Not sure if a thread like this exists, but how about places in Toronto/GTA you can grab a decent meal for around $10? Let's say $10 before tax/tip.. but if you can get something for $10 all in, that's a bonus. I just like being able to go fill up on some decent food with a ten dollar bill! Here's a few-
- Barb's Roti, in Mississauga, on Dixie near Lakeshore
While the rotis are most popular, my favourite is the curry chicken with rice and peas. Good sized portion, awesome flavour never get tired of it, costs around $9. Other dishes are around the same price.
- Falafel World, in Toronto, on Bloor near Windermere
Don't get to eat there too often, but it's one of my favourite falafel places. Nice people who work there, great food - love getting a mixed plate with the chicken, vegetables and rice and lentils. Comes in around $8-$10 a plate.
- Montfort, any of them
While dinner gets a bit pricier, seems standard for all locations to offer their chicken shawarma dish during lunch for around $8-$10. Always delicious, great salad, and comes with awesome sauces.
- Mr. Shawarma, in Hamilton, on Queenston near Centennial Parkway
Thinking maybe most shawarma places will have similar offerings, but I'm pretty into the sandwiches these guys sell - among other things. Small/large chicken shawarmas go from $5 - $7
- Thai places, just about any.
These are pretty easy ones for under $10, as most entrees on the menu are in that price range. Trick is finding the good ones. My favourite strictly Thai restaurants (to get pad thai specifically at least) are, 1. Thai Pepper in Brampton, on Fisherman Drive near Hurontario and, 2.Chaopaya in Barrie, on Dunlop - amazing food.
- Japanese restaurants for lunch bento boxes
Most Japanese (er, /Korean) restaurants have a bento box for around $10 during lunch. Can't think of a particular fav, but in general I like After Rain on Central Parkway near Mavis, in Mississauga.
- Vietnamese Pho restaurants everywhere
Although tendon and tripe are always available, admittedly I stick to tamer cuts in my soup/rice/noodle dishes. Seems actually tough to spend more than $10 on any one meal at Pho places. Few of my favourites are Golden Turtle and Pho Do Thi in Mississauga (Central Parkway/Hurontario, Hurontario/Dundas respectively), and Pho Dau Bo in Hamilton near Queenston and Centennial is good too. Pad Thai at these places tends to be pretty decent as well.
- Anjappar, Indian food, in Mississauga, on Sherwoodtowne near Hurontario
Lunchtime during the week, they offer an all you can eat buffet for about $10 a head. Food is amazing, one of my favourite places to go for Indian - may have to go tomorrow!
That's it for now, but I'm sure I could think of more. Love to hear any other suggestions!