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The wiki version of [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group_read.html?gid=437&post=1618502 Toronto Cheap Eats] started by [http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/erratik Anf] in the [http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=437 Toronto group]. For people on a budget, this is a great resource of ideas on where the cheap eats are in [[Toronto]]. Check out the [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=113991448155625899570.0004554b79d858a54903d Good Stuff Map] for locations!
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==Philthy McNasty's Bar & Sports Grill==
[[Image:CSTO_Map_Philthy.jpg|left|thumbnail|[http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=130+Eglinton+Avenue+East&sll=43.677991,-79.403343&sspn=0.03439,0.06918&ie=UTF8&ll=43.711905,-79.391584&spn=0.017185,0.03459&z=15&iwloc=r1 map] ]]
<b>Address:</b> 130 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto (2 blocks east of Yonge & Eglington)
<b>Closest TTC:</b> Eglinton Station
<b>Special/Deal:</b> buy 1 burger get 1 free on Thursdays! Check out the website under 'promos' for other deals.
[http://www.philthymcnastys.com website]
<b>Comments:</b> I got two veggie burgers (each with a serving of fries) for $9.99 + tax. They were yummy and... BARGAIN!
==Ghazale Restaurant==
[[Image:CSTO_Map_Ghazale.jpg|left|thumbnail|[http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Ghazale+Restaurant&sll=43.648901,-79.388194&sspn=0.017203,0.03459&ie=UTF8&ll=43.677991,-79.403343&spn=0.03439,0.06918&z=14&iwloc=B map] ]]
<b>Address:</b> 504 Bloor St. W/ 661 College Street
<b>Nearest Major Intersection:</b> Bloor St W & Bathurst St/ College & Ossington
<b>Special/Deal:</b>  4 item platter for $6.49
[http://www.ghazale.ca/menu.aspx website]
[http://www.chow.com/places/10074 Review]
<b>Comments:</b> very limited seating, have lots more than just falafel and schwarma
<b>Hours:</b>  9:00 am - 4:00 am (Mon. - Sat.), 10:00 am- 4:00 am (Sun)
<b>Type Of Cuisine:</b>  middle eastern
==Red and White==
Location/Address: Yonge, South West corner of Yonge and Gerrard
Nearest Major Intersection: Yonge & Gerrard
Special/deal: Schwarma sandwich for about $5-6
[http://ww.chow.com/places/10076 Review]
Comments: good schwarma sandwiches and platters
Hours: until 11pm daily
Type of cuisine: middle eastern
==Pita Land==
Location/Address: 102 Gerrard Street East
Nearest Major Intersection: Gerrard and Jarvis
Special/deal: $5.99 for schwarma sandwich
Website: [http://www.pitaland.ca pitaland.ca]
Hours 10am- 4am daily
Type of cuisine: middle eastern
==Burrito Boys==
[[Image:CSTO_Map_BurritoBoyz.jpg|left|thumbnail|[http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Burrito+Boys&sll=43.71479,-79.39167&sspn=0.131519,0.276718&ie=UTF8&ll=43.656012,-79.391327&spn=0.034402,0.06918&z=14&iwloc=B map] ]]
120 Peter Street<br>
218 Adelaide Street.W<br>
9 Stavebank Road. N. Mississauga
<b>Nearest Major Intersection:</b> Queen and Spadina for Peter and Adelaide locations
<b>Special/Deal:</b> burritos from $4.42-8.85
[http://www.burritoboyz.ca/index.html website]
[http://www.yelp.ca/biz/burrito-boyz-toronto-3 Review]
<b>Comments:</b> very limted seating on Peter St., limited menu
<b>Type of cuisine:</b> Tex-Mex
==7 West==
Location/Address: 7 Charles St. West Street
Nearest Major Intersection: Bloor and Yonge
Special/deal: vegetarian chili for $6.00
Website: [www.7westcafe.com]
Review: ourfaves.com/toronto/places/7_west_cafe
Comments (if any): great if you need a place to go out at any time of the day/night
Hours: open 24 hours
Type of cuisine: high end pub fare, all day breakfast
==Le Commensal==
Location/Address: 655 Bay St. (on Elm St where largest bookstore is)
Nearest Major Intersection: On Elm between Yonge & Bay, N. of Dundas
Special/deal: After 8:30pm everything's 20% off (+ get a 10% discount anytime with Toronto Veg Association Card)
Website: [www.commensal.ca]
Comments (if any): Great buffet food, incredibly healthy. Will make you feel like running a marathon after. + Friday and Saturday nights there's live jazz for FREE!
Hours: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 9:30pm (till 10pm Th & Fr)
Sat 12-10pm & Sun 12-9:30pm (Open for breakie: from 7am Mo-Fr, from 8am Sa, from 9am Su)
==Healthy breakfast, Healthy veg/vegan buffet style food==
Name of place: Marche
Location/Address: 42 Yonge Street, BCE Place
Nearest Major Intersection: Get off at King Station and keep walking down Yonge Street
Special/deal: After 11pm (might be midnight) sandwiches are 2 for 1 (@ about $5 or $6 for 2 sandwiches!) and they are a filling size and tasty
Website: [www.commensal.ca]
Comments (if any): Best if you come late at night around midnight or something. Feels like a secret society. Great location and atmosphere (especially for out-of-towners). One of Toronto's late night great eat best secrets
Hours: Every day, 7:30am-2:00am
Type of cuisine: Everything! Various stations: sandwiches, coffees, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, fish, meat, desserts
It's like you're on a msiison to save me time and money!
Location/Address: South side of Bloor, just east of Dovercourt
Special/deal: veggie platter for two (giant!) <$10.
Review: really really delicious Ethiopian food, delicious soft and stretchy injera (not sour and brittle like some places I could name!), generous helpings (not like other places I could also mention that are kind popular here) and did I mention two people eat a huge meal here for $10 including tax?
Location/Address: 993 Bloor Street West - South side of Bloor, just west of Dovercourt
Special/deal: whatever.
Website/review: tasty sushi in a Korean/Japanese restaurant - all the meals come with salad, soup, congee, and some other (changing) appetizer. By the time your actual meal shows up you're practically full!
Comments (if any): 15% discount if you pay cash. So, all you non-Canadian visitors: this means you don't have to calculate the tip, just pay the exact bill, in cash, and everyone's happy!!
==Coffee Hut==
Location/Address: 119 Spadina Avenue
Special/deal: 2.99 or 3.99 all day breakfast, eggs, toast bacon, home fries + maybe something else, I forget, there were 2 combos
==Java House==
[[Image:CSTO_Map_JavaHouse.jpg|left|thumbnail|[http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=java+house+537+Queen+Street+West&sll=43.648498,-79.399674&sspn=0.008602,0.017295&g=537+Queen+Street+West&ie=UTF8&ei=PVlBSZmNCIPMNZaRldoC&cd=1&pcsi=15475814963315634824,1&cid=43648017,-79399683,15475814963315634824&li=lmd&ll=43.652907,-79.399652&spn=0.034404,0.06918&z=14&iwloc=A map] ]]
<b>Address:</b> 537 Queen Street West
<b>Special/Deal:</b> Pitcher of sangria or imported beer + 2 entrees for $21.
[http://toronto.ibegin.com/restaurants/java-house website]
[http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/javahouse Review]
<b>Comments:</b> We currently have the Winter weekly meetings at Java House.
==Taco El Asador==
Location/Address:690 Bloor Street
Special/deal: Tacos from $2.00, Burritos from 4.00
Comments (if any):Mexican family run business, Has been around at least 10 years
==Budda's Vegetarian Restaurant==
Location/Address: 666 Dundas W, Toronto ON M5T1H9
(416) 603-3811
Special/deal: All items
Website/review: [ourfaves.com/toronto/places/buddha_s_vegetarian_foods]
Comments (if any): It' a stark but friendly food court atmosphere inside. The food is great and really inexpensive. Beware, serving sizes are huge. One dish can feed two starving foodies. Prices average around $7/dish.
Food Type: Chinese Vegetarian (Stir fried noodles, rice, etc..)
==Dumpling House==
Location/Address: 328 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2E7
Special/deal: Dumplings 4.99 (12) -6.99 (18)
Comments (if any): After the bad rap in the newspapers, they have changed their kitchen setup to get customers back in. Their dumplings are pretty good. You can't beat their prices. Interior is very plain.
Food Type: Chinese (dumplings, noodles, rice)
==Pho 88==
Location/Address: 270 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2E7
Special/deal: ~$5+ (18)
Website/review: [www.pho88.ca]
Comments (if any): Nice atmosphere/decor inside. Good food.
Food Type: Vietnamese (noodles, rice)
==Kensington market==
At the patti shop (beside the chocolate addict)
There are "Doubles" for 1.25 which are like roti with chana. Or like "jamaican wrap bread with curried chickpeas" Very Filling.
Also the bakeries have great treats for a dollar or two.
==Hare Krishna restaurant==
Dupont and Bathurst S/E corner
==Ginger Vietnamese Resturant==
Church and Wellesley S/W corner.
==Kensington Kitchen==
(not in kensington market) Bathurst and Bloor. Vegetarian and specialty bakery (gluten free). At the back there are 20 dishes and you can pick three. $4.99 for 400g and you can get soup too. Salad costs $1.50
==Almost perfect==
Supermarket. Over runs and 2nds. North end of the city top of the subway line at Downsview Station. Take sheppard bus going west of the Downsview subway. Hagen Daz for .99 Cents and great organic cereal for .99 cents
==Rice Bar==
Location/Address: Kensington Market
Special/deal: Rice bowl (6$-9$)
Comments (if any): Awesome organic eatery. Super cool rice bowls for decent price.
Heck yeah this is exactly what I nedeed.
==New Genereation Sushi==
on Bloor east of Bathurst on the south side, 5.99 lunch and about 20 choices all come with soup and salad
I was looking everywhere and this ppoped up like nothing!
==The Hare Krishna restaurant==
in the temple at Dupont and Avenue Rd. is basically free or by donation - go to the basement it's self serve and all you can eat.
A wonderful job. Super heplful information.
has East indian roti for 7 to 12 bucks and is extremely filling. Both are owned by the same guy and both are mucho excellente. They are both on Queen St.West eat of Bathurst Ghandi's is in the first block the next block over, before Portland. They are both on the nort side of the street.
serves Thai food. It's so good and they will change anything happily to accomidate your dietary restrictions. I have a lot of no's in mine and they are always great. Average main 5.50 to 7 bucks. It's located on Dundas St west between Bay and University closer to University on the south side. It's the cheapest Thai place I've found. I love the eggplant dish and emerald curry dish.
==Ali Baba's==
has multiple locations and deals....
Im familiar with their Lansdowne/Bloor location and the tuesday special, 2 falafels for 2.99 ! Cant beat that and their falafels are good and big, plus they have tons more selection at cheap cheap prices. Service is also friendly which makes it all the better...
[http://www.alibabas.ca website]
==Kum Jug Yuen==
[[Image:CSTO_Map_KumJug.jpg|left|thumbnail|[http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Kom+Jug+Yuen+toronto&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=31.615483,70.839844&ie=UTF8&cd=1&ll=43.660669,-79.399052&spn=0.034524,0.06918&z=14&iwloc=A map] ]]
Location: Mid-way down Spadina near Grossmans
Special/deal: You get free tea. And fruit for desert.
Comments: Cheap, tasty Chinese food, unpretentious. Open late.

Revision as of 00:35, 25 July 2011

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