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Where To Find Cheap Food Around Montreal's Concordia University

15 spots that'll satisfy your hunger!
Staff Writer
Where To Find Cheap Food Around Montreal's Concordia University
  • Looking for somewhere cheap to grab lunch or something to get you between classes?
  • Here's a list of awesome cheap eats on both Main and Loyola campus.
  • From shawarma to dumplings, vegan eats to pho there's something here for everyone.

Unlike our McGillian neighbours to the East, Concordia campus is rife with cheap eats options! The downtown campus has literally every food culture you can think of within a few blocks of the library. Concordians are truly blessed with how many options exist around campus.

With options though, come tough decisions. I remember many a late-night at the library, stumbling out of a fluorescent stupor, clutching a tenner, and standing on the corner of Bishop and de Maisonneuve at a total loss of what to eat. 

It was tough to compile this list because there are way too many cheap palaces to eat around Concordia! Though, after thinking about it - there too many cheap places that are inedible. You know what I'm talking about, Con U. 

So I thought about it some more and finally, came up with these 15 restaurants that I believe are the best cheap places to eat around Concordia University! If I missed your favourite or want to argue about this one over that one, tweet at me.

People's Potato 

What: This collectively-run vegan soup kitchen provides meals to students and the community on a daily basis during the semester. Serving lunch from 12:30PM to 2PM Monday to Friday, all you need to do is bring a Tupperware and enjoy a free lunch!

Where: 1455 de Maisonneuve West on the 7th floor of Concordia University's Hall building.

Check them out here!


What: From a classic vegetarian thali to a super authentic tandoori meal, Thali the perfect place to fill up for under $15!

Where: 1409 rue St-Marc

Check them out here!

Le Frigo Vert

What: Another Concordia Food Group initiative, Le Frigo Vert is an anti-capitalist alternative health and community space. With organic and affordable local products and snacks (and even bulk products) choose Le Frigo Vert for your next lunch.

Where: 1440 rue Mackay

Check them out here!

Pizza Bella 

What: A classic among Concordia students. Pizza Bella is the spot you go to when you need a quick slice to hold you over between classes.

Where: Inside Guy-Concordia metro

Check them out here!

Al-Taib Boulangerie 

What: If you want fried chicken, vine leaves, shawarma, pizza, vegan food, and everything in between, head to Al-Taib. Popular with the lunch crowd, this buffet-style restaurant is perfect for the budget-conscious student.

Where: 2125 rue Guy

Check them out here!

Restaurant I AM Pho

What: A newcomer on the scene, Restaurant I AM Pho has quickly become a favourite among pho lovers. They live up to their name with huge, flavourful, bowls of pho for less than $12 bucks.

Where: 1444 rue St-Mathieu

Check them out here!


What: You know it and love it as perhaps the best falafel in Montreal. For only $2, Nilufar is a can't-fail.

Where: 1923 rue Ste-Catherine O.

Check them out here!

Chicha Donburi 

What: Another new arrival, Chicha Donburi is an excellent spot to get reasonably priced Japanese donburi bowls - basically, huge rice bowls full of hearty ingredients.

Where: 1433A rue Bishop

Check them out here!

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What: For under $10 bucks, you can walk out with a huge Bahn mi sandwich, a bag of chips, a piece of fruit, and a drink at Le Clafouti.

Where: 2122 rue Drummond

Check them out here!

Restaurant Mei 

What: Lowkey one of the best and most cost-effective dumpling restaurants in Montreal. Located right next to the library, grab yourself a bunch of dumpings and take a study break.

Where: 1425 rue Mackay

Check them out here!

Joe's Panini 

What: A tried-and-true favourite, Joe's is the perfect 24-hour spot to grab an incredible panini sandwich for $5!

Where: 1404 rue Drummond

Check them out here!

Don't worry Loyola Campus, we didn't forget about you! 👇

N.D.G. Hotdog And Pizzeria 

What: Probably Loyola campus's favourite spot simply because it's a stone's throw away from the main building! Their poutine is pretty decent and of course, you can never go wrong with a classic steamie.

Where: 7363 rue Sherbrooke O.

Check them out here!

Cafe 92°

What: Everything is homemade and super fresh at this cute little cafe that's a short walk away from Loyola campus.

Where: 6703 rue Sherbrooke O.

Check them out here!

Marche Akhavan 

What: While technically not a restaurant, you can find hundreds of cheap options and things to eat at Akhavan! It's N.D.G.'s favourite grocery store for good reason!

Where: 6170 rue Sherbrooke O.

Check them out here!

READ ALSO: 21 Cheap Restaurants You Need To Try In Montreal If You Haven't Already


What: Now servicing both campuses, Concordia students the world over are in love with Boustan. To be honest, if you don't know what Boustan is by now, your Montreal card is henceforth revoked.

Where: 2020 rue Crescent || 6202 rue Sherbrooke O

Check them out here!

That concludes our list of cheap eats around Concordia campus, bon appetit and have a great semester, Concordians!

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