Dine on a dime in Quebec City

You don't have to have deep pockets to enjoy great restaurant outings – having a limited budget does not mean having to go without! Here are a couple of places where you can eat while on a budget without cutting quality.

Tora-Ya Ramenn

75, rue Saint-Joseph E, Québec, QC G1K 3A6

Yes, soup can be filling! The ramen soups at this noodlery on rue Saint-Joseph Est will not leave you hungry. For $14 or less, you can enjoy a tasty bowl of comfort in an ultra-cozy atmosphere.

Ascenseur Du Faubourg

417, rue de Saint-Vallier E, Québec, QC G1K 3P7

The regulars of the upper town/lower town route are very familiar with the ascenseur de la rue Saint-Vallier Est, a convenient alternative to climbing the immense staircase. However, it is worth stopping at the bottom of the stairs and visiting this small restaurant, where everything is homemade and reasonably priced. Menu items include quiche, soupe, salad and sandwiches.

Picardie Délices & Boulangerie

1292, av Maguire, Québec, QC G1T 1Z3

Much more than a bakery-patisserie, this avenue Cartier establishment also offers sandwiches, salads, quiche, pizza and homemade dishes to enjoy on site. It's a good idea to make a selection of savoury items from the counter – just remember to keep your budget open for a small dessert!

La Sandwicherie Fastoche

1191, av Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S9

It is difficult to find sandwiches that are as fresh and delicious as those at Fastoche, located at Halles du Petit Quarter and Complexe Méduse. The homemade soups change with the seasons and the sandwiches are inventive and affordable. We especially like the trio formula, with a small sweet that completes the meal.

La Cuisine

205, rue de Saint-Vallier E, Québec, QC G1K 3P2

With neo-retro-kitsch decor that is super friendly, this rue Saint-Vallier Est restaurant offers comforting dishes for exactly $10.44. As the evening progresses, the party "picks up" so it’s a good idea to stretch out your meal!

Boîte A Pain Café Napoli

396, 3E av, Québec, QC G1L 2V8

Make like a real Limoilou resident and proceed to the Boîte à pain for a sandwich or to Café Napoli (both at the same address, on 3rd Avenue) for a pizza cooked on site in the wood oven. Simple, inexpensive and good – a trio of good reasons to dine here!

Restaurant La Salsa

1063, 3E av, Québec, QC G1L 2X3

This lovely family restaurant on 3rd Avenue will introduce you to Salvadoran cuisine for a ridiculously inexpensive price. Visiting as a group is a great idea: it is inexpensive and you can taste everything.

Becoming a parent is often synonymous with "brunching often." When you have kids, it’s just that much easier to go out for lunch than for a three-hour dinner! Here are are a few places where the brats are welcome, without skimping on quality or ambiance for mum and dad.
Coffee fanatics will tell you: to test the talent of a barista (or "master of the coffee machine"), nothing beats an espresso. So, prepare your small cups, because the following establishments will give you quite a caffeine boost!
From April 12 to 24, gourmets and foodies of all kinds will flock to Quebec restaurants as part of the sixth edition of food festival Québec Exquis! 2016. For the occasion, 20 chefs are paired with 20 food producers to offer lunch menus ($20) and dinner menus ($40 or $50), balanced with Beaujolais wines. Here are the duos.
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