Calgary Cheap Eats: Vegetarian food

Dec 19 2017, 11:09 am

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 vegetarian or veg-friendly spots in the city where you can eat well for under $10.

Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe in SE Calgary specializes in Southern Indian cuisine, and they’ve got hearty vegetarian entrees that fill you up without breaking the bank. Check out their classic dishes that run just $8.99, like their Dhal tadka (lentils), Vegetable khorma, Channa Masala, Aloo gobi, and Baingan bhartha (eggplant). On the weekends, for $10.99, feast on their Thali (buffet) of veggie dishes.

Address: 175A 52nd St Plaza SE
Phone: 403-455-5957
Twitter: @MadrasCafee

Buddha’s Veggie

True, Calgary’s beloved Buddha’s Veggie added meat to their menu, but they still serve a number of dishes that, when paired with an appetizer and shared with someone, will have you in under $10 a person. Their lunch specials, served weekdays, run just $8.90, so midday is the best time to fill up at Buddha’s Veggie.

Address: 5802 Macleod Trail SW
Phone: 403-252-8830

Flipp’n Burgers

Yes, this is a burger joint. But they also happen to have more than just the stereotypically blah option for vegetarians, offering instead three flavour-packed items for vegetarians, and without a big price. The Organic Vegan Burger is $8, the Black Bean Burger is $7.50, and their Falafel Dog is $7.50.

Address: #103 330 – 10 Street NW
Phone: 403-474-9365


Community Natural Foods Café

Calgarians seeking healthy food and products have been shopping at Community Foods since 1977. The three locations of the full-format grocery store also have in-store cafés offering pre-made foods, as well as salad bar, smoothies, sandwiches, and other health-focused fare. With plenty of options that don’t break the bank, vegetarians can stop in and have a satisfying meal while staying on budget.

Address: See website for location information

Chopped Leaf

This Canadian chain makes eating meat-free on a budget a breeze. Items run $6-$10, and range from simple salads to bowls, as well as sandwiches and wraps. Design your own wrap and load it with veggies for $6, or make your own salad for $8.75.

Address: 8650-112th Ave NW
Phone: 587-296-2467
Twitter: @choppedleaf

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