Vancouver Cheap Eats: Top 5 places to eat cheap at UBC

With a new school year underway, the initial shock of spending your hard earned cash on textbooks rather than bathing suits may leave your wallet looking thinner than usual. However, that doesn’t mean that your stomach has to suffer the same fate.  There are plenty of places to chow down on your campus, you just have to start being saving savvy. Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow took a tour of UBC and found plenty of $5 meals to keep you fueled while you hit the books during the school week.

Monday: The Moon – $5 Combo A: one item and rice or noodles (tax included)

Greasy, filling, and inexpensive, The Moon may be just what you need to recover from the weekend. From sweet and sour pork to tofu, this meal will definitely keep you going through long lectures.

*Note: This is not just a Monday deal, it goes all week round.

The Moon at UBC

Tuesday: Freshslice Pizza – $1 Pizza Slice

Freshslice Pizza in the UBC village is your fairly typical pizza place. However, we give them props for trying to reinvent traditional pie with new and different topping ideas. Plus you get 5 slices for only $5!

Fresh Slice UBC Cheap eats

Wednesday: The Pit  Burger Bar Pub – $3.95 Burger and fries (tax included)

A staple meal at UBC, you’ll never regret ordering the burger and fries (and not just because of the price).  Feeling thirsty? For just one more dollar you can also get a soft drink, rounding out the entire meal to just under five bucks.

UBC Pit Burger

Thursday: Pi R Squared – $2.50 Pizza Slice

For Chow standards, $2.50 may seem a little pricey for just one pizza slice, but trust us–you’re paying for value. Two slices are definitely suffice for even the hungriest of undergrads. Mix up the traditional with their less-than-traditional toppings (one of our favorites is potatoes).

*Note: This is not just a Monday deal, it goes all week round.

Friday: Sprouts – Free! (yes, you read that right)

Sprouts just gave a whole new meaning to TGIF, as it serves fresh and hearty vegetarian meals that are cooked up by volunteers for FREE. It’s a full lunch with bread, salad, and a main course that changes week to week; you just have to bring your own containers. While this may seem too good to be true, this is definitely not the place to go when you’re late for class. Many students have discovered this place already, so long line-ups form fast!

Sprouts UBC

Other Daily Deals:

  White Spot – $3.33 Original Burger on Tuesdays


Delly sandwich at UBCThe Delly (in The Sub) – Half-price on all items after 4pm on Fridays

For more ways to snack, study and save, visit Chowmenow, your Vancouver source for  $5 meal deals. Have somewhere you’d like to add? Review your Chow find!

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