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Jun 20, 2009 12:35 PM

The new downtown $10 challenge

I'm short of ideas for what to have for dinner tonight. I'm on a tight budget these days so I'm trying to keep the meal at around $10, tax and where applicable, tip included. I know this topic has been covered before but given the fluctuation in the restaurant industry because of the economy, I thought it would be wise to start fresh.
For my purposes, should be either downtown or not far from a subway stop, any kind of cuisine is fine, fast food is excluded, and I don't want something that's just cheap, but otherwise dreck.
So far, my contenders are;

Gandhi Roti (Indian at Queen/Bathurst)

Yummy BBQ (Korean at Bloor/Bathurst)

Leila (Middle Eastern at Bloor/Bathurst)

Bamiyan Kabob (Afghan on Overlea in East York) bit more of a trek but well worth it.

Any other ideas?

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  1. - Pho Hung... I think you could get a bowl of soup for $10-ish.
    - Jumbo Empanads (Kensington)
    - Alexandros (gyro!)... and great people watching on the Danforth

    1. if you're in the neighbourhood for gandhi, you can walk around the corner of bathurst for a burrito at johnny bananas

      1. Collegiate Lunch has a homeburger with bacon and grated cheese, fries, and a drink for $7. Adding an old fashioned shake would keep it under $10.
        An easy trek from the Danforth line.

        Collegiate Lunch
        1024 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Z5, CA

        1. the chow factor is still TBD, but a big ol' pulled pork sandwich is only $6 at Lou Dawgs

          1. Excellent fish and chips at Olde Yorke on Laird is about $8 or so (not really near a subway, though).