Trying to keep your wallet as full as your belly? Check out some of the best kept secrets of Toronto where you’ll be able to score some cheap eats without sacrificing taste or quality.

Fat Lamb Kouzina

a mom and pop style Greek place where everything is simple but so delicious and fresh. Conveniently located in Yorkville, though you wouldn’t guess it by its lack of elegant or luxurious decor and offerings.

El Nahual

Who doesn’t love cheap tacos? Just four dollars gets you a taco with fresh ingredients such as pork or shrimp along with some awesome toppings.


Fresh pasta, deli sandwiches and just all around amazing lunch options if you’re in Bloordale. The menu changes often but don’t wait, everything is always good!

Green Republic Food Co.

If you’re a picky eater, this place is for you. Full of DIY sandwiches and salads at an extremely reasonable price, this is a bit of a hole in the wall near the university that you won’t want to miss out on.

Taste Seduction

A great way to taste cultural food while staying casual and within a reasonable price point. This restaurant creates edgy combinations of different cultures’ cuisine, creating impressive hybrids and brand new flavours and the best part is that these flavours don’t come with a hefty price tag.


Simple Middle eastern treats, snacks and light meals are sure to leave you satisfied. If you haven’t delved into the world of Middle Eastern pastry, here is your chance to do so for cheap! If you already have a soft spot for them, then even better, now you know a great spot.

Lox + Schmear

Homemade bagels and cream cheeses with unique flavours that aren’t too pricey. Enjoy smoked salmon or just a plain bagel, whatever tickles your fancy. Enjoy the rotating cream cheeses and fresh bagels.