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The Best New Cheap Eats in Toronto for 2015

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 18, 2016

Cheap Eats TorontoThe best new cheap eats in Toronto are a cross-cultural collection of street foods and sandwiches. Whether you're craving tacos or doner, fried chicken or fried pizza, Vietnamese subs or Chicago-style heros, these eateries make it easy to eat great even on a budget.

Here are the best new cheap eats in Toronto for 2015.

Otto's Berlin Doner

Otto's Berlin Doner

Fill up on doner kebabs ($7-$9) and boxed meals ($7 and up) loaded with shaved meats, fried cheese or veggies at this German-influenced eatery in Kensington Market. Another house fave is the currywurst ($8), a sausage smothered in tomato curry and best had with a side of fries and mayo. More »

The Dirty Bird

The Dirty Bird

Two-piece chicken dinners will set you back just $7 at this fried chicken and waffle specialist in Kensington Market. Some of the signature offerings can get a little pricey, but the Dirty Bird’ger ($7) featuring boneless chicken sandwiched into a waffle is practically a steal. More »

A3 Napoli

A3 Napoli

The friggitoria in Little Italy is home to an array of cheap Italian street foods. For less than five bucks you can enjoy a portafoglio (a folded mini Margherita pizza). Or opt for a paper cone filled with different types of fritti misto (deep-fried veggies) for $8 and up. More »

Tacos 101

Tacos 101

Find this taqueria at Dundas and Church slinging take-out tacos all day long. The menu of Mexican street foods maxes out at $4.50 for the beer-battered fried cod taco, while a tortilla piled with crispy rotisserie-cooked pork and pineapple goes for $4, and the guac’ and chips cost just $3. More »

Bobbie Sue's

Bobbie Sue's

The walk-up window just off Ossington has an all-mac-and-cheese menu that’ll satisfy substantial appetites. Prices start at $5.30 for the small-sized classic five-cheese blend and go up to $12.85 for the large carbonara-laced version with pancetta and grana padano. More »

Loga's Corner

Loga's Corner

This take-out shop and cafe in Parkdale's Little Tibet dishes out deep-fried potato dumplings for a dollar each, parathas sold in pairs for $5, and hand-pinched dumplings filled with veggies or beef that start at $6 for an order of ten. More »

Tuckshop Kitchen

Tuckshop Kitchen

Tucked away on Edwin St. in the Junction Triangle, this neighbourhood general store is stocked with convenience foods, fresh baked goods and a menu of made-to-order sandwiches priced at $7.50. Among the house favourites is the BLT featuring house-cured bacon, lettuce, tomato and basil mayo on multi-seed bread. More »

Royale's Luncheonette

Royale's Luncheonette

This lunch counter on Dundas West offers an eclectic menu of fresh, made-from-scratch fare. Look forward to an ever-changing menu that’s recently featured Chicago-style sandwiches stuffed with thinly sliced roasted pork and pickles for $8 and shrimp tostadas for $8.50. More »

Baguette & Co.

Baguette & Co.

This sandwich shop in The Junction is an excellent source for wallet-friendly foods. A choice of Western-style subs or Vietnamese banh mi range from $2.99 for char-grilled tofu to $3.49 for pork or $3.99 for chicken or beef. More »

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