If you venture outside of the usual neighbourhoods, you never know what gems you can find. Located on the east side of Vancouver, Kensington-Cedar Cottage is one of the most culinary diverse areas of the city, and when it comes to cheap eats, we have five places in the neighbourhood you can fuel up for $10 or less.
On those manic Mondays, House of Dosas offers an amazing deal that your stomach will thank you for. For under $10, you can get an Indian version of a French crepe that’s made out of rice and lentils, then stuffed with either chicken, beef, vegetables, or fish in a delicious curry sauce.
Address: 1391 Kingsway, Vancouver
Vegetarian-friendly and a great alternative to the traditional Vietnamese pho, Chau Veggiexpress offers up soup-less noodle bowls for $10. Most of their dishes are gluten-free as well, and can be easily made vegan.
Address: 5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Filipino food is known to be family style and perfect for sharing, and Hapag Ihaw-Ihaw is no exception. If you’re in the mood for a light bite, order the BBQ’d marinated skewers in lime, soy sauce, and a traditional Filipino barbecue sauce for $2.50 each. Hungry? Go for the full meal deal and get three skewers, rice, and salad for less than $10.
Address: 5432 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Offering a selection of Jamaican and African foods, don’t pass on the patties or their specialty, Jam Za Za. With a variety of toppings like jerk shrimp or jerkfu, you can also get the bowls for $8.50 or split the pizza version with your friends.
Address: 2707 Commercial Dr. Vancouver
From seafood noodle soups to salads, Green Lemongrass offers a variety of authentic dishes. The best part? Everything on the menu is under $10.
Address: 1086 Kingsway, Vancouver