Here are 10 cost-effective foods that cost less than $ 10 in Toronto.

Inflation is out of control.

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate rose to 7.7 percent in May, the fastest pace in nearly four decades of rising consumer prices.

Restaurant food prices rose 6.8 percent in May, while grocery prices rose 9.7 percent.

It’s hard to think of any restaurants or takeout spots – big or small – that haven’t raised their prices in recent months. Even big chains like Domino’s and Starbucks have become more expensive.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of local gems in downtown Toronto where you can get delicious food without breaking the bank.

We asked Star readers to share their preferences.

Banh Mi Nguyen Huong

Location: 322 Spadina Avenue (Chinatown)

Banh Mi Nguyen Huong, a Chinatown company, sells delicious and fresh Vietnamese sandwiches at ridiculously low prices.

A small, cool sandwich on an old, airy baguette, with pickled vegetables and a creamy belly on top, costs only $ 4, including taxes, or $ 5 for a large one. Barbecue pork and barbecue chicken come in one size, and it costs $ 6.

Bonus points: The sandwiches are ready, so you don’t have to wait.

Other Cheap Places to Occupy Binh MI: Liz Sandwich (1119 College Street), Lamahan Binh MI (733 Bilour Street West).

The corner of the log

Location: 216 Close Avenue, Toronto (Parkdale)

This unheated Tibetan spot in the heart of Parkdale throws some of the city’s finest waxes. For only $ 7, you get a healthy portion of flavored beef, chicken or vegetable momos – but in reality, dumplings are just a vehicle for Loga’s famous hot sauce.

If you have low tolerance for spices, you can have mango lassi ($ 3) or butter tea ($ 1.50) with your meal and still stay for less than ten rupees.

Los San Saver Paposeria Restaurant

Los San Savar serves El Salvador's home cooking, which consists of large bowls of papus, herbs and soups.

Location: 2461 St. Clair Avenue West (Stock Yards)

Delicious papusa is only $ 3 at this homemade Salvadorian restaurant, but the original stealth restaurant has breakfast, which includes eggs, bananas, beans, cheese, tartilas and a کافی 10 flat coffee.

Check out the star review here.

Scotty Bonus Caribbean Girl

Location: 402 Crystal St. W. (Annex)

This relatively new location near the University of Toronto offers traditional Caribbean cuisine “with Western infusion”. I am a big fan of their cups and their bread, which can easily feed two people.

But if you want a higher price, take advantage of their jerk chicken sandwich specials – the sandwich alone costs less than $ 6, while the lunchtime special, which comes with a drink and jerk spiced fries, is just under $ 10. ۔

Offered on grilled cocoa bread, the Scotty Bonus allows you to customize your topping. I highly recommend Pineapple Corn and Scotty Cream Lime Sauce. Beware of their Scotch bonnet hot sauce. Be aware of yourself.

Other great places to get a jerk chicken sandwich: Fehmi Bakery (222 Lansdowne Avenue Unit B), Allwyn’s (404 Queen Street West)

Kibo Sushi House

Location: All over the city

Reliable and full, Kibo has a daily cash and carry deal that gives you the sushi roll of your choice for as little as 5. Personally, I need two servings to fill up – I usually grab a spicy tuna roll and a dynamite roll and I’m completely satisfied.

Juicy dumplings

Location: 280 Spadina Ave (Chinatown)

Don’t be fooled by stupid branding – Josie Dumpling, located on the ground floor of Dragon City Mall – offers incredibly delicious Chinese fritters at a ridiculously low price. Half a dozen mouth-watering soup dumplings cost just 2.99, but there are many other options available for less than $ 10. I would recommend “Pan Fried Juice Buns” (Pork), which costs you only 99 3.99.

Ghazal Restaurant

Location: Various locations throughout Toronto

Fallfill wrap is a criminal low-grade lunch item. Healthy, tasty, colorful, spicy. You got some fried crunch there. Satisfactory, affordable, and crime-free. My favorite place for less than 10 is Ghazal, a Lebanese place that offers fresh and delicious food for about $ 8.

If you want to spend more than 10, grab their “slim plate”, which allows you to choose from four of their freshly made salads and vegetables.

رستا پاستا

Location: 61 Kensington Avenue (Kensington Market)

Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite lunch spot all over Toronto is Rasta Pasta at Kensington Market. Smoked chicken in front, known for its loud dance halls and reggae music, has the best Jerk Gravy and the best Colisela in town. These days the special price of jerk chicken or jerk pork is also $ 10 – it’s more expensive than ever, but it costs every cent.

Also suggest: Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods (542 St Clair Avenue West).

بادیالی پزیریا

Location: 181 Dovercourt Road (Queen West)

The New York-style neighborhood slice shop recently took part in a discussion about “the best pizza in town.” Get a slice of pepperoni for $ 6 – of course, it’s more expensive than most pizza chains, but you can’t afford high quality.

If you want pizza and you’re really on a budget: Chito’s Pizza And Foods (1308 Bloor Street West), where you can get a scoop of piled chicken shawarma for less than 4.

Square boy

Location: 875 Danforth Avenue (Greek Town)

I’m also adding a greasy spoon called Square Boy because a) I don’t want to be accused of wiping eastward. B) They offer a very solid, old school hamburger that will fill any stomach. The “banquet burger”, which is massive and mixed in pickles, is taxed at only 75 5.75.

My favorite part of the Square Boy experience, though, is eating – you’ll feel like you’ve entered the 1980’s.

Another solid burger option for the cheap: Gold Standard (385 Roncesvalles Avenue).

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