If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “Where can I get a cheap meal for under $10 in Toronto?” then you’ve come to the right article. We’ve rounded up 7 local-picked spots for a quick bite to eat that won’t break the bank. Come to this article with an open mind and an empty stomach and prepare to be amazed at the great deals on meals you can get in Toronto.
1. Square Boy
This isn’t a place you go to for the decor, but for the fresh and cheap souvlakis and burgers you can’t get anywhere else in Toronto (at least not at this price point). Burger specials are less than $7 and souvlakis are under $10. Come in and enjoy a tasty, no-frills meal that’s been around since the 80s.
Where 875 Danforth Avenue Toronto, ON M4J 1L8
2. Mystic Muffin
This Middle Eastern bakery is the perfect quick stop for fans of pastries, hummus, soups, and more at an excellent price that can only be found at small family-owned bakeries like this. Everyone goes nuts over the apple cake, so you can’t leave without trying it, but if you’re looking for something a little more substantial, they’ve also got falafel plates and red lentil soup among other treats.
Where 113 Jarvis Street Toronto, ON M5C 2H4
3. Banh Mi Huy-Ky
A cash only banh mi spot that serves up these delicious Vietnamese sandwiches for under $6. Keep in mind when headed here that the place is quite small so not many spots for eating but these sandwiches are easy to eat on the go.
Where: 1046 Gerrard St E Toronto, ON M4M 1Z6 Canada
4. Juicy Dumplings
One of the best spots in Chinatown, Juicy Dumplings is a great small takeout spot that’s perfect for a quick bite. Steamed and pan-fried dumplings abound filled with deliciously prepared soup and juicy pork or shrimp, not to mention thin and flaky green onion pancakes. As of the time, you can get 6 dumplings for just $3.99.
Where: 280 Spadina Ave Unit M-N, Toronto, Ontario M5T 3A5 Canada
5. Loga’s Corner
Tucked away in Little Tibet is Loga’s Corner, a small family-style space that sells delicious Tibetan dumplings (called momos) that are house made and you can get 10 for under $10. Wash them down with a butter tea, a Tibetan staple that’s creamy, salted, and caffeinated.
Where: 216C Close Avenue Toronto, ON M6K 2V5 Canada
6. Manpuku Japanese Eatery
Delicious bowls of thick handmade noodles and steaming broth come in under $5 for the Kake and Kitsune varieties. According to locals, portions are big for the price so you should leave satisfied and without a huge hole in your wallet. In these times, it almost seems impossible to enjoy a cheap meal in Toronto so a steaming bowl of soup (even in the summer) for cheap seems like a nice change of pace. We’d recommend not skimping on sides either like corn soup and cold tofu.
Where: 105 McCaul Street Unit 29-31 Toronto, ON M5T 2X4 Canada
7. Mashion Bakery
This little Chinatown bakery serves sweet and savory treats for you to try, all at a low price point. Chinese bakeries have long been known as great little spots for cheap eats, and Mashion is no exception. Curry Beef Chinese Buns, Taro Buns, and cold slices of frosted cake are available, among many other Hong Kong-style treats. Enjoy a variety of different flavors for cheap.