In a city where everything is expensive, most of us are constantly trying to save money in as many ways as possible. One of the biggest wastes of dough? Ordering food for a child at a restaurant only to find out they’re no longer hungry, hate what they ordered, or simply changed their mind. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know what we’re talking about. So, to help you out, we’ve rounded up a handful of places where your kid can eat for free (or almost free) in Toronto!
We have rounded up are top 9 picks for places in Toronto where kids eat free, or almost free!
Located in the heart of Roncesvalles, The Ace offers any kids meal free with the purchase of an adult entree. You’ll be saving $7-8 on each kids’ meal. From Mac and cheese, spaghetti, and the twice-ground AAA beef brisket burger, there is something for any kid under 12, even the picky ones!
When to go: Sunday nights after 5 p.m.
For both visitors and spontaneous walk-ins, when an adult spends a minimum of $15 before tax at cafe AGO, TWO kids under the age of five can eat free! The free kid’s meal includes a choice of one main (mac n cheese, pizza, or fruit cup), plus a milk or juice box.
When to go: everyday
Fairmont Royal York
Head down to Front Street to the Fairmont Royal York where kids five and under eat free from the kid’s menu, and kids ages 6-11 eat for half price off of the regular menu. A huge bonus for some is the expansion of the Lifestyle Cuisine program where chefs have swapped refined flour for whole wheat, and incorporated fruits and veggies to encourage healthy choices for families.
When to go: everyday
At any Swiss Chalet location, bring your kids ages 10 and under on his/her birthday for a free meal! Pick a main, a side, a drink, and a dessert, for the very low price of free! What could be better?
When to go: on your child’s birthday
Not quite as cheap as free, but on Monday kids eat for a toonie at Frankie Tommatos! That’s right, kids ages 11 and under can eat for two dollars on Mondays when accompanied by an adult eating at full price at the buffet.
When to go: Monday
Again, not quite free, but still an awesome deal! At most Mandarin locations, Children ages 4 years old and under eat for $2 while children 5-12 eat at half price! A huge bonus is that there is no restriction on the number of guests. Three kids under five for example can eat for six dollars when accompanied by only one adult! Now that is bang for your buck!
When to go: Everyday
Montana’s BBQ & Bar
At most Montana’s locations, kids eat free every Tuesday! On top of that, kids twelve and under can join Montana’s Kids Club to receive a free kid’s cooler and a free birthday meal!
When to go: Tuesday and on your child’s birthday
Crabby Joe’s Bar & Grill
Not right in the heart of the GTA, but in Mississauga, kids 12 and under at Crabby Joe’s can get a free kids meal when accompanied with an adult ordering an entree. Each meal includes a main, side, drink, and a Kinder Surprise! That’ll keep the kids quiet for a solid two minutes!
When to go: Sunday
Old Mill Toronto
This is a good one! Enjoy the well-known traditional breakfast buffet at Old Mill with items like eggs, bacon, eggs benny, pastries, and more. Kids under 5 are free and kids 6-11 eat for half price!
When to go: Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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