Vancouver has got some of the best grub from all over the world. Living in such a diverse community, we have easy access to the tastiest cuisines from distant lands, but that's not always so cheap. When you are dead set on filling your tummy with the finest foods, but can't afford fancy meals out on the town, there are still some wonderful options if you know where to go.
Food is one of the joys in life so there is no need to compromise when your wallet is running a little thin. All of these places have delicious menu selections for under $10 without sacrificing any of the quality or flavour.
1. Medina Cafe // 780 Richards St
This is a super popular breakfast spot. They have lots of choices under $10, but the highlight of the menu is definitely their Belgian waffles.
2. Sharkey's Chop House // 123 Carrie Cates Ct
If you are in North Van and want to get the best deal around, give this place a try. They pile on the food here and with the menu changing daily, you'll be pleasantly surprised coming back time and time again.
3. Rice 'N Spice // 883 Hamilton St
Looking for some exotic cuisine from the east? Look no further. The food at this Yaletown eatery is splendid. The portions are substantial. And the flavour is unbelievable. Try the butter chicken.
4. Hawkers Delight Deli // 4127 Main St
This is a tiny place, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in authenticity and service. They dish out quality traditional Singaporean and Malaysian street food on the cheap.
5. Yamato Sushi // 616 Davie St
These guys offer traditional but creative Japanese dishes. The sushi is really fresh and good while remaining cheap.
6. Budgies Burritos // 44 Kingsway
The burritos here are as thick as possible. It's vegetarian and made from scratch everyday. They also do takeout for those in a hurry. All of their 12 inch burritos are under $10 and their tacos are tasty as well.
7. Shaolin Noodle House // 656 W Broadway
Great deals on great Chinese food. The open kitchen makes for a cool atmosphere. Their flavoured cold noodle dishes are perfect on a hot summer day, but their entire menu is well-priced and delectable.
8. Rodney's Oyster House // 1228 Hamilton St
This seafood restaurant is quite charming and the shucked oysters are always the freshest and the best. The clam chowder is also a must try.
9. X-Site Grill and Bistro // 2270 E Hastings St
Such a great joint to get gourmet burgers, steak, and Mediterranean-style dishes, almost entirely for under $10. They have a few shrimp dishes that are also really incredible.
10. HK BBQ Master // 4651 No 3 Rd
If you are in Richmond, make sure to stop by this BBQ restaurant. Their BBQ porks are definitely the best, but they also have some fabulous duck and chicken dishes that'll make your mouth water.
11. Bella Gelateria // 1001 W Cordova St
Sometimes you're in the mood for sweets and when that's the case, here's where you go. They have some of the best handcrafted gelato in the world. Their flavours are always somewhat seasonal, but promise not to disappoint. One spoonful will have you thinking you're on the streets of Italy.
12. Pazzo Chow // 620 Quebec St
There is no other place like this in Vancouver. If you want a regular lunch spot and live near Chinatown, these guys prepare the best house-made Italian meals and have them ready for you to go. No more boring bagged lunches at work.
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