- Dining can get expensive, so we sought out Montreal restaurants where you don't have to spend a lot to leave with a satisfied stomach.
- Check out the list below!
I love going out to eat, and trying all of the new and wonderful places that open every week in Montreal. From popular new haunts to comfort food classics, I'm ready to try them all. I've gone so far as to decide that I'm on a personal mission to eat my way through every Montreal restaurant — or at least try to.
However, eating out on a regular basis can be a very expensive habit. Luckily for us Montrealers, there are a ton of spots in the city where you can eat without going over your budget.
As a matter of fact, there are restaurants all over the city where you can sit down and order a massive plate full of food for under $10. From delicious pho spots to classic diner haunts to shish taouk restaurants, there are a ton of offerings for those who want to eat on a budget. Not to mention that eating on a budget does not have to look cheap. There are a lot of restaurants on this list where you could easily take a date without looking broke.
We've compiled our favourite spots to eat for under $10 in Montreal in one list for your scrolling pleasure. Read on to learn more about our most beloved cheap eats.
Ma Poule Mouillée
Where: 969 rue Rachel E.
What: Ma Poule is a go-to if you want a plate with more food on it than you could possibly finish in a sitting for real cheap. Get a chicken sandwich to yourself, or split one of their humongous poutines with a friend. Whatever you do, you have to get some natas for desert.
Lan Zhou Noodles
Where: 1006, blvd. St-Laurent
What: For a heaping bowl of delicious, hand-pulled noodles made fresh in store, there's no better place than Lan Zhou. They have quite a few menu items under $10, so you can get your fill without emptying your wallet.
Thali Cuisine Indienne
Where: 1409, rue St-Marc
What: At this restaurant in the heart of the Guy-Concordia area, you can get wraps, biryani, tandoori and a host of other plates for uner $10. It's a great haunt for students on a budget.
Where: Locations throughout the city
What: You probably already know that Warehouse's menu is fixed at $5.95. If you didn't, you're welcome. The veggie burgers and the pierogies are two dishes that I'll reach for again and again.
Pho Bang New York
Where: 1001, blvd. St-Laurent
What: Pho Bang's huge soup bowls all ring up at $8.50 or less. For that price, you can even splurge on some spring rolls too. Just remember that it is cash only!
Where: 4051, rue St-Hubert
What: On Thursdays, tartares and wine glasses are only $5 at this cozy neighbourhood joint in the Pleateau, so you can feel fancy without paying the price. Pst: they have vegetarian tartares, too.
Where: Several locations in the downtown core
What: VUA is one of the best places to get Bahn Mi in Montreal. Their cheap sandwiches are perfect for those days when you forgot your lunch on the kitchen counter and need to eat for cheap.
Where: 351, ave Laurier E.
What: This classic dinner in the Mile End serves great comfort dishes, with most items on the menu coming in at less than $10.
Where: 4351, ave. de Lorimier
What: This super cozy restaurant in the Plateau serves up some queb favourites at really great places. Whether you're craving a poutine, a BLT or macaroni, you can have it here for under $10.
Where: 130, rue Roy E.
What: This cozy restaurant serves authentic empanadas for under $10. It's a great new place to try with friends on any cold day.
Where: 66, St-Viateur O. & 2145, Crescent
What: One of Montreal's best Caribbean restaurants. You can choose between poutine, jerk chicken sandwiches, spicy patties, and many other options, all for under $10. Plus, the one on Crescent is also a rum bar — so make sure to take advantage of that.
Where: 1641, rue St-Denis
What: This mexican eatery has a menu where you can get classics for $6.95, $8.95 or $9.95, depending on the dish. Combine that with a $9 drink or a $5 beer and you have yourself an inexpensive night out.
Time Out Market
Where: Eaton Center
What: Although many of stalls at Montreal's new upscale food court run a little over $10, you can try quite a few dishes here without breaking the bank. Go for tacos or try a chicken sandwich at Romados!
Where: 68, ave. Fairmount O.
What: Pasta may be a broke student staple, but gnocchi is like pasta's sophisticated aunt. At Drogheria Fine, you can order a box of steaming hot gnocchi to go for only $5.
Where: 32, rue Beaubien E.
What: This pizza joint located inside Beaubien's Notre Dame des Quilles is one of the few Montreal joints that sell New-York style pizza by the slice. A slice will only set you back $3.75, so you can grab a few slices and still stay on budget.
Restaurant Chez Sindibad
Where: 567, Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
What: This restaurant has one of the greatest vegetarian pitas in the city. For $10, you can get a heaping plate of shawarma, or burgers, or shish taouk.
That completes the list of restaurants where you can eat for under $10. Your wallet can thank me later.