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Today we’re rounding up a list of where to eat in Calgary’s Kensington neighbourhood for under (or close to) just $10.
Menyatai Japanese Noodle House
Noodles, noodles, and more noodles in this cozy Japanese restaurant just off Kensington on 12th. Many of their Udon, Yakiudon (pan-fried Udon), and apps are less than $10, though for a big bowl of ramen with the fixings, you’ll be spending in the range of $12 to $16.
Address: 24 12 Street NW
Ciao bella! Peppino is a well-known staple for affordable sandwiches and deli-style eats. Enjoy signature sammies, like their Artichoke Turkey, Capicollo, Chicken Parm, Hot Beef N’ Onion, and more for less than $10 each.
Address: 1240 Kensington Road NW
Admittedly, people seem to either love or hate Shawarma and Falafel City, but what they do have in their favour is they are open until 4 a.m., so hello, late night grub.
Address: 1245 Kensington Road NW
The original Chicken on the Way is a take-out joint that specializes in fried chicken, and glorious, greasy, salty fried chicken at that. Don’t miss the corn fritters on the side; and you can’t miss the giant chicken outside. Their “Our Specialty” meal includes four pieces of chicken, fries, and two corn fritters, and costs just $9.20.
Address: 1443 Kensington Road NW
Kensington’s Maurya is a longstanding family-run East Indian restaurant, and here you can do well without spending too much. All of their soups are $5 to $6, as are their veggie or meat samosas. Almost all of their vegetarian main courses fall in the $10 to $13, so you could fill up on just one entree, or save by sharing with a friend and pairing a main with an app or two.
Address: 100-1204 Kensington Road NW