan restaurants all of which are more than kind to our wallets. With delicious Tibetan momos for under $10 this place is perfect for a casual dinner out.

8

430 College St unit 1/2

Istanbul Shawarma

Istanbul Shawarma

From a variety of wraps under $10, Istanbul Shawarma may be the spot to go when you want that shawarma fix. Nothing beats a beautifully wrapped shawarma with tender sliced meat and all the fixings.

9

1316 Queen St W

The Heartbreak Chef

The Heartbreak Chef

Newly opened fast food joint that makes delicious fried chicken sandwiches or chicken and waffles! Everything on the menu is $10 or under so its perfect when you are looking for an indulgent fix.

10

392 Queen St W

Banh Mi Boys - Queen

Banh Mi Boys - Queen

A Franchise that does not disappoint the people of Toronto. With everything under $10 dollars on the menu, it is a great option if you are feeling banh mi, bao or tacos. 

11

345 Bloor St E

Kibo Sushi - Sherbourne

Kibo Sushi - Sherbourne

Surprised sushi made the list? Yes there are other cheap sushi spots but Kibo has some amazing specials and deals. The cheapest being their $5 dollar cash and carry at participating locations. They also have other deals at around $10-$12.

12

558 Queen St W

Pat's Homestyle Jamaican Restaurant

Pat's Homestyle Jamaican Restaurant

Another hole-in-the-wall Caribbean spot but the food is phenomenal which is why it has made it on our list! 

13

455 Spadina Ave

Club House Sandwich Shop

Club House Sandwich Shop

This tiny, low-key sandwich shop deserves more recognition. With sandwiches made-to-order and a menu with wide variety, this place should be on your list. At around $10 a sandwich this spot is well worth it. These are not your average sandwiches. 

15

214 Augusta Ave

La Chilaca Taqueria

La Chilaca Taqueria

No we have not had enough of Kensington Market Mexican restaurants! This place serves tacos from $3-$5 dollars and is perfect when you are craving an authentic taco or stuffed burrito.

16

389 King St W

Belly Buster Submarines - King West

Belly Buster Submarines - King West

A Toronto favourite. Serving subs late into the night, this sandwich shop has kept customers happy for years with their small menu, customizable subs and cheap prices. Except for the chicken and cheesesteak at $10.55, all their other subs are under $10 before tax.

17

57 Ossington Ave

Pho Tien Thanh

Pho Tien Thanh

A hole-in-the-wall pho spot on the Ossington strip. Authentic and delicious -- all their small and medium sized bowls of pho come in at $9.50-$10.50.

18

328 Spadina Ave

Dumpling House Restaurant

Dumpling House Restaurant

With 90% of the menu coming in at $10 or under, this Chinatown favourite for dumplings is perfect when you are trying to spend less. 

19

245 Augusta Ave

Jumbo Empanadas

Jumbo Empanadas

Who doesn't love an entire meal wrapped up in delicious pastry. Jumbo Empanadas in Kensington Market makes delicious fresh empanadas daily and are priced at a very reasonable $5.50.

20

244 Claremont St

California Sandwiches

California Sandwiches

Monster Italian sandwiches for about $10? Yes please! California Sandwiches has been another Toronto favourite for years now -- serving up Italians classics like veal parm or chicken parm. There are multiple locations across the city, so no excuse not to venture over and get one of these gargantuan sandwiches.

21

69 Duncan Street

Rudy

Rudy

The smash burger is all the rave these days and Rudy makes one of the best in town. Most of their burgers and sides are priced under $10, which makes this spot a perfect option when you don't want to break the bank but are looking for that burger fix.

23

280 Spadina Ave

Juicy Dumpling

Juicy Dumpling

If you are a dumpling fan you have either heard of this spot or know it very well. Incredible, cheap and delicious dumplings have been a favourite for many in the city. For as low as $2.99 for 6 dumplings, this place is well worth it.

25

976 The Queensway

Allwyn's Bakery

Allwyn's Bakery

This Queen and Spadina jerk spot serves classic jerk, oxtail and rice options. We cannot ignore their insane sandwich creations with a patty and jerk chicken stuffed between coco bread. At Allwyn’s you can get several items for under $10 so don't miss out on these Caribbean classics.

26

61 Kensington Ave

Rasta Pasta

Rasta Pasta

Their $7 special is definitely a deal for how much delicious chicken you get. The special comes with jerk chicken, rice and your choice of salad or coleslaw. There is even room in the budget to get a side of plantains.

27

302 College St

Fresca Pizza

Fresca Pizza

$3.75 for a massive slice. This hole-in-the-wall truly has one of the most delicious slices in Toronto! Don’t forget the extra garlic and herb sauce on top!

28

69 Kensington Ave

Seven Lives

Seven Lives

For under $10 you can get one of these massive tacos from a Kensington Market classic -- Seven Lives. Be wary, this spot is very popular so you might be waiting in line before ordering.

29

277 Augusta Ave

El Trompo

El Trompo

At about $10 for five tacos. El Trompo is located in the heart of Kensington Market and is fitted with a patio so its a perfect spot for sunnier days.

The Best Cheap Eats in Toronto

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The Best Cheap Eats in Toronto

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We all love to eat out, but unfortunately with it comes a few downsides, like receiving that higher than normal monthly credit card statement. Eating out is convenient when you don't have time to make food at home, it’s a great way to catch up with friends or a nice treat for yourself when you want to switch things up and indulge.

Eating out can be expensive but it really does not have to be. Toronto is home to way too many wonderful cheap eats to miss out on all the delicious options this city has to offer, so we have listed some of our favourites for you below. Deciding what to include in this list was difficult, but we have managed to come up with 30 spots that won't break the bank. These spots are spread out all over Toronto, from the best cheap pizza slices, to hole-in-the-wall taco joints. From shawarma spots to cheap Chinatown dumplings -- if it is $10 dollars or under before tax, we have considered it. Look no further for your guide to cheap eats in Toronto. 

1

511 Rogers Rd

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria - Rogers

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria - Rogers

Another classic pizza joint in the city and a must try! Pizza is always a great option for a fast, easy and cheap meal. North of Brooklyn is not to be missed. For under $5 you can enjoy a slice.

3

610 College St

PG Clucks

PG Clucks

This fried chicken joint is all the rage! With two locations you can get your fix if you are in the Annex or passing through Little Italy!

4

184 Ossington Ave

Superpoint

Superpoint

$5 dollars a slice at their front counter. One of the Ossington strip’s favourite pizza joints. Don't miss out on trying their spicy honey on your pizza, it's a game changer. 

5

4800 Sheppard Ave E

Babu

Babu

This strip mall takeout spot in Scarborough is known for their delicious and affordable Sri Lankan and Indian food. With consistently long lineups, its worth waiting for the Lamprais -- a Sri Lankan dish -- priced at $8.45. With that you get a generous portion of meat, rice, a variety of curries, dried egg and pickled eggplant -- all wrapped in a banana leaf and baked.

6

1618 Queen St W

Cici’s Pizza

Cici’s Pizza

Walk-in special: Large pizza with one topping priced at $10.00 and pizza slices under $5. This Parkdale pizza joint serves up slices with a slightly thicker crust that is sure to leave you satisfied.

7

1422 Queen St W

The MoMo House

The MoMo House

Have you tried Tibetan food? Well Parkdale is home to many delicious Tibetan restaurants all of which are more than kind to our wallets. With delicious Tibetan momos for under $10 this place is perfect for a casual dinner out.

8

430 College St unit 1/2

Istanbul Shawarma

Istanbul Shawarma

From a variety of wraps under $10, Istanbul Shawarma may be the spot to go when you want that shawarma fix. Nothing beats a beautifully wrapped shawarma with tender sliced meat and all the fixings.

9

1316 Queen St W

The Heartbreak Chef

The Heartbreak Chef

Newly opened fast food joint that makes delicious fried chicken sandwiches or chicken and waffles! Everything on the menu is $10 or under so its perfect when you are looking for an indulgent fix.

10

392 Queen St W

Banh Mi Boys - Queen

Banh Mi Boys - Queen

A Franchise that does not disappoint the people of Toronto. With everything under $10 dollars on the menu, it is a great option if you are feeling banh mi, bao or tacos. 

11

345 Bloor St E

Kibo Sushi - Sherbourne

Kibo Sushi - Sherbourne

Surprised sushi made the list? Yes there are other cheap sushi spots but Kibo has some amazing specials and deals. The cheapest being their $5 dollar cash and carry at participating locations. They also have other deals at around $10-$12.

12

558 Queen St W

Pat's Homestyle Jamaican Restaurant

Pat's Homestyle Jamaican Restaurant

Another hole-in-the-wall Caribbean spot but the food is phenomenal which is why it has made it on our list! 

13

455 Spadina Ave

Club House Sandwich Shop

Club House Sandwich Shop

This tiny, low-key sandwich shop deserves more recognition. With sandwiches made-to-order and a menu with wide variety, this place should be on your list. At around $10 a sandwich this spot is well worth it. These are not your average sandwiches. 

15

214 Augusta Ave

La Chilaca Taqueria

La Chilaca Taqueria

No we have not had enough of Kensington Market Mexican restaurants! This place serves tacos from $3-$5 dollars and is perfect when you are craving an authentic taco or stuffed burrito.

16

389 King St W

Belly Buster Submarines - King West

Belly Buster Submarines - King West

A Toronto favourite. Serving subs late into the night, this sandwich shop has kept customers happy for years with their small menu, customizable subs and cheap prices. Except for the chicken and cheesesteak at $10.55, all their other subs are under $10 before tax.

17

57 Ossington Ave

Pho Tien Thanh

Pho Tien Thanh

A hole-in-the-wall pho spot on the Ossington strip. Authentic and delicious -- all their small and medium sized bowls of pho come in at $9.50-$10.50.

18

328 Spadina Ave

Dumpling House Restaurant

Dumpling House Restaurant

With 90% of the menu coming in at $10 or under, this Chinatown favourite for dumplings is perfect when you are trying to spend less. 

19

245 Augusta Ave

Jumbo Empanadas

Jumbo Empanadas

Who doesn't love an entire meal wrapped up in delicious pastry. Jumbo Empanadas in Kensington Market makes delicious fresh empanadas daily and are priced at a very reasonable $5.50.

20

244 Claremont St

California Sandwiches

California Sandwiches

Monster Italian sandwiches for about $10? Yes please! California Sandwiches has been another Toronto favourite for years now -- serving up Italians classics like veal parm or chicken parm. There are multiple locations across the city, so no excuse not to venture over and get one of these gargantuan sandwiches.

21

69 Duncan Street

Rudy

Rudy

The smash burger is all the rave these days and Rudy makes one of the best in town. Most of their burgers and sides are priced under $10, which makes this spot a perfect option when you don't want to break the bank but are looking for that burger fix.

23

280 Spadina Ave

Juicy Dumpling

Juicy Dumpling

If you are a dumpling fan you have either heard of this spot or know it very well. Incredible, cheap and delicious dumplings have been a favourite for many in the city. For as low as $2.99 for 6 dumplings, this place is well worth it.

25

976 The Queensway

Allwyn's Bakery

Allwyn's Bakery

This Queen and Spadina jerk spot serves classic jerk, oxtail and rice options. We cannot ignore their insane sandwich creations with a patty and jerk chicken stuffed between coco bread. At Allwyn’s you can get several items for under $10 so don't miss out on these Caribbean classics.

26

61 Kensington Ave

Rasta Pasta

Rasta Pasta

Their $7 special is definitely a deal for how much delicious chicken you get. The special comes with jerk chicken, rice and your choice of salad or coleslaw. There is even room in the budget to get a side of plantains.

27

302 College St

Fresca Pizza

Fresca Pizza

$3.75 for a massive slice. This hole-in-the-wall truly has one of the most delicious slices in Toronto! Don’t forget the extra garlic and herb sauce on top!

28

69 Kensington Ave

Seven Lives

Seven Lives

For under $10 you can get one of these massive tacos from a Kensington Market classic -- Seven Lives. Be wary, this spot is very popular so you might be waiting in line before ordering.

29

277 Augusta Ave

El Trompo

El Trompo

At about $10 for five tacos. El Trompo is located in the heart of Kensington Market and is fitted with a patio so its a perfect spot for sunnier days.