By Toronto Food Blog
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#LunchUnder10BucksMar 31, 2023
Jim Chai Kee (3700 Midland Ave)
Michelin Guide recommended noodle house serving "Hong Kong in a Bowl!"
East Court & Mike's BBQ (4400 Sheppard Ave E)
Agincourt institution famous for Chinese BBQ and Filipino Lechon
Dahmi: Taste of Korea (865 York Mills Rd)
Korean food stall located in the back of the Galleria Supermarket with a seemingly endless supply of prepared and packaged #lunchunder10bucks
Bowl & Snacks (1 Oak St)
New Nepali kitchen in Regent Park specializing in momos and noodles
One2Snacks (8 Glen Watford Dr)
The best Malaysian cheap-eats in the 6ix can be found in the heart of Agincourt
Grand Restaurant & Phoenix Bakery (615 Gerrard St E)
Half bakery & half hot table, it's easy to get #lunchunder10bucks at Grand Restaurant & Phoenix Bakery in #EastChinatownTO
Vira's BBQ (1969 Davenport Rd)
Portuguese BBQ in the heart of #CarltonVillage featuring a distinctly Ukrainian twist
Gale's Snack Bar (539 Eastern Ave)
Gale's is an eastside hole-in-the-wall serving up diner food on the cheap. Nothing on the menu is over $5!!! Cheapest eats in town!!!
Lakeshore Super Submarine (2939 Lake Shore Blvd W)
Lakeshore Super Submarine… a New Toronto institution that’s been cranking out old-school sandwich classics for close to 50 years.
Kathy's Grill (1158 Kennedy Rd)
THE place to come for Greek #cheapeats in Scarborough
Great Fountain Fast Food (8 Glen Watford Dr)
Agincourt/Scarborough cha chaan teng... a Hong-Kong-Style food stall with literally hundreds of menu options for $10 or less
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Best of 2021
A look back at the best #lunchunder10bucks of 2021
Oak Park Deli (213 Oak Park Ave)
Sneak-good family joint in the Woodbine-Lumsden neighborhood where it's real easy to get #lunchunder10bucks
Rose's Vietnamese Sandwiches (601 Gerrard St E)
East Chinatown institution for Vietnamese Banh Mi... on the cheap
Order Mo Luto Ko (25 Overlea Blvd)
Filipino hot table in Thorncliffe Park with stews, fried fish, noodles and BBQ skewers... all for less than 10 bucks
Amanecer Salvadoreno (2663 Islington Ave)
Salvadorian spot in the Albion-Islington BIA making the best Pupusas in town.
Momo Cafe & Zomsa Bar (1498 Queen St W)
Nepali, family-run #cheapeats restaurant in Parkdale with over a dozen different momos... all for $6.99
Gold Standard (385 Roncesvalles Ave)
Roncesvalles & Parkdale hot-spot with breakfast buttys, hamburgers and ice cream sandwiches all for under $10
Curbside Dogs (Bluffer's Park)
Scarborough snackbar, popular with the beach crowd, taking hot dogs, tacos and poutine to the next level with their elevated selection of toppings
An Interview with Chef Aaron Foster
We sit down with Chef Aaron Foster at Post Revolution Studios to discuss the chef life abroad vs. within the GTA, cooking school, entrepreneurship, the ex-pat lifestyle in SE Asia, hockey, and other topics...
Leela's Roti & Doubles (900 Rathburn Rd W & 2573 Vic Park Ave)
Trinidadian #cheapeats with locations in Mississauga and Scarborough. Roti, curry, doubles... what's not to like?
Limon (1968 Queen St E)
Limon is an Israeli restaurant in The Beach doing sophisticated salads and falafels... all for less than a 10-spot.
Rolling Stone Pizza (Bangkok, Thailand)
In this episode with talk with chef Aaron Foster about his favourite place in Bangkok to grab #lunchunder10bucks when he's not craving Thai food.
Seoul Food (606 Sherbourne St)
Korean take-out window across from Sherbourne subway station serving daily specials that tip the scales while not breaking the bank
Sing Sing BBQ (351 Broadview Ave)
Happy holidays! Old-school BBQ takeaway in East Chinatown, where it's easy to get a delicious #lunchunder10bucks
Mystic Muffin (113 Jarvis St)
Downtown institution for no-frills breakfast & lunch. Service with a smile and a story. Cheap eats with a Lebanese twist. Don't sleep on their apple cake.
Bach Yen (738 Gerrard St E)
Bach Yen is a hidden gem in East Chinatown... a mom & pop offering a menu full of lesser-known Vietnamese specialties
Suruthi's Take Out (585 Parliament St)
Sri Lankan short-eats and cheap-eats in the heart of Cabbagetown
Itacate (998 St Clair Ave W)
St Clair West taqueria that's straight out of Mexico City... Tacos and Campechanos on fleek
Mary's Place (20 Bermondsey Rd)
Italian sandwich shop and hot-plate in the heart of the Bermondsy Industrial 'hood. Drop in for lunch next time you're up that way. You'll be glad you did.
Flavor First (28 Nelson St, Scarborough)
Wednesdays in Scarborough, hit the jackpot finding this Chinese & Caribbean hole in the wall... attached to M&S West Indian Supermarket so you can browse the aisles while you wait for your food.
Grandma Loves You (1084 Yonge St)
Throwback sandwich shop w/ plenty of sweet treats for dessert. Cheap Eats in Rosedale? Who knew? Well, now you do.
Dumpling House (619 Gerrard St. E)
Hole-in-the-wall Northern Chinese restaurant in the heart of East Chinatown, featuring a wide array of dumplings for under 10 bucks
Armenian Kitchen (1646 Victoria Park Ave)
If you made a list of the Toronto Food Blog's favorite restaurants, Armenian Kitchen would be at the top. So many great meals enjoyed here over the years! Tune in for some of the menu highlights, most of which qualify as #lunchunder10bucks
Mr. John's Kerala Kitchen (1850 Ellesmere Rd)
Another Wednesday in Scarborough at Mr. John's Kerala Kitchen; a Southern Indian smorgasbord of Malayalee Naadan favourites.
The Cannonball (641 Queen St E)
Quick trip over the bridge into the Riverside neighborhood for veggie chili, top-shelf coffee and kick-ass sandwiches w/ Rob & the gang at The Cannonball (641 Queen St E)
Dairy Freeze (1601 St. Clair Ave W)
A trip down memory lane to our old stomping grounds of St. Clair West... and a visit Dairy Freeze (a local institution since the 1950s)
Tata Hot Sauce Emporium (219 Rexleigh Dr)
An East York hidden gem, Tata Hot Sauce Emporium does jerk chicken on coco bread (or on salad) unlike anywhere else.
Chakula Hut (1871 O'Connor Dr)
The Toronto Food Blog travels all the way to the Scarborough border to taste some of the traditional dishes of Uganda & Tanzania @ Chakula Hut
Tropical Joe's (Gerrard Square)
Downtown Riverdale is home to Tropical Joe's. In the back of the Gerrard Square Food Court, you can find the Toronto Food Blog's go-to spot for Caribbean #cheapeats
Aleppo Kebab (1960 Lawrence Ave E)
Episode ten! Double digits! Another Wednesday in Scarborough. This time, talking with the owner of Aleppo Kebab, Zakaria Al Mokdad, about the secrets & traditions behind authentic Syrian BBQ
Animal Liberation Kitchen (100 Broadview Ave)
#meatlessmonday @ Queen & Broadview... where the good folks at Animal Liberation Kitchen are proving that vegan eats can also be cheap eats. Who knew?
New Kalyani (723 Kennedy Rd)
Wednesdays in Scarborough @ New Kalyani... a Sri Lankan takeout counter specializing in Short Eats, Veggie Curries and Kothu Roti... all for under 10 bucks
Square Boy (875 Danforth Ave)
Square Boy is a Danforth institution... grilling-up #lunchunder10bucks in the heart of Greektown for over 60 years
Plaxton Coffee (2889 St. Clair Ave E)
East York coffee shop with elevated java offerings... where #lunchunder10bucks includes ingredients from Adamson BBQ
Loga's Corner (216 Close Ave)
Popular Tibetan restaurant in Parkdale where everything on the menu qualifies as #lunchunder10bucks
Que Ling (248 Boulton Ave)
Tucked away in a converted bungalow just behind the main drag of East Chinatown, Que Ling does a couple of things really, really well. #lunchunder10bucks is easy to realize at this place, which is about as close as you'll come to Hanoi here in Toronto.
Latin World (1229 Bloor St W)
Bodega + taqueria in Bloordale VIllage with an extensive #cheapeats menu & Latin American grocery items
The Tempered Room (1374 Queen St W)
Greg, Humera and the team are pivoting during this public health situation... trying their damnedest to keep doing what they do best! Stop in for a coffee and pastry (to-go) next time you're in #Parkdale and say hello to Hum for me:)
Banahaw Food Mart (458 Dawes Rd)
Filipino mom & pop with specialty groceries and a hot-lunch counter... trying to keep the Dawes Road neighbourhood well-fed during these crazy times