Often we find new cheap eats from local Instagrammers who also share a love for tasty and affordable food. One of those penny-pinching Vancouverites with a serious case of food-love is Bethany, the girl behind the drool-worthy account @bitesofvancouver. Vancity Buzz and ChowMeNow are partnering up with this local IG’er to bring you some must-try Vancouver finds for under $5.
This place has mastered the perfect crust; thin, crunchy, and strong enough to hold up against toppings yet soft enough if you like to fold your pizza. Their flavour combinations are simple and work perfectly together. Though not the cheapest pizza you’ll find, don’t argue with paying $3.50 per slice; the quality is definitely worth the extra couple of bucks.
Address: 3240 Main Street, Vancouver
This larger than average-sized poutine for $4.39 comes with giant cheese curds and a generous amount of gravy!
Address: 605 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver
These freshly fried tortilla chips are often still warm when they’re served and the salsa fresca is as fresh as it gets. Get them at lunch, and they’ll be the perfect $5 starter for your tacos (which are also $5)!
Address: 15 W Cordova Street, Gastown
Served on made-in-house, freshly baked French baguettes, these Vietnamese sandwiches are among the best in Vancouver. Vegetarians and meat lovers can both enjoy these tasty sandwiches that range between $2.50 and $4.
Address: 701 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
With the choice of meat or vegetarian lasagna or spaghetti, Papa’s is the perfect answer to when you need to satisfy that Italian craving. Served with two pieces of garlic bread, this meal is great value for the $4.75 price tag!
Address: 3030 Main Street, Vancouver
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