The Best Spots to Get Cheap Lunch in Toronto

There’s no denying that Toronto is an expensive city, but that doesn’t mean there’s nowhere to get cheap eats. Take a look at 7 of the best spots to get cheap lunch in Toronto, no matter what kind of food you’re craving.

Toronto is in no shortage of great taco spots, and Seven Lives is one Mexican joint you don’t want to miss. Located in Kensington Market, you’re sure to get the most bang for your buck when you get your tacos here. Overflowing with mouthwatering toppings and always a few slices of lime on the side, Seven Lives is sure to become one of your go-to lunch spots when you’re in the mood for Mexican!

1. Banh Mi Boys 

You can always count on Banh Mi Boys for a quick, affordable lunch. With four locations around Toronto, and delivery options to boot, you can have your lunch anyway you like. Their menu boasts delicious Asian-fusion sandwiches like grilled pork and lemongrass tofu banh mi, and five spice pork belly steamed bao. You can also get one of their delicious sides. A personal favourite: The kimchi fries.

 

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2. Schnitzel Queen 

It’s always a good time for schnitzel and Schnitzel Queen on Queen Street East does it right. With junior schnitzel sandwiches ranging from $8 to $12 and full sandwiches for no more than $15, you’ve got plenty of options for a cheap lunch. Offering up both pork and chicken schnitzel, as well as fried eggplant and fried cheese plates (with a range of delicious sides), Schnitzel Queen is the place to be come lunchtime.  

3. Yak Cafe

A Tibetan kitchen in the heart of Parkdale, Yak Cafe offers a casual atmosphere for a quick and satisfying lunch. Featuring the classics like momos and gyumas, as well as a range of curries, noodles and stir fry dishes, head to Yak Cafe for a budget-friendly lunch. They also have a perfect-for-lunch bento box featuring four hot chicken wings, seasonal veggies, noodles and tingmo for just $8.99.

 

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4. Seven Lives 

Toronto is in no shortage of great taco spots, and Seven Lives is one Mexican joint you don’t want to miss. Located in Kensington Market, you’re sure to get the most bang for your buck when you get your tacos here. Overflowing with mouthwatering toppings and always a few slices of lime on the side, Seven Lives is sure to become one of your go-to lunch spots when you’re in the mood for Mexican!

 

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5. What a Bagel

The list wouldn’t be complete without everyone’s favourite bagel spot. With plenty of locations around the city, What a Bagel offers hot and fresh bagels with a range of spreads and toppings to-go, all at a great price! Go light with a bagel and cream cheese, or load it up with toppings like smokes salmon, tuna, onions, tomatoes, sprouts, and more.

 

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6. Mother’s Dumplings

It doesn’t get much more wallet-friendly than lunch at Mother’s Dumplings. Located in Chinatown, you can grab boil, steamed and pan-fried dumplings for under $12 and most of the side dishes are under the $5 mark. It’s the perfect place to get your lunchtime dumpling fix!

7. Mattachioni

If you’re in the mood for pizza, head to Mattachioni in the Junction. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays their original three (The Margherita, Marinara and Napoli) are just $10. They also have paninis that range from $9 to $13 so you can stay on budget any day of the week!

 

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Do you know any other places to get cheap lunch in Toronto? Let us know in the comments!

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