Calgary Cheap Eats: Global eats on the cheap

Aug 31 2016, 9:22 pm

Whether you’re after a quick snack or meal, make sure you check out our weekly Cheap Eats post dedicated to affordable and tasty food in Calgary aimed at satisfying your belly without breaking the bank.

Today we’re rounding up a list of five places in Calgary featuring eats from around the globe where you can fill up for around $10.

Empanada Queen

Giant hot pockets of dough stuffed with savoury fillings (like chorizo and cheese, sliced beef, spicy chicken, plain cheese and more) are at the core of this Chilean eatery focused on the almighty empanada. You can feast easily on one or two of these, but the more you buy, the cheaper they get, as the knock the per-piece price down when you order six or a dozen. Yas, queen!

Address: #4 4412 Manilla Road SE
Phone: 403-235-0686

Anatolia Turkish Food

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Anatolia Turkish Food is a family-run business specializing in Mediterranean fare, such as kabobs, and Börek/Gözleme (stuffed and fried pockets of phyllo dough), salads, and more.
But their most popular dish–and the best deal–is their lamb shank plate, which runs $11, and draws raves.

Address: 1235 26 Avenue SE
Phone: 403 616 2238

Mamak Dang Fusion Malaysian Cuisine

Offering a mix of Malaysian and pan-Asian eats, Mamak Dang is where you can go if you like laksa (noodle soup) or crave Kon Lou Mee (a dried noodle dish).

Address: 4604 12th Street NE
Phone: 403-261-1811

Ukranian Fine Foods

This longstanding Calgary purveyor of traditional (albeit hefty) Ukranian eats, like perogies and cabbage rolls, offers a no frills sit-down eating experience, too–though you can feast on an epic plate of soul-satisfying fare via take-out or frozen (ready to heat). They promise it’s “just like Baba’s.” 

Address: 540 Cleveland Crescent SE
Phone: 403-287-8884

Address:  Crossroads  Market,  1235 – 26 Avenue SE

Cedars Restaurant & Deli

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Cedars has been serving Calgary since 1985. Head there to cure your craving for savoury combo plates, donair, salads, shawarma, and falafel.

Address: 5 Calgary locations; check website for details