The Best Cheap Eats in Montreal

We know that living on a student budget can be difficult at times, especially when it comes to eating out. But, there’s no reason to fret! We’ve compiled a brief list of restaurants and diners throughout Montreal that you can check out without breaking the bank.


banh mi recipe

If you’re craving some Asian food, then this is the place to visit. Specializing in Vietnamese food, their “Bánh Mì” sandwiches will not disappoint. Often topped with pickled carrots, cilantro, and daikon, these sandwiches will fill you up and only cost $5 to do so.


boustan pita

For approximately $5, you’ll be sure to enjoy a delicious Lebanese pita at this beloved joint. If you have some cash to spare, we highly suggest you try the garlic potatoes on the side. The portion sizes will satisfy your appetite and will keep you coming back for more.



When it comes to affordable pitas, Nilufar’s is perhaps the best in Montreal. Falafel pitas come up to less than $2, and although they may be small, a few of them are bound to fill you up. On top of that, you can easily find other pitas choices that will cost no more than $5.

Patati Patata

patati patata

Looking for the burger perfect joint? Well, this is the place for you. Relish in a delicious beef, tofu, or fish burger for just under $3. They may be cheap but they don’t skimp out on taste. And if you’re craving other greasy diner food instead of burgers, you have tons of options to choose from, such as poutines and sandwiches, at similar prices. A must-try for a cheap bite!

St- Viateur Bagel & Cafe

the traditional

Say hello to the best bagel place in all of Montreal. Though they might not be filling alone, with some cream cheese and smoked salmon, you’re in for a treat. Often coming up to under $10 for a sandwich, this is a great option to treat yourself without going beyond your budget.


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