The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough
The best cheap eats in Scarborough can generally be bought in generous helpings for under $10, and come in an exciting variety of cuisines, including but not limited to Caribbean, South Asian, Latin, American, and Greek. Hidden behind a few rows of parking, many of these storefront eateries and takeaway shops have thrived in unassuming strip malls for decades - a testament not just to great value, but also to serious deliciousness.
Here are the best cheap eats in Scarborough.
This 30 plus year old Caribbean eatery just off McCowan south of Sheppard is well loved for roti, curries and doubles. The menu features hearty stews and curries offered in generously packed roti or with rice for typically $10 or less. More »
Located at Lawrence at Pharmacy Road, this is a fresh source for Middle Eastern specialties and street foods. The takeaway spot offers combos for $7 as well as two-for-one Shawarma or Falafel specials that come dressed with veggies, pickles and garlic sauce. More »
This old school charbroiled hamburger pit at Victoria Park and Sheppard is easily recognized by its glaring pink and orange exterior. The menu is locally renowned for deliciously cheap cheeseburgers ($3.50), fries ($2), and shakes ($2.65). More »
Just south of Pacific Mall, this Kennedy and Steeles joint does griddle cooked burgers, fries and funnel cakes. The most expensive thing on the menu is the signature Juicy Lucy, a cheese stuffed hamburger oozing with melted cheddar cheese that comes in at less than $7. More »
This Ellesmere and Kennedy curry house serves up Indian dosai and South Asian hoppers, curries, roti and lampries (banana leaf wrapped bundles of rice and curry). Order family style dishes or hearty generous combos for typically $10 or less. More »
This cozy Caribbean take-out counter has been in business since 1983, serving up snack foods and hearty comfort foods. Combos feature a choice of veggies or stewed meats with rice or house-made flat breads and range from $5 to $10. More »
It's hard to beat the great value offered at this West Indian takeout spot located on Lawrence at Midland. Here, Trinidadian specialties like doubles sell for $1.25, roti starts at $2, and lampries and parathas for a mere $3. More »
Now at Sheppard and Birchmount, this vibrant restaurant does cheap Latin favourites including Mexican and Salvadoran specialties. The menu lists tamales, burritos and quesadillas, but the real draw is the the steaming hot pupusas sold for $2.25 each. More »
This take out destination for Sri Lankan, Tamil and Indian eats has been well loved for over 20 years for its menu featuring 3/$1 samosa specials and $5 lunches, complete with a choice of curried meat and vegetable selections over a base of rice. More »
Situated on Kennedy Road, this bakery offers an array of breads and cakes but is best known by locals for freshly baked patties that come in a choice of curried chicken, beef, goat or veggie fillings, sold individually for $1.09 or by the dozen for $11. For on the go eating, it's hard to beat the $2.67 special that includes a patty, coco bread and bottled Jamaican pop. More »
This plaza pizzeria and souvlaki house is a hidden gem, known for offering big portions at great value for dine-in or takeaway. The menu features pastas, pizza and Greek specialties like souvlaki combos with salad and a choice of pita or rice for $8.50. The burgers are half decent, too. More »