Vancouver restaurants to get delicious eats on the cheap

Dining on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great taste and quality ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, use this list of great restaurants to enjoy delicious food on a budget. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]

Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine

520 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7

A downtown hole-in-the-wall, Viet Sub is a Vancouver hot spot for tasty Bahn Mi subs and Vietnamese cuisine on the cheap. It’s no wonder this place is so popular at lunch. It’s tough to beat their subs, with their fresh, crispy toasted bread and delicious tofu and homemade sauce. When it’s cold out, you can warm up with their warm, savoury rare beef pho, or bring a friend and get spring rolls to share.

La Taqueria Taco Shop

322 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1K6

With three locations in the Lower Mainland, La Tacqueria is the perfect spot to get authentic Mexican cuisine at great prices. The staff is friendly, attentive and happy to offer you recommendations from the menu if you can’t decide on which of their delicious taco and quesadilla offerings to order. From AAA beef tacos to pork carnitas and Mexican cheese quesadillas, La Tacqueria Pinche has it all.

Hawkers Delight Deli

4127 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P6

Hawkers Delight in Riley Park offers authentic Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine at prices you won’t believe. The heaping portions will satisfy even the hungriest customers, and the dishes are all under $10. Hainanese chicken rice is a favourite among regulars, but you can’t go wrong with any of their flavourful menu options. The delicious food and super-speedy service makes Hawkers popular with Vancouverites on their work breaks, so be sure to arrive early and beat the line.

The Patty Shop

4019 MacDonald Street, Vancouver, BC V6L 2N8

When you want to get a delicious and authentic Jamaican patty, look no further than The Patty Shop. This Arbutus Ridge favourite is a Vancouver institution, thanks to their fresh, flaky, buttery and spiced-to-perfection patties that range from $2-3. There’s a wide variety of flavours, including curry beef, vegetable, chicken and spinach, so you’re sure to find a patty to satisfy your taste buds. There’s no seating at this tiny place, so get your patties to go.

Einstein Wrap House

516 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N7

Located on the corner of West Pender and Abbot, Einstein Wrap House offers some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine downtown, at prices under $10. You’ll find expertly seasoned chicken, lamb and falafel on platters and in wraps. The veggies are fresh and flavourful and the meat is always tender and juicy. The generous portions will fill you up no matter how big your appetite, especially if you add on some traditional hummus, tabouleh and tzatziki sauce.

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