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10 new Toronto restaurants you can eat at for under $10

Dining out on a budget in Toronto can be challenging, but it doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to fast food. Whether you're craving staples like BBQ, pizza, or Mexican, or hoping to fill-up on roti and dumplings, this wallet friendly list is for you.

Here are my picks for the top new restaurants where you can fill up for $10 or less.

This restaurant in Parkdale serves up Tibetan and Hakka specialties at excellent value. Steamed amdo momo dumplings and spicy Jasha Khatsa chicken are on the menu, along with ultra filling thali combos served at lunch time for around $7.

Pig Out BBQ
On Spadina, this budget barbecue joint dishes out a whole lot of soul. Find pulled pork sandwiches for $6 on the regular menu while daily promos like a brisket sandwich with fries on Thursdays or pulled chicken and fries on Monday come in at $6.95.

Curry & Co.
Wraps ($6.79), naan pizzas ($4.99), and thali combos ($7.49-$8.79) with rice or naan are on the menu at this newly opened vendor in the food court at 10 Dundas St. East. Customize your order with a dozen hearty options including tandoori chicken, lamb curry or chana masala.

Glory of India
Find this eatery in Parkdale dishing out dosas, samosas, and Indian-style rumali roti packed with curried meats, butter chicken or saag paneer. Combo platters served with rice, roti, daal curry, pakoras and rice pudding start at $9.

The Real Jerk
The newest location on Kingston Road joins the outpost on Gerrard to double the availability of delicious cheap eats on the east side. This Caribbean restaurant offers ultra cheap snack foods like dumplings with gravy for $4, and patties for $2, while big appetites can enjoy roti packed with potatoes, lentils, or goat from $8 and up.

Mama Bear Taiwanese Cuisine
Most of the a la carte menu items at this Richmond Hill restaurant come in under $10, but single diners looking for a little variety can opt instead for combos served with three side dishes, soup and fruit. The minced pork and rice combo costs $8.99 while the braised pork belly with bamboo rice combo costs $9.99.

Atsa Matta For You?
This casual new pizza joint on Dundas St. West makes it easy to fill up for cheap. Order signature stone baked pizzas like the Sora with pesto, prosciutto and goat cheese for $10 for a 10 inch pie, or opt for sandwiches ($7-$8) or daily pasta specials or lasagna priced between $6 and $9.

Pam Court
The three-month old Caribbean eatery on Brimley Rd. in Scarborough is dishing out massive chicken roti for $7.50, and dinners with shrimp curry for $8 or goat for $7.50 with rice and roti.

Loga's Corner
Cheap Tibetan food in Parkdale is abundant these days. At this new eatery, you'll find steamed momos filled beef or veggies served ten at a time for $6, or have 'em fried for $7, while parathas stuffed with curried potatoes are sold in pairs for $5.

Maja Indian Cuisine
Quarter chicken dinners done tandoori style with salad, raita and rice or naan for $4.99, plus thali combos starting at $8 are just a couple examples of the cheap thrills found at this casual lunch counter near Sherbourne station. 345 Bloor St. East. 647.350.7876.

What else would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Jesse Milns from Loga's Corner.

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