Eating cheap doesn't always have to result in a Subway sandwich or a Mcdeal of sorts. Us starving youth need options, and thankfully Montreal has plenty low priced but high quality food joints to fill our bellies. Here are five great food options where you can have a legit meal for only five dollars.
Vietnamese Sandwiches at Vua
Known as Bánh mì to those who can pronounce it, Vietnamese sandwiches are an awesomly affordable way to get full. Tons of varieties exist, from shredded pork to vegetarian, and some vendors even do a cool spin on classic european sandiwiches. Priced at just under $4 for a ten inch sandwich, you definitly get bang for your buck. Vua on St.Denis and ontario is the famed go-to spot which features a ton of other affordable treats.
Hot Dogs at Montreal Pool Room
A classic dive, the Montreal Pool Room doesn't really do pool anymore, but on the bright side it does serve up very cheap and delicious hot dogs. The original steamed hot dog joint in Montreal, the Pool Room is dirt cheap ($2 dogs!) and also hosts some very interesting clientele, like the friendly blokes at Cafe Cleopatra just across the street
Deli Sandwiches at Super Sandwich
Hidden in the basement of the Le Cartier complex is the deli-dep Super Sandwich. No sandwich is priced above $4 and all are served on a warmed french bread roll, condiments included. A dollar will get you extra meat and its 50 cents for cheese, so a nice variety can be tasted while still being under five bucks. Great for McGill students or anyone looking for a fast and affordable sandwich.
Burgers at Patati Patata
The fries and poutine of Patati Patata are great, just don't overlook the $2 hamburgers. Okay, they're a little small, but you can still get two and stay in budget, Plus they're freaking delicious!
Empanadas at La Chilenita
For only $2.75 you can get an authentic empanada at La Chilenita on Napolean and De Bullion. A solid list of both meat filled and veggie empanadas grace La Chilenita's menu, so any diet will be accomodated. Go in with a couple friends since they're are price breaks with the more empanadas you order!
There you have it cheap skates, five food spots that will keep your belly and wallet full. Got a place that's just as delicious and affordable? Let us know in the comments below.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my Pad Thai. All Thai food honestly, but Pad Thai is just the best dish out there.
When I found this picture on Instagram yesterday I was shocked, in a good way! Amazingly, you can get a huge 5 Lb plate of Pad Thai in Montreal now!
It's served at theGolden Bol (or Bol D'Or) on Montreal's South Shore. But guess what the best part is.. this giant plate costs only $12! You can choose to enjoy your enormous Pad Thai with shrimps or with chicken.
So, I know some of you may think traveling out to the South Shore for Pad Thai sounds a little crazy, but I'm telling you it's totally worth it. Because it's honestly one of the best deals in the city for the amount of food you'll get for such a small price!
They also serve tons of other Thai dishes and Chinese dishes that are also massive! You can try their General Tao that weighs in at 3 kg, all kinds of fried rice dishes, curry chicken dishes and sooo much more.
Luckily, there are a couple of spots in Montreal that offer some delicious food for a great price. You just have to know where to look. And if you live in the Plateau then look no further because there's a cool, little spot that offers food and drinks for a very appealing price.
James Bar (3910 St Laurent Blvd) is a new gem on St. Laurent with a pretty unique atmosphere. This trendy and fun bar is named after James McGill, and as soon as you step in, you'll notice some pretty familiar faces. The bar's entire theme is based from all your favourite James', like James Dean and James Franco. I mean, what's better than sitting at your favorite bar enjoying some delicious wings while staring deep into James Franco's eyes? Nothing.
Oh and did I mention their delicious food? Crispy chicken wings, edamame (who doesn't love edamame?), nachos, crispy pickles, Dean poutine (named after James Dean of course), burgers, and mac n' cheese sticks to name some of their grub. Best part is, all of their food is $5.
Yup, you read that right. St. Laurent Boulevard now has a spot where you can get some tasty food that won't hurt your bank account. Well, unless you're there every.single.day. Which, you might be, once you realize how cool this place really is!
Now, it wouldn't be a 'James' theme bar without lots and lots of Jameson! In addition to a delicious $5 food menu, on Thursdays, James Bar also has $1 Jameson shots and $5 Caesars all night long. Yes, you head it right. Did Thursday just become your new favourite day?
Now, if Caesars and Jameson aren't your thing (I get it, you might be more of a beer person), then no worries. James Bar also has Threesome Tuesdays which means $3 drinks, $3 beers, and $3 shots so now you have two new favourite days of the week. Plus, they've got mind blowing cocktails like the King James which features Crown Royal Apple, soda, basil, and strawberries, or the Village James which is the perfect summer beverage if you like beer and Peach Schnapps.
Honestly, this vibrant spot on St.Laurent is definitely worth checking out! From their mouth watering food to their refreshing list of cocktails, and of course their James Franco atmosphere, this is the new summer spot. Bonus: they will be setting up a patio just in time for the warm weather!
Guys, if you've ever been to Montreal, then you know we're unique AF. We do things a little different here, so that something as simple as eating a bagel or drinking a coffee is a whole new, awesome experience.
You read that right, guys. Montreal Pool Room first opened its doors in 1912, founded by Bulgarian immigrant in Filipoff Dakov.
Which makes it a little over 100 years old. And although there were functional pool tables at one point, there aren't anymore. (Unless you count the ones used as counter space... but you can't exactly use those for playing pool).
In 1989, a fire broke out through the restaurant, which forced them to rebuild the whole interior... which, obviously, is not that fun, but it's worth mentioning that despite a huge setback, they returned stronger than ever.
Today, although it's in an all-new location, the love Montrealers have for this spot is clearly strong enough to weather anything.
The quintessential amazing, oldschool diner, this St-Henri spot is famous for its beyond amazing food. And, with oldschool sineage, jukeboxes on the tables, and a super friendly vibe, Greenspot is one of the most awesome places to cop some vintage vibes, too.
Located deep in Montreal's West Island, La Roulotte is worth a visit for their beyond tasty poutines. The fact that you'll be instantly transported into nostalgia land the second you step foot into this diner? Well, that's just an added bonus.
This Beaubien institution serves up delicious burgers, poutines, and other fast food dishes. But one of the coolest things about this spot? Definitely their oldschool vibes, including those classic jukeboxes on the tables.
Alright, be prepared to get blown away by this fact: Montreal Pool Room has been around for over 100 years. Yes, that's a century of steamies, guys. It's hard not to feel that oldschool feel as soon as you step foot into this institution, even if they moved from their original spot across the street.
I don't even think I need to tell you how much I love Beautys. Open in the 40s, not much has changed at this Plateau/Mile-End spot since: the food is good, the staff is awesome, and the whole place has the most authentic oldschool vibes around.
Home of the poutine hot dog, the "everything but the kitchen sink" dessert, the chicken waffle burger, and many, many more delicious concoctions, Jukebox also happens to have some of the most vintage vibes out there. Trust, the second you step into Jukebox, you're transformed into the 1950s.
A popular spot for poutine and other fast-food fare in Montrela's Pointe St-Charles, Paul Patates has been around for years. Their decor is oldschool chique, complete with jukeboxes on the counter. Bonus points for their famous - and delicious - spruce beer, which you should totally try at least once in your life.
Located on the Plaza St-Hubert, Le Roi Du Smoked Meat has been around legit forever. And if you've ever been there, you know exactly why: their smoked meat game is basically untouchable. Taking a step into this spot is like taking a step back in time... but with better food, probably.
Although Chez Tousignant hasn't been around for quite as long as some other spots on this list, the food they make is high-quality and highkey delicious. Mix that in with a sleek design that's a slightly fresher version of an oldschool casse-croute, and you've got pure magic.
This Ahuntsic diner is mainly known for its delicious poutines, and the fact that it's open 24/7. But the vibe here is unbeatable; it looks and feels like a legit diner from the 80s, from the barstools to the Betty Boop decals on the wall.