On top of a fun dive vibe with a great playlist and quirky deco, everything on this classic pub menu is under $5. There’s something for everyone including juicy burgers, poutine, fresh salads, and even perogies. The portions are decently sized and tasty.
El Furniture Warehouse, 410 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 647 350 7326
Looking for some traditional comfort food? Head to Pig Out BBQ, an awesome inconspicuous barbecue joint where you can grab a meal under $10 or order a huge platter for sharing. Only a five minute walk from Robart’s Library and open until 10pm, it is a must for indulgent post-studying feasts. In addition to juicy BBQ sandwiches, ribs, and wings, their mac & cheese side is absolutely mouthwatering.
Pig Out BBQ, 650 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 792 6120
This is a great place for a casual meal that is delicious, fresh, and satisfying. The OG grill’s pitas are perfect for portable meals and their salads make a great healthier option. Many of their dishes, including the hearty gyros are under $10, and the yam fries with gyro toppings is an incredible twist on traditional french fries.
The Original Gyro Grill, 4 Walmer Road, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 923 0700
Decently priced, satisfying burritos, quesadillas, bowls, and more served up with unique flavours that can’t be found at any other burrito joint in Toronto. Offering fillings such as baked yam, sweet chilli thai, and butter chicken make this a burrito experience like no other. And as much as college students love noodles, Fat Bastard offers noodles as a unique topping option as well, so you don’t have to decide between these delicious burritos or another night of ramen, especially considering their very reasonable prices.
Fat Bastard Burrito Co., 11 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 647 352 5656
Crepes à GoGo offers creative ingredients and combinations, such as their “signature” Big Ben with mozzarella and raspberry jam, as well as classics like hazelnut, chocolate, and fruit. After tasting this addictive French snack, it will be a relief that many of their delicious options are under $10.
Crêpes à GoGo, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, + 1 416 519 7046
Traditional Canadian comfort food reinvented in creative ways for a quick and satisfying bite, Poutineville is open until 11pm; perfect for a post-class meal or pre-all nighter brain food. They also have a speciality poutine called “hangover cure” loaded with meat, cheese, gravy, and topped with a fried egg that could be a lifesaver for Sunday brunch.
Poutineville, 296 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 349 2345