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The 10 dollar lunch of Toronto

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I was thinking about all the great places downtown where you can get an amazingly tasty lunch for less than ten bucks, beverage included. I have some favorites, but I am always open to finding new cheap lunch place.

    A few of mine:

    Goldstone on Spadina - BBQ on rice (bowl) and tea
    Mother's Dumplings on Spadina - plate of boiled dumplings & tea
    Athens Bakery on Danforth - Spinach pie and large coffee
  2. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    BBQ pork buns (and an assortment of other goodies) from that bakery place on baldwin.

    I miss you most of all BBQ Pork Buns:(

    and you can get lunch deals from some Japanese (I think) place on bloor, closer to spadina than to bathurst, like salmon teriyaki and shit, plus soup and salad for like 5 bucks.
  3. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    St Lawrence Market has tons of good stuff for cheap, although I'm partial to the one chinese food place specifically.

    also, Burrito Boys. I'm especially happy that one has opened up in Little Italy.
  4. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Chino Loco's on Greenwood at Queen - rib eye burrito and coke zero
  5. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    St Lawrence gets my vote as well, pemeal bacon sandwich to the veal they have going on, amazing!
  6. Kinger

    Kinger TRIBE Member

    The Clipper Cafe.
  7. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    where's that and what do you recommend?
  8. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    You can get Salad King take out for < 10$

    MMm.... Need my green curry fix
  9. BigLove

    BigLove TRIBE Member

    Hong Fatt, BBQ pork on rice is like $4 plus a dollar or so for a can of whatever you like. It's at Dundas and Huron
  10. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I will be down there later so I will check it out
  11. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    I consider $5-$6 to be the cheap lunch, and $10 closer to treating myself. When you buy lunch every day it adds up for the month: $100 vs $200. Some people of course bring their lunch to save even that $100, but I just don't see myself doing that anytime soon. There's tons of places in the $5-6 range for lunch specials all over downtown...
  12. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Speaking of which, students whining about OSAP's $7.50 food allowance is fucking ridiculous. I work full-time and I eat for less than $7.50 a day.

    The article actually has people bitching about eating sandwiches that they have to make instead of going Subway. Omg, welcome to adulthood.

    I hate white people.
  13. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

    I agree, I don't have much sumpathy for people who choose to go to university, fund their education through publically funded student loans on generous terms compared to other loans and then complain that those government loans don't extend enough allowance for food purchases.

    I worked a part-time job throughout university and there are many different avenues for funding your education and ancillary educational costs. If you want to eat Subway lunches every day instead of cucumber sandwiches, work 10 hours a week as a Subway sandiwch artist or tutor. Or if you are in a demanding program that does not allow for a part-time job, get a line of credit to supplement your OSAP.
  14. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    I love this place. Best Burrito I've ever had.
  15. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    PETIT FOUR!!! That's the best lunch place ever...fresh, delicious and lot of healthy selections.
  16. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Vietnamese subs = $2 (up to $2.50 at some places)

    Absolutely unbeatable value lunch.

    Please close thread now.
  17. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    for under 10 bucks with a drink? good luck.
  18. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    The small sandwich & salad is only 6.95...if you got a water it would still be under $10. In fact, i go there all the time and rarely spent more than 8 or 9 bucks.
  19. the_fornicator

    the_fornicator TRIBE Member

    Anywhere that sells pho.

    This'll pretty much end the thread on a good note.
  20. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    sandwich box, famous bbq, fusaro's - most places i go to you can get lunch and a drink for under $10.00. those 3 are my faves.
  21. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    lol - good one, its the cafe at Scotiabank, 44 King, food isnt bad, cheap prices, and nobody asks if you are an employee. But you didnt hear that from me!
  22. defazman

    defazman TRIBE Member

    The cafeteria at St Mikes is really good, has numerous healthy options that change daily, and is quite reasonably priced.
  23. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

  24. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite TRIBE Member

    J-time Sushi in The Annex -5.99
    The Ritz Jerk special (or friend chicken) -3.99
    pretty much anything @ Ginger. all locations!
  25. Bacchus

    Bacchus TRIBE Promoter

    Ritz 3.99 special FTW.

    loves me some chicken & rice

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