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The Best New Cheap Eats in Toronto for 2016

The best new cheap eats in Toronto are a testament not only to our taste buds but also our thriftiness. We wily Torontonians know there doesn’t have to be a divide between the two, and rather that a low price and glorious taste can actually work in perfect harmony.


Here the best new cheap eats from 2016 in Toronto.


Torteria San Cosme
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Torteria San Cosme

This Kensington torteria serves up thirst-quenching agua fresca along with their huge Mexican sandwiches. Save some room for the fresh churros for dessert.

Lasa by Lamesa
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Lasa by Lamesa

This casual restaurant has taken St. Clair West by storm with more rustic interpretations of the Filipino food served at fancier namesake Lamesa. Try the shrimp ginny, pork belly lechons and halo halo.


PG Cluck's
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PG Cluck's

Lineups should be expected outside this microscopic Little Italy chicken shack. Go for the fried chicken thigh sandwiches with jalapeno and honey or straight up chicken combos with kombucha slushies and crullers.

Village Pizza
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Village Pizza

Serving up margherita, vegan, and spam n’ pineapple pies along with whiskey, frenet, wine and beer (yass) in a super casual environment, you can’t go wrong with a slice and a drink combo for five bucks. Now with locations in Dovercourt Village and Dundas West.


Calii Love
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Calii Love

Small poke bowls go for $10.95 at this King West spot. The poke bowls, acai bowls and smoothies here won’t totally break the bank, and are way healthier than the street meat served on the nearby corner.


Knuckle Sandwich
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Knuckle Sandwich

The sandwiches hover around ten bucks but it’s a great deal for the ginormous portions offered at this East York restaurant. Cubanos, shrimp banh mis, grilled cheeses and a variety of other beefy sandwiches are also up for grabs.

Kaboom Chicken
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Kaboom Chicken

Ramen burgers and Korean fried chicken and Hong Kong waffles are what’s up at this casual Riverside joint. You can also get rice balls and a galbi version of poutine.


When The Pig Came Home
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When The Pig Came Home

Meat, meat, and more meat! Not always the name of the game in terms of thrift, but definitely runs the show on deliciousness. Five dollar peameal sammies and $3.50 sides rule the cheapskate roost, but if you want to ball out you can always add foie gras to anything.

Big Beef Bowl
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Big Beef Bowl

When you hear a name like this, you know a fair price and great taste are just around the corner. Langzhou-style beef noodles are the specialty at this super tiny restaurant near Yonge and Finch.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at PG Clucks

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