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Today we’re rounding up a list of where to eat in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood for under (or close to) $10.
For all your panini needs head to Calgary’s Holy Grill. The independent eatery churns out a mouthwatering array of sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Not only does the menu list options like this little beauty, the Bacon Avocado Crisp (bacon, avocado, fried egg, cheddar, mayo, pickled eggplant, spinach, and tomato on a poppy seed bun), but it also sports a smile-worthy price tag. All sandwiches are priced at $9.50 or less.
Address: 827 10th Avenue SW
If you’re craving a grab-and-go sweet treat in the Beltline district be sure to hit up Jelly Modern Doughnuts. Brightly coloured, Jelly Modern’s hand-dipped, hand-filled, and cake doughnuts are priced at $2.75 a piece. The donuterie’s smaller three-bite versions will set you back $2.25 each.
Address: 100-1414 8th Street SW
Since opening in 2005, Tubby Dog has been a neighbourhood comfort food staple. The diner-esque joint continues to dish up a range of signature hot dogs (each with their own surprising topping) all priced at under $10. Keep it classic with the eatery’s Tubby Dog, a loaded hot dog filled with homemade chili, bacon, cheese, onions, and mustard. For something a little more unconventional dig into the PBJ, a dog smothered in PB & J and topped with Captain Crunch cereal.
Address: 1022 17th Avenue SW
With $10 entrées this fast-casual spot is a real winner when it comes to cheap, tasty, and authentic Thai food. Tuck into flavourful dishes like Beef Masman Curry, Green Curry with chicken, Moo Moo Lemon (BBQ pork shoulder topped with shallots, lemongrass, lime chili dressing, mine, and rice crumbs), and more.
Address: 636 17th Avenue SW
The Beltline’s GAGA Pizzeria is a reliably good spot to grab a freshly baked and reasonably priced pizza. All of their 10 inch pies come in at $10 or less. Pizzas served up include a classic Margherita, a New York-style mozzarella and pepperoni pie, the signature Mamma Mia (mozzarella, capiccollo, olives, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and hot peppers), and more.
Address: 1236 12th Avenue SW