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The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough

The best cheap eats in Scarborough draw hundreds of bargain hunters a day to otherwise relatively obscure and sleepy parts of one of the city’s suburbs. These spots are far flung, often found in strip malls and sometimes cramped, but are well known for tried and true traditional cooking methods and reasonable prices.

Here are the best cheap eats in Scarborough.


Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers
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Johnny's Charbroiled Hamburgers

Hamburgers are still $3.30 at this institution that’s been serving them charcoal-grilled for 50 years. Banquet burgers ring in at under $5, milkshakes under $3, and you can make any burger a double for just $1.65.

Samosa King
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Samosa King

Veggie samosas are reputably five for a buck at this Indian place, meat samosas are two for a buck. They’re decently sized and they also do channa samosas for $2.99, and serve a menu of equally low-priced kothu rotti, biryani and thali for under $5.


Agincourt Bakery
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Agincourt Bakery

This Italian hot table spot boasts large portions and rock bottom prices for incredibly hearty dishes like lasagna and some of the best veal and meatball sandwiches in the entire city for $6 to $7.

Chris Jerk
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Chris Jerk

Jerk chicken shawarma is the thing to get here. Wraps, dinners and even poutine all sell for under ten bucks.


Pho Metro
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Pho Metro

Giant, extra-large orders of a wide variety of beef and egg noodle soups are under $12 here, and just $8.45 for small orders.


Mona's Roti
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Mona's Roti

Customers line up shoulder to shoulder in this small but warm and happy community joint for the prices on authentic handmade roti. For $8.41 you can get a huge roti with a choice of three veggies including rarer options like curry mango.

The Roti Hut
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The Roti Hut

Dhalpurie and paratha roti are what this place has been doing best for decades. Hovering around ten bucks, different styles of roti are uniquely presented, wrapped in spirals or open-faced.


Shawarma Empire
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Shawarma Empire

Hungry shawarma lovers queue up at this small takeout place for a taste of the high-quality ingredients put into reasonably priced packages here. Chicken and strip loin beef shawarma are just $8 for a plate or sandwich.

Babu
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Babu

A long line of customers and a long row of steam tables distinguish this ultra-cheap Sri Lankan takeout place. Gigantic, family-feeding meals of lamprais are under $10, a huge range of dosa go for around $5, and naan and hoppers are just a few bucks.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Babu

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