Cheap Eats: What to do with your last $10 in Toronto?

Scrounging in your pocket, hungry and all you have is $10? You could opt for Toronto’s street meat or go to a fast food joint to get some grub to tie you over.

Let’s be honest, if you’re travelling through Toronto or a foodie – take that $10 and get a culinary treat if you are able. 

With an array of cultural cuisines available, I would challenge you to eat your way through our delightfully delicious city 😉


dumpling-queenDumpling Queen
Yonge and Bloor Area, 649 Yonge Street

Best bang for your buck when you’re craving fresh homemade dumplings. Choice of 3 types whether fried or steamed. Bonus? Should you choose steamed dumplings, you get an extra 3 for a total of 15 vs.12.



St. Lawrence Market
Downtown, 92-95 Front Street East

If you like variety, the Market is an incredible place to grab cheap eats, whether it’s a fresh fruit salad, famous back bacon sandwich, pulled pork burrito, perogies, or the epically filling, chicken/veal/eggplant parmigiana.


IMG_6153The Red Bench
Yonge and Bloor Area, 611 Yonge Street

Custom-made ice-cream sandwich with organic gourmet cookies? Yes, please. Come in and treat yourself to a half or full order. Choose your cookie(s), one of their tasty ice creams and a dressing. Best custom sweet treat in TO!



Jumbo Empanada Inc.
Kensington Market, 245 Augusta Avenue

Craving some Latin American food? Stop in a grab a veggie, chicken or beef empanada, cheese empanada, humita or corn pie. Pair it up with an Inca cola and get a taste of Chile in Toronto.

smoked-salmonWhat a Bagel
Downtown, 130 Spadina Avenue

There’s nothing like a warm, fresh bagel. I got a close taste of what I miss, Montreal Bagels, great value and for a sesame bagel with cream cheese, capers and smoked salmon. YUM.

hosu-bistroHosu Bistro
Downtown, 254 Queen Street West

Although the decor is not engaging, I quite enjoyed my bowl of spicy chicken udon noodle soup. A great selection to satisfy your Korean/Japanese craving. Sit down or take it out, it’s tasty and affordable.


patty-on-a-bunGolden Patty
Kensington Market, 187 Baldwin Street

There’s nothing better than getting some carb comfort with “patty on a bun” which is a spicy beef patty, tucked in between a freshly made coco bun or, try a caribbean dish like jerk chicken, salt fish, and oxtail with rice and beans.



House of Gourmet
Chinatown, 484 Dundas Street West

Looking for Hong Kong style food for cheap? House of Gourmet is a bit of a dive, but honestly, that’s what I love about it. Wonton noodle soup with a HK style cold milk tea is the way to go 🙂


mini-cakesButter Avenue
Downtown, 477 Queen Street West

Perfect place to spoil yourself rotten with true decadence with one of these sweet creations. You can see and taste the passion, love and positive vibes this patisserie passes it on to their patrons.


kimchi-friesBanh Mi Boyz
Downtown, 399 Yonge Street

Asian fusion sandwiches, tacos and sides; it will fix any craving. The kimchi fries are crazy delicious and a perfect complement to one of their steamed bun or banh mi sandwiches.