Top 5: Cheap Eats in Toronto

Being the largest and also the most diverse city in Canada, Toronto attracts a dynamic mix of tourists from all over the world. This city caters to an exciting list of attractions from museums, art galleries, the famous CN Tower to the picturesque Niagara Falls and offshore islands. With an outstanding array of restaurants and eateries, Toronto has rightfully earned the reputation of being Canada’s culinary capital.

Foodie trippers, whenever you decide to visit the marvellous metropolis of Toronto, do check out these Top 5 most recommended places for delicious cheap eats!


1. Queen Street Warehouse

An indigenous Canadian restaurant chain that offers a $5.95 menu including scrumptious dishes such as Avocado Tacos, Roast Turkey on Cranberry Sourdough, and Cheesecakes to name a few. The outdoor patio is gorgeous in summers while the indoor space is designed to give an industrial dive bar vibe.


2. Frankie’s Diner

Although this diner has been a neighbourhood fixture for over 40 years, the modern interiors with a white marble bar and vintage wall photographs create a welcoming aura for guests. With a pleasantly cheap menu, all the dishes are however thoughtfully prepared, aesthetically plated, and undoubtedly delicious. Even though it is reputed for its juicy burgers, their pulled-pork benedict priced at $2.95 is a clear winner.


3. Gale’s Snack Bar

With an overall 1960’s décor that adds to its appeal, this cramped up shoebox space is one of the best Snack Bars in the Leslieville neighbourhood. Famous for its big portion size of scrumptious sandwiches well under $3 that one can enjoy in a low-key, laid-back atmosphere with no fancy frills. Their homemade pie, priced at $1.25 is a must-try dish if you have a sweet tooth.


4. Rasta Pasta

If you are craving a classic jerk chicken plate or mozzarella stuffed dumplings, you have arrived at the best spot in the city. It is touted as the top Jamaican restaurant in the city. Not only is the food is exceptional but also light on the wallet. However, due to high popularity, the place is always packed. Nevertheless, the culinary experience is totally worth the wait.


5. Pow Wow Café

As the name suggests, this place is a minimalist, small patio with an awning outside and scant seating inside. We highly recommend the beef chili, veggie chili, pork or jerk chicken on your fry bread taco! Visit for a leisurely brunch, paired with a glass of their herby homemade cedar soda for just $2.


If you enjoyed reading this, make sure to check out our Top 5 recommendations on cheap eats in Melbourne.


Happy Tripping!

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