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Cheap Eats: 11 Toronto restaurants (and bars and food shops) where you can eat well for less

Cheap Eats!

2013 is shaping up to be the Year of Cheap Eats in Toronto. Lobster prices are at record lows. Delicious Asian street food is plentiful. And every fancy restaurant is tripping over itself to offer a sandwich deal. (Some bars are even serving inventive cocktails for $10 or less, a steal in the age of the $18 Manhattan). Below, 11 of the best deals in town right now.

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  • Natasha

    This list is ridiculous. No wonder you haven’t attracted any comments in the one year plus since it was compiled. No one read past the first two citings: Leslieville Pump (although it surpasses the $10 threshold of cheap eaters) and Origin Liberty, which is the only worthwhile entry in the whole list – ultimately reducing the veracity of this evocation to ‘Toronto’s One Good Cheap Eat’! Don’t get me wrong – the other restaurants offer some very fine fare – it’s just that $40 for Japanese doesn’t sing ‘cheap’ now, does it?!

    Torontonians appreciate good food, and are willing to pay for it. But the very definition of a ‘Cheap Eats’ list of recommendations is that the reviewer has found meals that are good AND cheap – where you leave saying ‘I’m going to tell my friends about this … oh wait, maybe not, because the next time I want to eat here, I won’t be able to get a table!’

    Hope the list for 2014 offers us some real choices …

  • Mic

    This magazine is pretty arrogant.

    Here’s a real recommendation, try Woodys Burger on Lake Shore W. $10 for the best pulled pork combo in the world. Trust me!