Toronto Cheap Eats

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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!

Philthy McNasty's Bar & Sports Grill

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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!

Ghazale Restaurant

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

Pita Land

Location/Address: 102 Gerrard Street East Nearest Major Intersection: Gerrard and Jarvis Special/deal: $5.99 for schwarma sandwich Website: [] Hours 10am- 4am daily Type of cuisine: middle eastern

Burrito Boys

Locations: 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

7 West

Location/Address: 7 Charles St. West Street Nearest Major Intersection: Bloor and Yonge Special/deal: vegetarian chili for $6.00 Website: [] Review: 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: [] 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: [] 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

Salad Spa

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: [] 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!!

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

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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: [] 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: [] 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$-9$) 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. 1: 2 for 1 burgers every tue between 11 am - 3pm
  2. 2: 2 rickards for $6.60 (two oz. pints for $6.60 every tue between 3pm - 5pm)

Website: [] 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.

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... 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.