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The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough

The best cheap eats in Scarborough let you take advantage of one of the most diverse (and delicious) culinary scenes in the world. From Afghan-style feasts to old-school hamburger joints, the east end is filled with places where you can dine for around $10 or less.

Here are the best cheap eats in Scarborough.



Samosa King
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Samosa King

This restaurant at Finch and Middlefield makes some of the best and cheapest samosas in the city as well as a super-cheap butter chicken, roti, dosas, pakora and other Indian fare.

Shawarma Empire
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Shawarma Empire

You might think Shawarma Empire is a hidden gem, but the lineup at this takeout counter says otherwise. Head here to munch on a pita filled with fresh-off-the-spit chicken shawarma and loaded with toppings and sauce.


Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers
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Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers

This old-school hamburger joint serves up classic sandwiches and sides. Johnny's is a nostalgic, memory-laden spot. If you're visiting for the first time, you won't be able to miss it thanks to its bright orange sign.


The Real McCoy
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The Real McCoy

For sandwiches, fries, onion rings and big, greasy pizza slices, head to The Real McCoy, which looks like it hasn't changed since the 1960s (because it hasn't). If you go, make sure to get a Mojo, AKA the joint's signature banquet burger.


Mona's Roti
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Mona's Roti

There's limited seating at Mona's Roti, located on Sheppard, just north of the 401. This spot does a steady take out service and over its many years in business, it's garnered a reputation as one of the best Caribbean restaurants in the city.

Chris Jerk
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Chris Jerk

Chris Jerk, at Birchmount and Huntingwood, serves up jerk shawarma. But instead of fusing Middle Eastern with Caribbean flavours, the chef and owner brings together two cooking methods and makes much of his juicy jerk chicken on a rotating spit.



Pho Metro
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Pho Metro

This spacious Vietnamese eatery at Lawrence and Warden is where to go if you're looking to warm up and fill your belly with a hearty bowl of aromatic noodle soup. You can also choose from a slew of other dishes - if you can even manage to eat anything else after devouring your pho.

Babu (Scarborough)
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Babu (Scarborough)

Babu has two locations on the east side of Toronto, including one, of course, in Scarborough. This take out spot, that serves many Sri Lankan dishes, is usually open until midnight. That means you have a deliciously filling option next time you're in need of a midnight snack.


Naan & Kabob
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Naan & Kabob

This Afghan restaurant has multiple locations, including in Mississauga and at Scarborough Town Centre. But before expanding, it operated its original outpost on Lawrence and continues to serve up a variety of kabobs with fresh naan and salad.

The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough


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