Best $10 lunches with delicious value from Montreal spots

Whether you’re looking for a classic soup and salad or something a little different, Montreal has plenty of cozy places that deliver more bang for your buck. Order it to-go when you need to get back to the office, or linger over a cup of coffee to catch your second wind. The word “pricey” needn’t apply to these Montreal lunch places with famous meals for under 10 big ones.

Le Clafouti

1
402, rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1S1

Open for the past 30-odd years, this family-run café located between Sherbrooke and de Maisonneuve serves great sandwiches, salads, quiches and more made from the freshest ingredients. There are also vegetarian options.

Fairmount Bagel Bakery Inc

2
74, av Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2M2

This Montreal classic makes a great lunch. Purchase a few bagels, selecting from the various types on offer, get a container of cream cheese or smoked salmon spread, and head to a park where you can dip your bagel in your spread and enjoy your lunch al fresco.

Schwartz's

3
3895, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9

Another great Montreal classic that is great for lunch. While it’s true that line-ups are long, it’s sometimes fun to play tourist in your own city and chat with visitors when the reward is a delicious half fat smoked meat sandwich with a side of pickles. For a quicker service, head for the pick-up line.

Romados

4
115, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1C8

An institution in Montreal, Romados is a very popular lunch spot. The succulent charcoal-grilled Portuguese chicken and its accompanying perfectly fried potatoes make for a great, affordable lunch. For an extra sweet touch, end your meal with a delicious pastel de nata (Portuguese egg tart).

Patati Patata

5
4177, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y7

All day breakfast, great burgers and pizza and some of the best poutines in Montreal are only some of the choices this popular spot offers for a quick and affordable lunch.

Garage Beirut

6
1238, rue MacKay, Montréal, QC H3G 2H4

Hearty sandwiches, including the delicious kabab, or an assortment of mezzes await you at this unpretentious downtown spot. Everything here is made from scratch using fresh ingredients and served by a friendly staff in the intimate dining room.

Cinko

7
1641, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K3

A quint-dollarama of sorts, everything edible at Quartier Latin’s quirky Cinko sells for a flat fiver. This contemporary casse-croûte suggests a seasonal, international comfort fare with the likes of chili bowls, cobb salads, Portuguese chicken, tacos, burgers and hot dogs. UQAM students; rejoice! (text: 514eats)

L'Express St Zotique

8
555, rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1M2

House smoked beef brisket, lamb confit or salmon gravlax are only a few of the sandwich toppings available at this well kept secret spot in the heart of Petite Patrie. L’Express also serves freshly pressed juices, soups, salads and delightful homemade desserts.

Noren

9
77, rue Rachel O, Montréal, QC H2W 1G2

This tiny Japanese counter specializes in okonomiyaki (Japanese omelette) and takoyaki (Japanese octopus fritters) and both these dishes make a great, affordable and delicious lunch. Sit at the main counter, watch the chef work his magic and escape to the land of the rising sun while you lunch.

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