Quick, tasy, healthy and cheap lunches near Square Victoria
I know I'm asking a lot but is this possible given the area? It doesn't have to be sit-down and by cheap less than 15$. My friend is working in the area, a new transplant to the downtown scene,and he's having a hard time eating for under $20. So far the best and cheapest option has been Le Clafouti but he's getting bored of sandwichesand the nearby food courts are just Ok.
I used to work in the area so I feel your friend's pain. I too ate at Clafouti til I could no longer look at another sandwich.
Does he have enough time at lunch to jaunt quickly down to Chinatown? A quick pho or other inexpensive Vietnamese lunch at Pho Bang New York or a lunch special at Beijing or one of the other places in the area might add some variety.
I like FCO de Fumicino (451 viger o.), great italian style pizza by the slice, with cafeteria style service and a big communal table.
I haven't been to "les gourmets pressés" (st-jacques just east of the TD building) in a while, but I have memories of good sandwiches and brownies. I'm not even sure if they're still around...
Titanic (st-pierre just south of notre-dame) has really good gourmet sandwiches. They're around 10$, quite good, and pretty big - I know many people who have trouble finishing one in a single sitting. Once again, the service is cafeteria-style, but with a pretty pleasant dining room.
Brit and Chips is good (though one can only eat fried fish so often), also Cartet has some decent options too for a more breakfasty type of food. It's generally not a cheap area though, he may want to consider making his own lunches more often :(