The holidays are behind us, and if spending less money is one of your resolutions, than Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow can help you cut back without going hungry. For the next 52 weeks, we’ll be sharing five great places where you can sit down and enjoy a good meal for $5 or less. Cheers to 2015!
One of the newest cafes to join the East Village, Coffeeccino offers cheap breakfast and lunch to keep you fuelled throughout the day. Try the small coffee and muffin special for $1.59, or the grilled cheese sandwich for $3.99. There’s also soup, salads, and a ton of baked goods for under a $5 budget. Plus you get free WIFI!
Address: 2550 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
One of the best places to get together for a cheap lunch is X-Site Grill and Bistro. Their lunch special let’s you choose from chicken souvlaki, cheeseburgers, and pasta for $4.95.
Address: 2270 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Hit up La Casita in Gastown on Mondays for $5 burrito night! If you’re still hungry or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, order their churros for some $3 cinnamon sugar deep-fried goodness.
Address: 101 West Cordova Street, Gastown
If you’re on The Drive and looking for somewhere good, chill, and cheap to eat, look no further than The Dime. Everything from gnocchi to quinoa salads is just $4.95!
Address: 1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What’s a better meal to share with friends than Dim Sum? Head to Congee Noodle King for delicious Dim Sum, generous portions and good prices. Our favourite item is the Steamed Rice Roll for $2.90.
Address: 3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
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