5 Cheapest Food Spots in Downtown Toronto

Updated on January 17, 2020
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Jack is a full-time Urban Studies and Geography major at York University, Toronto.

Student-Priced Gems

Toronto is crowded with restaurants, and there are numerous places to eat throughout the city. Although there are many cheap eats surrounding or within the core of the city, I've assembled a list of a few of my favorite student staples. Hopefully, the variety is extensive enough, but if not there are many more locations in the region. Just keep your eyes open, and you might just find your own hidden gem!

King's Noodle, 296 Spadina Ave, Toronto
King's Noodle, 296 Spadina Ave, Toronto

5. King's Noodle

King's Noodle brings the authenticity of Chinese cuisine to the heart of Toronto's Chinatown. With an extensive menu, ranging from $5-12 CAD, it is easy to enjoy a variety of flavours for a good value. Despite the large crowds and busy sidewalks in the area, the front display of ducks and pigs is impossible to miss.

Bahn Mi Boys, 392 Queen St. West, Toronto
Bahn Mi Boys, 392 Queen St. West, Toronto

4. Banh Mi Boys

Along the bustling Queen Street is a modern-looking sandwich shop that still has old-school prices. Banh Mi Boys serves a variety of lunch items, including sandwiches, tacos, and salads that can be equipped with various sides. With the prices averaging $5 CAD, it can be a great place to enjoy a well-seasoned snack with some potential spice.

The Warehouse, 336 Yonge St, Toronto
The Warehouse, 336 Yonge St, Toronto

3. The Warehouse

With two popular locations on the most active Toronto streets, the Warehouse is a Toronto staple for those looking to socialize over a cheap dinner. With a wide range of foods costing no more than $6 CAD, the Warehouse is considered a great sit-down spot before, or after, an eventful night. It may take more commitment to sit down and get over the excessive noise, but you could always grab a couple of drinks while you're at it.

Golden Patty, 187 Baldwin St, Toronto
Golden Patty, 187 Baldwin St, Toronto

2. The Golden Patty

Kensington Market is home to an immense amount of great deals. On the borders of the market is one of the cheapest, however, at the Golden Patty. For around $1.50-2.00 CAD, you can get an authentic Jamaican patty, with many options to choose from such as spicy beef, chicken, pork, mixed vegetable, and more. Depending on your appetite, one patty might not be enough, but it's certainly a good place to snack while you venture through Kensington.

Juciy Dumpling, 280 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Juciy Dumpling, 280 Spadina Ave, Toronto

1. Juicy Dumpling

Dundas and Spadina is where the contemporary Toronto and Chinatown clash. It is also the location of some of the cheapest food in the city. More specifically, Juicy Dumpling, which is located beside the Dragon City Mall. For only $2.99 CAD, you could get six tasty dumplings—although it doesn't end there, as there are much more options to choose from. Such great quality, tied with an unbeatable price, makes it a staple for cheap eats throughout the city.


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      Liz Westwood 

      5 months ago from UK

      This is an interesting and useful food guide.


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