You can get meals for $1 in these neighbourhoods next week

Feb 9 2019, 1:34 am

#BrokeJanuary may be over, but we all know it’s important to save money, no matter what month it is.

And the $1 ‘Food Festivals’ happening in North York and the Dovercourt and Dufferin Grove area next week are sure to help you keep pinching those pennies.

Food-ordering-app Ritual is launching in these neighbourhoods, and they’re bringing with them cheap eats galore.

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The North York Festival is a huge one, featuring nearly 40 local restaurants.

If you’re new to Ritual, you can participate and get food for $1 multiple times throughout the week, to a maximum of five times. All you need to do is use the search tag ‘NYDOLLARFEST’ and choose your inexpensive meal from the giant list of restaurants.

If you’re already an app-user, you must refer at least one new person to Ritual using your in-app link in order to gain access to the festival. Once the person you refer places their first order between Feb 11 and Feb 22, you can order your $1 meals.

App points and credits will be given to the referrer and referee, respectively.


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Some of the North York restaurants participating include:

Artisan Noodle – 5421 Yonge Street
Nanashake – 4750 Yonge Street
Sugar Marmalade – 5322 Yonge Street
Z-Teca – Unit 7 at 5150 Yonge Street
EAT BKK Thai Kitchen – 4704 Yonge St
Jin’s Mi-Fen – 5515 Yonge St
Cottage – 15 Northtown Way #24
CHAINSMOKER Urban Smoked Meats – 3513 Bathurst St
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen – 3479 Yonge St
Soban Cafe – 5600 Yonge Street
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken – 5525 Yonge St
Poke Eats – 4750 Yonge St #118
Butter Chick – 2 Sheppard Ave E
Gino’s Pizza – 787 Steeles Ave W
Pho 88 Restaurant – 5197 Yonge St
Chu Resto – 5423 Yonge Street
Wing Machine – 787 Steeles Avenue West
BarBurrito – 6464 Yonge Street
Pho Saigon St. – 1045 Steeles Avenue West
Vietnoms – 243 Sheppard Ave E
Hey Sugar – 5379 Yonge St
Whale Juice & Blends – 4750 Yonge St
Freshii – 5650 Yonge St
Fit For Life – 5700 Yonge St
Rosey J Cafe – 19 Finch Ave W
Mo’s Golden Pretzel – 4841 Yonge Street
Yang Teashop – 5295 Yonge St

In the Dovercourt and Dufferin Grove area, new Ritual users can download the app and search ‘DOLLARFEST’ to order meals for just $1. You can order up to five times during the festival, with a max of one order per day.


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Close to 20 restaurants are participating in the Dovercourt and Dufferin Grove area, including:

Hub Coffee – 983 Dovercourt Road
Sunshine Wholesome Market – 942 College Street
Cinderella Restaurant – 1015 Dufferin Street
Five Points – 1051 Bloor Street West
Canecas Sports Bar – 605 Rogers Road
Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs – 940 Bloor St W
Village Pizza – 759 Dovercourt Road
Alchemy Food & Drink – 890 College Street
The Empire – 1018 Bloor Street West
Foodbenders – 1162 Bloor Street West
Tierra Azteca – Unit #2 at 1115 Bloor Street West
Laziza Mediterranean Cuisine – 950 Bloor Street West
The Maker Bean Cafe – 1052 Bloor Street West
Tokyo Smoke Little Portugal – 874 College Street
Butter Chicken Roti – 1030 Bloor St W

All those nickels and dimes you’ve saved from the couch cushions are about to be put to good use!

Ritual Dollar Festival

When: February 11 to February 22
Where: At participating restaurants

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