Student discounts and lunch deals at Toronto restaurants

We all know that students are often strapped for cash, and restaurants across Toronto are cutting them a deal with lower prices for those with valid student IDs. From fresh wraps to Thai food, there are lots of options for frugal students out there! Here are the best student dining discounts and meal specials in Toronto.


140 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2L4

Freshii offers a quick lunch for students who save 15 per cent when they present their student IDs. The wraps, soups and salads are made fresh to order, and offer healthy options for students at various locations across the city. Try the frozen yogurt!

Salad King

340 Yonge, Toronto, ON M5B 1R8

Salad King has been a popular hangout for Ryerson students for years. Probably because Ryerson students save 20 percent off their meals Monday through Friday between 2 pm and 5 pm when they show their Ryerson student IDs. The Thai based menu is filled with fresh meals like Phud Thai, Kari Noodles and basil chicken or beef.

Golden Thai Restaurant

105 Church St, Toronto, ON M5C 2G3

Golden Thai’s lunch specials are offered Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. The lunch combos come in various options that all come with a free spring roll! The weekly items change, but have included ginger beef, butterfly shrimp, peanut tofu, tamarind chicken and more!

Jatujak Thai Street Style Food

2386 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1V2

This east end eatery is the go-to spot for Thai street food in Toronto. The lunch specials are offered between 11 am to 3 pm daily and include stir-fry vegetables, basil chicken, garlic shrimp, curry chicken, pad thai and pad kee mao. Prices range from $6.95 to $8.95.

North of Brooklyn Pizzeria

650 1/2 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4

One of the best pizza deals in the city, North of Brooklyn offers pizza slices starting at $4.20. Get a Marghertia slice or the Killer Bee, with Calabrese sausage, Serrano peppers, pickled red onions and honey for a quick lunch at any of its three locations.

Tobys Pub

411 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Located in Little Italy, Toby’s is known for wings and burgers! You can play a game of pool or watch sporting events on the big screen, and there’s always a special going on at Toby’s. Plus, Sunday through Thursday students save an additional 15 per cent with a valid student ID.

Fast Fresh Foods

2200-145 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G2

Fresh is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Toronto, offering a great selection of plant-based dishes to the masses! The menu includes options like tacos, wraps, burgers and the popular fresh bowls. Students can get 15 per cent off with a valid student ID.

Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge

563 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6

Insomnia has specials five days a week! The #4After10 menu, which starts at 10 pm, has domestic draft and rail liquor for only $4. Choose from Steamwhistle, Finlandia Vodka, Appleton Estate V/X rum and more! The deal ends at 2 am. There’s also Martini Thursdays and $5 mimosas everyday from 11 am to 3 pm.

Spring Rolls

348 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2T9

This popular Thai spot offers 14 per cent off meals with a valid student ID. With two locations in Toronto, Springs Rolls has become a popular spot for gatherings and celebrations. Expect classic Thai dishes like Pad Thai, stir fry and a spring roll platter.

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