Where to fill up on cheap eats near Ryerson University

Aug 28 2019, 10:02 am

Studying at Ryerson means an almost limitless array of food options, since the campus is in the heart of downtown.

But the abundance of options can make it really tricky to decide where to actually go once lunch time comes around… especially for a spot that’s student-budget friendly.

Here are our picks for cheap eating options around Ryerson:

Yonge Street Warehouse

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Known for their $6 all-day menu, Warehouse is one of the best known cheap eats in Toronto. Avocado toast, poutine, ribs, burgers, and much more all for six bucks each — no strings attached. The portion sizes are great here. Just make sure to set aside enough time for the massive lines.

Address: 336 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-599-5788


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Patties Express


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Patties Express is a takeaway spot with a super simple Jamaican patty menu: Beef (in three spice levels), Vegetarian, and Chicken. Single patties are only $2.09, a combo (two patties and a pop) is $4.88, and it only gets cheaper if purchased by the dozen.

Address: 4 Elm Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-350-0111


Burrito Boyz

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Sometimes, there’s nothing more wholesome than a nutritious fat burrito or loaded quesadilla. Sometimes Chipotle’s double-digit prices can scare students off. To solve that, there’s Burrito Boyz, which offers their burritos for around $8 and less. And there are gluten-free options on deck, too.

Address: 74 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-2699


North of Brooklyn

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Pizza is known to be cheap, but when you’re feeling something that surpasses Pizza Hut,  North of Brooklyn offers the greatest of the goods for prices that don’t totally break the bank. All the slices are under $5 and full pies are just under $20. Choose from classics like the Margherita and the Pepperoni, or specials like the Killer Bee made with calabrese sausage, jalapeños, and honey, or opt for the Puttanesca loaded with pecorino, capers, and hand-crushed sauce.

Address: 469 Church Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-980-7990


Dal Moro’s Fresh Pasta To Go


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What if you could get a plate of pasta for a crisp $10? Well, Dal Moro is here with fresh, custom-made pasta with exactly that deal. Better yet, skip the drink and get just the fresh pasta for as low as $8.

Address: 605 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-675-6799



Grocery store cafeterias are always a go-to for lunch, and HMart is one of the best spots for it. Get all some Korean favourites such as kimbap, spicy rice cakes, and chicken katsu all for under $10. And on top of the grab-and-go eats, you can stock up on groceries, too.

Address: 338 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-350-3100

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By no means is it a healthy choice, but if you’re headed home after a night out on the town and you need a little carb and grease to soak up the alcohol you’ve consumed, you can’t go wrong. The value menu offers plenty of tummy-filling options for less than $2, and all-day breakfast means you don’t need to wait until morning for a McMuffin.

Address: 356 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-596-2231


Not Just Noodles

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Chinese food lunch specials are synonymous with cheap eats. Not Just Noodles has a $6 lunch special that comes with soup, chicken fried rice, an egg roll, and whatever protein of the day there is. Choose between General Tao’s Chicken and Black Bean Beef on Fridays or Ginger Onion Chicken and General Tao’s tofu on Wednesdays. There are so many options to choose from for only $6.

Address: 570 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-960-8898


With files from Adrian Zee.

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