15 places to get delicious cheap eats in Montreal

Mar 24 2022, 6:00 pm

If you’re looking to snack down on a budget, fear not because Montreal has a vast list of options where you can not only eat tasty but for pretty cheap.

Sure, anyone can wander into a cafe and spend a loonie and change on a croissant, but we’re focusing on actual meals.

And no offence to the big chains, but we’re focusing on local spots. Sorry, Big Mac.

Here is a great selection of foods you can chow down on and fill yourself up for about $10.

MarchĂ© HÆ°ng PhĂĄt

 

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MarchĂ© Hung Phat is one of the best authentic Vietnamese grocery stores on the island. They serve a very tasty banh mi cilantro sandwich (pork, chicken, salami) with a soup for under $10. You can’t go wrong.

Address: 7099 rue St-Denis
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm, closed on Tuesdays

Pushap Restaurant

Pushap dishes out phenomenal Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their thalis, with your choice of fried or baked naan, chickpea or lentil curry, rice, and salad, is a full meal, and it’ll cost you just over $10.

The spot does delivery, takeout, and it has long hours for cheap eats at any meal of the day.

Address: 5195 Rue Paré
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

DĂ©panneur Le Pick-Up

Do exactly as its name implies and pick up a sandwich here. It’s $10, so tasty, and you have options!

Address: 7032 rue Waverly
Hours: 11 am – 6 pm, closed Sunday & Monday

La Croqueteria

From smoked meat to tomato-basil, chicken, and garlic shrimp, these tasty little fried croquettes are $2 a pop — enough said.

Address: 520 Avenue Park
Hours: 11 am – 9:30 pm

Boustan

 

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Grab yourself a chicken, beef, veggie, or The Creation at any of the city’s Boustan spots, and you won’t be disappointed. Toss in some of its famous garlic potatoes (with extra sauce), and you’ve got yourself a baffling tasty meal for about $13.

Address: Various locations across Montreal
Hours: 24/7

Schwartz’s

 

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Schwartz’s is an absolute must-try if you’re in Montreal. It’s arguably the most synonymous restaurant in the city’s food scene, and one bite into the smoked meat sandwich will prove why.

Plus, a filling sandwich and famous pickle will run you about $12.

Address: 3895 St-Laurent Boulevard
Hours: 8am – 8 pm

Falafel St. Jacques

From crispy falafel, vegan shawarma, and fresh pita to rugelach, babka, and halva croissants, these plates are very tasty and go for about $9.

Address: 345 St Jacques
Hours: 9 am – 8 pm

Antep Kebap

 

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You might not find a better place to spend $8 in all of Montreal. A chicken sandwich grilled on freshly-baked Turkish bread, coated in yogurt.

Address: 1626 Maisonneuve Blvd
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Ma Poule Mouillée

This mountain of poutine has pork, cheese, fries, and delicious gravy for $10. Yes, please.

Address: 969 Rachel Est
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Wilensky’s Light Lunch

 

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Wilensky’s Light Lunch has not changed much since it opened in 1932, and neither has its prices due to inflation (that much.)

Grab yourself an all-beef salami and bologna sandwich served on a Kaiser roll with mustard. You’ll get charged extra if you don’t get mustard.

This iconic sandwich costs you under $5, like come on.

Address: 34 Avenue Fairmount Ouest
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, closed Sunday & Monday

Nilufar

A pita for $2.50?!

Nilufar is a Godsend for students. It’s found in the heart of Concordia University campus, and the falafels and pitas are so low-priced, it’s a life saver. Plus, you might be greeted by Nilufar (the owner and namesake) — she’s an absolute gem.

Address: 1923 Saint-Catherine Ouest
Hours: 12 pm – 7 pm, closed Saturday & Sunday

Tacos Frida

 

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Your choice of beef, chicken, pork, or veggie tacos for under $9. Do you really need any more convincing?

Address: 4350 Notre-Dame
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm, closed Monday & Tuesday

Chalet Bar-B-Q

 

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Chalet has been dishing out unbelievably tasty chicken meals since 1944. Get a whole bird, half a chicken, or poutine, all for within the $10 to $15 range. You’re getting a good heap of food, the only downside: the hours aren’t amazing.

Address: 5456 Sherbrooke St Ouest
Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm

Burger de Ville 

 

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“Always fresh. Never frozen” is Burger de Ville’s slogan, and they ain’t kidding. These burgers are made in-house, and boy are they something.

With nearly 20 toppings to choose from and some of the juiciest patties in town, this place is an absolute must.

You can get an incredible burger, fresh fries and a drink for under 15 bucks.

Address: 59 Westminster Ave N
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Momesso

Momesso makes arguably the best sub in Montreal. A variety of options for under $10, toss in an order of onion rings, and you’re laughing.

Address: 5562 Chemin Upper Lachine
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm, closed Monday & Tuesday

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