Calgary Cheap Eats: Where to eat in McKenzie Towne

Jun 21 2016, 6:45 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 cheap eats in Calgary’s McKenzie Towne neighbourhood for around $10.

Cowtown Beef Shack

Photo courtesy Cowtown Beef Shack

Photo courtesy Cowtown Beef Shack

Overstuffed baguettes are the name of the game at Cowtown Beef Shack. Wrap your hands around freshly baked subs filled with Southern smoked brisket, old-fashioned pulled pork, roasted beef, cheese steak, and other equally tempting options. Price wise, you’re looking at $6.95 for a small and $9.95 for a large.

Address: 640 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE
Phone: 403-720-2121
Twitter: @CtownBeefShack


You’ll find hearty beef and chicken burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and a stack of sides on the menu at Smashburger. Enjoy a deliciously greasy burger and fries for around $10. A milkshake to wash it all down will cost you an extra $5.

Address: 25 High Street SE
Phone: 587-387-2740
Twitter: @Smashburger

Cake Bake Shoppe

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Those craving an affordable sweet treat should make a beeline for Cake Bake Shoppe, where an assortment of cakes and cupcakes are baked fresh everyday from scratch with the finest ingredients, including real butter, natural flavours, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla. Itty Bitty Cupcakes are $2.10 a piece, while Big Cupcakes are priced at $3.85 each. Gluten-free varieties are also available.

Address: 230 11 Mckenzie Towne Avenue SE
Phone: 403-266-7003
Twitter: @CAKEbakeshoppe

Chi Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

This modest Vietnamese restaurant offers a range of solid menu choices, including appetizers, noodle soups, vermicelli, Vietnamese submarines, and vegetarian dishes. You can walk away from Chi Lan having devoured a meal for around $10.

Address: 4307 130 Avenue, SE
Phone: 403-726-2335

Chicken on the Way

If fried chicken is what you want, then fried chicken is what you shall receive. This longstanding eatery (family-owned and operated since 1958) offers fast, fresh, and delicious fried chicken. Purchase by the piece or as a combo–think four pieces of fried chicken, fries, and two corn fritters, for $9.20.

Address: 27 Mckenzie Towne Avenue SE
Phone: 403-720-2367

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