By Brooks Bigger


Top 20 Yummy Budget Eats in Toronto

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Seven Lives

This unique taqueria takes up tacos on a whole new level with ingredients such as octopus, fish, and others served in huge portions.

Mona’s Roti

Famous restaurant serving homemade roti with several fillings to choose from, but its oxtail is equally to-die-for.

Allwyn’s Bakery

A well-loved Jamaican bakery best known for its patties, jerk sauce, and coco bread.


Indian and Sri Lankan food takeout spot with long queues that’s famous for its budget-friendly yet yummy dishes.

Shawarma Empire

A place that will surely satisfy all your shawarma and falafel cravings.

SanRemo Bakery

A not so ordinary bakery where people flock to have delicious Italian meals at a reasonable cost.


A hidden gem inside a butcher shop that sells freshly made Mexican food, but most popular for its tacos.

Khorak Supermarket

Kebab shop inside a grocery in Little Tehran that serves hot and mouth-watering Persian meals, including lemon roasted chicken.

Bitondo Pizzeria

This old school pizza salon in Little Italy sells traditional pizzas that are well-loved by people in the area.

Canbe Foods

A takeout spot for all your favourite South Asian dishes like roti and samosas with a frozen section you can cook at home.

LaRose Bakery

If you’re looking for some authentic Italian food with superb customer service, then come to this family-owned restaurant, but be ready for long queues during weekends.

Juicy Dumpling

Don’t miss out on their cheap soup dumplings that will make you want to keep having more with every bite you take.


A burger joint at Little Italy and Queen West that has one of the meanest smash burgers with juicy patties and poutine in their menu.

Torteria San Cosme

A street food-themed eatery in Kensington that offers 9 Mexican sandwiches made with fresh, thin-crust bread that is soft and porous.

Nom Nom Nom Poutine

Get your French street food fix to-go from this shipping container van that serves poutine, crepes, croissants, and more.

Agincourt Bakery

This famous bakery at Scarborough serves up some of the best Italian dishes like lasagna and meatball sandwiches in generous servings that are good for sharing.

Egg Bae

Find $7 gourmet egg sandwiches at Kensington that will fill you up for breakfast.

Ghadir Meat

A fish and meat market at Scarborough that has one of the best shawarmas in town you wouldn’t dare miss.


Take your favourite steak sandwiches and taco snacks to-go from this Leslieville Latin American sandwich shop.

Pho Tien Thanh 

Satisfy your pho cravings at this reasonably priced Vietnamese restaurant at the Ossington Strip.