14 locations to eat deliciously and cheaply in Montreal

If you are looking for a snack on a budget, do not be afraid as Montreal has a huge list of options where you can eat not only delicious but also reasonably cheap.

Sure, anyone can go to a coffee shop and buy a loonie and change clothes for a croissant, but we’ll focus on the actual meals.

And no insult to the big chains, but we focus on local spots. Sorry BigMac.

Here are a great variety of foods you can eat and fill yourself up for around $ 10.

Marché Hung Phat

Marché Hung Phat is one of the best authentic Vietnamese grocery stores on the island. They serve a very tasty banh mi coriander sandwich (pork, chicken, salami) with a soup for under $ 10. You can’t go wrong.

Address: 7099 St-Denis Street
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays

Pushap restaurant

Pushap serves phenomenal Indian vegetarian cuisine. With your choice of fried or baked naan, chickpea or lentil curry, rice and salad, your Thalis is a full meal and will cost you a little over $ 10.

The place offers deliveries, takeaway meals, and long hours of cheap food at every meal of the day.

Address: 5195 Paré Street
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Le Pick-Up Convenience Store

Do exactly what the name suggests and get a sandwich here. It’s $ 10, so tasty, and you have options!

Address: 7032 rue Waverly
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Sunday and Monday

La Croqueteria

From smoked meats to tomato-basil, chicken, and garlic shrimp, these delicious little fried croquettes cost $ 2 a pop – enough said.

Address: 520 Avenue Park
Hours: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm


Grab your chicken, beef, veg or The Creation at any of the boustan restaurants in town and you won’t be disappointed. Throw in some of his famous garlic potatoes (with extra sauce) and you have an amazingly delicious meal for around $ 13.

Address: Different locations in Montreal
Hours: 24/7


Schwartz’s is a must see when in Montreal. It’s arguably synonymous with restaurant on the city’s food scene, and a bite of the smoked meat sandwich will prove why.

Plus, a filling sandwich and famous pickle cost around $ 12.

Address: 3895 Saint Laurent Boulevard
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Falafel St. Jacques

From crispy falafel, vegan kebab, and fresh pita to rugelach, babka, and halva croissants, these plates are delicious and cost around $ 9.

Address: 345 Saint-Jacques
Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Antep kebab

You may not find a better place in all of Montreal to spend $ 8. A grilled chicken sandwich on freshly baked Turkish bread covered with yogurt.

Address: 1626 Maisonneuve Boulevard
Hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

My sissy

This mountain of poutine has pork, cheese, fries, and delicious gravy for $ 10. Yes, please.

Address: 969 Rachel East
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Wilensky’s light lunch

Wilensky’s Light Lunch hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1932, and neither has its prices (so much) due to inflation.

Grab a full beef salami bologna sandwich, served on a Kaiser roll with mustard. You will be charged extra if you don’t get mustard.

This iconic sandwich will cost you under $ 5, come on.

Address: 34 Fairmount Avenue West
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed on Sunday and Monday


A pita for $ 2.50 ?!

Nilufar is a godsend for students. It’s in the heart of the Concordia University campus, and the falafel and pitas are so cheap it’s a lifesaver. Plus, you may be greeted by Nilufar (the owner and namesake) – she’s an absolute gem.

Address: 1923 Saint-Catherine West
Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday closed closed

Frida tacos

Your choice of beef, chicken, pork, or vegetarian tacos for under $ 9. Do you really need more persuasiveness?

Address: 4350 Notre-Dame
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Monday & Tuesday

Chalet Bar-BQ

Chalet has been serving incredibly delicious chicken dishes since 1944. Get a whole bird, half a chicken, or a poutine, all for $ 10-15. You get a good pile of food, the only downside: the hours aren’t great.

Address: 5456 Sherbrooke St West
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Momesso is arguably the best submarine in Montreal. A variety of options for under $ 10, toss in a bunch of onion rings and you laugh.

Address: 5562 Upper Lachine Road
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Monday & Tuesday

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