Toronto Cheap Eats
The wiki version of Toronto Cheap Eats started by Anf in the 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 Good Stuff Map for locations!
- 1 Philthy McNasty's Bar & Sports Grill
- 2 Ghazale Restaurant
- 3 Red and White
- 4 Pita Land
- 5 Burrito Boys
- 6 7 West
- 7 Le Commensal
- 8 Healthy breakfast, Healthy veg/vegan buffet style food
- 9 Salad Spa
- 10 Nazareth
- 11 Mazz
- 12 Coffee Hut
- 13 Java House
- 14 Taco El Asador
- 15 Budda's Vegetarian Restaurant
- 16 Dumpling House
- 17 Pho 88
- 18 Kensington market
- 19 Hare Krishna restaurant
- 20 Ginger Vietnamese Resturant
- 21 Kensington Kitchen
- 22 Almost perfect
- 23 Rice Bar
- 24 the Loose Moose
- 25 New Genereation Sushi
- 26 Sara's middle eastern food
- 27 The Hare Krishna restaurant
- 28 New York subway
- 29 Ghandi's
- 30 Evergreen
- 31 Ali Baba's
- 32 Kum Jug Yuen
Philthy McNasty's Bar & Sports Grill
Address: 130 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto (2 blocks east of Yonge & Eglington)
Closest TTC: Eglinton Station
Special/Deal: buy 1 burger get 1 free on Thursdays! Check out the website under 'promos' for other deals.
Comments: I got two veggie burgers (each with a serving of fries) for $9.99 + tax. They were yummy and... BARGAIN!
Address: 504 Bloor St. W/ 661 College Street
Nearest Major Intersection: Bloor St W & Bathurst St/ College & Ossington
Special/Deal: 4 item platter for $6.49
Comments: very limited seating, have lots more than just falafel and schwarma
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 am (Mon. - Sat.), 10:00 am- 4:00 am (Sun)
Type Of Cuisine: 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
Comments: good schwarma sandwiches and platters
Hours: until 11pm daily
Type of cuisine: middle eastern
Location/Address: 102 Gerrard Street East Nearest Major Intersection: Gerrard and Jarvis Special/deal: $5.99 for schwarma sandwich Website: [www.pitaland.ca] Hours 10am- 4am daily Type of cuisine: middle eastern
120 Peter Street
218 Adelaide Street.W
9 Stavebank Road. N. Mississauga
Nearest Major Intersection: Queen and Spadina for Peter and Adelaide locations
Special/Deal: burritos from $4.42-8.85
Comments: very limted seating on Peter St., limited menu
Type of cuisine: Tex-Mex
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
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
Location/Address: 90 Eglinton Ave East Nearest Major Intersection: Yonge & Eg Special/deal: Unbelieveably massive wrap with loads of healthy toppings for just $4.99! As a salad for just .50 cents more Website: [www.saladspa.com] Comments (if any): The wrap that's 2 meals. Excellent topic selection and very reasonably priced. Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm Sat & Sun 11am - 7pm Type of cuisine: Healthy wraps & salads
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!!
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
Address: 537 Queen Street West
Special/Deal: Pitcher of sangria or imported beer + 2 entrees for $21.
Comments: 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..)
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)
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)
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.
(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 $1.50
Supermarket. Over runs and 2nds. North end of the city top of the subway line at Downsview Station. Take sheppard bus going west of the Downsview subway. Hagen Daz for .99 Cents and great organic cereal for .99 cents
Location/Address: Kensington Market Special/deal: Rice bowl (6$-9$) Website/review: Comments (if any): Awesome organic eatery. Super cool rice bowls for decent price.
the Loose Moose
Location/Address: 146 Front Street West (corner of Front & University) Special/deal: red hot tuesdays
- 1: 2 for 1 burgers every tue between 11 am - 3pm
- 2: 2 rickards for $6.60 (two oz. pints for $6.60 every tue between 3pm - 5pm)
Website: [www.theloosemoose.ca] Comments: buy one burger at regular price with two beverages and receive the second burger of equal or lesser value for free
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
Sara's middle eastern food
a falafel is 3.50 and very good, I'm picky about my falafel's. on Bloor east of Bathurst on the south side, next to New Generation.
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.
New York subway
has no subs but has burritos; small for about 5 bucks and large for about 7. NY Subway is east of Ryerson St. North side of the street.
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.
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... website
Kum Jug Yuen
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.