Wednesday, June 8, 2016

23 Of The Most Delicious Cheap Eats In Canada

All for a couple of toonies.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favourite foods for under $10 from their corners of Canada. Here's what they said:

Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

1. A donair from Donair On The Run in Cochrane, Alberta


Cost: $5.50

“We have the best donairs in the world, and everyone agrees that no one else compares.” —morganp4cae1dc61

2. And donairs from "pretty much any place" in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cost: $6

“Pretty much any place that has them is good.” — Nicole Countway on Facebook
But especially from King of Donair.

3. A sandwich from Di Rienzo in Ottawa, Ontario


Cost: $4.42

“Fresh sandwiches almost as big as your face.” — Cait Ford on Facebook

4. A bagel from Saint-Viateur Bagels in Montreal, Quebec


Cost: $2-3

Their unique Montreal-style bagels are made with 100% natural ingredients and they’re, apparently, “the best things ever and super cheap!” —Emma De Pippo on Facebook

5. A shot of chocolate from Soma in Toronto, Ontario.


Cost: $3.33

“Soma’s cinnamon-spiked Mayan elixir combines dark Venezuelan chocolate, Australian ginger, Madagascar vanilla, orange peel and chili. Pardon me while I drool all over my keyboard.” —leahlionheart

6. Poutine from La Banquise in Montreal, Quebec


Cost: $6 - $10

“30 different kinds of poutine waiting for you 24 hours a day.” —pbj21

7. Pulled pork poutine from Pig BBQ Joint in Victoria, British Columbia


Cost: $10

“It’s amazing. Honestly everyone raves about it here.” —ciarraemilyg

8. And poutine from Smoke's Poutinerie in Fredericton, New Brunswick


(Because Quebec is not the only province that can do poutine justice.)
Cost: $6.99

Submitted by princessjimkirk

9. A smoked meat sandwich from Shwartz's Deli in Montreal, Quebec


Cost: $9.35

“They are $9.35 and worth every loonie!” —lpinsent31

10. A stick of maple snow taffy from a Cabane à Sucre in Quebec


Cost: under $10 for the treat, over $10 for the experience

“If you have the chance to go to a Cabane à Sucre, DO IT. Full, hearty meals with a day in a maple producing area where you get to look around and see the process is really fun.” —jttl

11. A Vietnamese sub from Thi Thi Vietnamese Submarine in Calgary, Alberta


Cost: $6.75

“Best Viet subs in town for under $10! Local and delicious. Always a huge line-up at lunchtime, but totally worth it.” —lenac4156d20a7

12. Kimchi fries from Banh Mi Boys in Toronto, Ontario


Cost: $5.99

“The kimchi fries there are beyond transcendent. Thinking about it alone makes me salivate.” —sugarf

13. A slice of pizza (with donair sauce) from Pictou County Pizza in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cost: ~$5

“Even better with donair sauce” —nicolea43f12cea6
“Spicy brown sauce instead of traditional tomato. Mmmmm..” —chelseaja

14. All-you-can-eat perogie nights from various venues around Saskatchewan


Cost: $10

Churches and universities in and around the Saskatoon area will host all-you-can-eat perogie nights as a fundraiser event. They’re “$10 for all you can eat perogies: sausage, onion, and sauerkraut. Perfect.” —sarahd47fb53f78

15. A chili burger in a bowl from Dairi-Wip in Winnipeg, Manitoba


Cost: $6.20

Submitted by cwms76

16. A bowl of homemade soup from The Soup Boy in Fredericton, New Brunswick


Cost: < $10

“Our local market has this 18-year-old boy who has a stand called “The Soup Boy”. It is sooooo good. He does everything from scratch. His sweet potato soup is to die for!” — Hannah Karen Steeves on Facebook

17. A chicken shawarma from Jimmy's A & A Deli in Calgary, Alberta


Cost: $9

Often hailed as the “best beef donairs and chicken shawarmas in Canada.” — Submitted by stefaniediduch

18. A burger and milkshake from Peter's Drive-In in Calgary, Alberta


Cost: $9 altogether

“It’s all amazing and individually they’re all under $10. You get you could get a burger or fries and a shake for under $10. The fries and shakes especially are wonderful. They’re pretty well known within Calgary.” —Britt2050

19. Fish tacos from the Tacofino food truck on Vancouver Island, British Columbia



Cost: $5

“Amazing fish tacos. And burritos.” —beansthecorgi

20. Breakfast served all day at Bon's Off Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia


Cost: $2.95 (for an entire plate)

“Excellently cheap and very tasty all-day breakfast of eggs, potatoes, toast and sausage. For only $2.95, tax included. Favourite place for cheap brunch!” —mischap2

21. Garlic fingers from various venues in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island


Cost: $7.99

“[Found] anywhere in maritimes. Think pizza but not: Pizza dough, garlic sauce and cheese. With some tasty donair sauce to dip them in. Delicious!” —ekellyma

22. A "Persian" treat from The Persian Man in Thunder Bay, Ontario


Cost: $0.50

“It’s kind of like a light, fluffy donut with delicious strawberry frosting. It’s a secret recipe that no one knows except for The Persian Man.” —lindsy115

23. And Beavertails FOR FREE from University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario

Creative Commons / Flickr: zorbs

Creative Commons / Flickr: zorbs


Cost (normally): $4 - $6

“uOttawa gives free cinnamon BeaverTails out to students every winter and it is glorious.” —Katherine Haché on Facebook

“Beavertails in Ottawa! Especially at this time of year when you can get them while skating on the canal. Amazing.” —Alicia Prevost on Facebook

“Absolutely delicious and inexpensive. My friends and I joke about how we feel bad for everyone who hasn’t had one!” —elizabethpapernov

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