I think we can all agree that Montreal has way too many amazing restaurants. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that like it's a bad thing!
You can go eat five-star cuisine with ingredients sourced from a mountain passage in the Northernmost part of the Northernmost town in the West just as easily as you can go eat random meat in a wrap with a taste that'll make you believe in dreams again.
This is Montreal. We're blessed with the best. For those of us that can't afford the splendours of fine dining, we must make do with frugal random meat wraps. And to be honest...the options are way better and way tastier.
Here are the 21 finest cheap restaurants you need to try in Montreal!
What: A traditional Chinese restaurant in the heart of Downtown Montreal. Only $9.99 for 15 dumplings. Nothing on the menu exceeds $11.99.
Where: 1425 rue Mackay
What: A family-owned small restaurant in N.D.G. that serves up amazing tacos at only $5 bucks apiece. Oh yeah, burritos the size of a small child at only $10!
Where: 5893 Sherbrooke O.
What: A quintessential Plateau Mont-Royal Portuguese chicken restaurant with heaping portions for as little as $10 bucks.
Where: 115 rue Rachel E.
What: Incredible Indian thali dishes at an affordable price - $6.50 to $7.50 for all meals.
Where: 5195 rue Pare
What: Handmade gnocchi in a Chinese takeout box for only $5 bucks!
Where: 68 Avenue Fairmount O.
What: Authentic homemade Chinese food in a cafeteria setting, $10 for a three dish combo and unlimited rice.
Where: 1622 de Maisonneuve O.
Hoang Oahn Sandwich
What: Delicious handmade Bahn Mi sandwiches for only $4 or less.
Where: 1071 boulevard Saint-Laurent // 7178 rue St-Denis
Falafel St. Jacques
What: Vegetarian-friendly eats in Lachine with huge falafel wraps at only $7 bucks.
Where: 345 rue St. Jacques
Decarie Hot Dog
What: A classic Montreal greasy spoon that's been serving up $2 steamies since the 1960s.
Where: 953 boulevard Decarie
Pho Tay Ho
What: Huge servings of flavourful pho bowls for only $10 bucks or less.
Where: 6414 rue St-Denis
What: Customized, made-to-order burger trios for as little as $12. Oh, and Korean tacos too!
Where: 1407 rue Saint-Marc
What: This is one of the only places in Montreal that has traditional homemade Phnom Pehn soup from Vietnam. Prices range from $7-$10.
Where: 939 boulevard Decarie
Wilensky's Light Lunch
What: Since 1932, Montrealers have gone to Wilensky's for the $4.17 Wilensky special sandwich.
Where: 34 Avenue Fairmount O.
What: A delicious St-Henri Mexican restaurant with tacos for only $2.50!
Where: 4350 rue Notre-Dame O.
What: A classic Plateau-Mont-Royal diner that has awesome burgers and one of the best poutines in the city. Combos under $12 bucks!
Where: 4177 boulevard St-Laurent
What: An amazing sandwich starting at only $3.50! A favourite with the lunch rush crowds.
Where: 1115 Sherbrooke O.
Qing Hua Dumplings
What: Probably one of Montreal's most well-known dumpling restaurants. Just $12.99 for 15 dumplings.
Where: 1019 boulevard St-Laurent // 1676 Avenue Lincoln
What: Downtown Montreal's 24/7 panini specialist is one of the best deals around at $5 bucks for most sandwiches.
Where: 1404 rue Drummond
Thali Cuisine Indienne
What: A no-frills Indian restaurant with thali dishes starting at only $9.50!
Where: 1409 rue Saint-Marc
What: Since 1986, Boustan is the go-to 24-hour cheap eats for many Montrealers, sober or otherwise. You know the drill, wraps start at $4.50!
Where: Various locations around Montreal.