So here you are, living in Vancouver, the city that's making your poor AF...sometimes to the point of literally having to choose between going on a cute date with your S/O or having a budget for food for the next couple days.
But thank the lawds for these restaurants, cafes, and snack bars that are saving our emaciated wallets at their times of need. And we thought, well, why not take the cheapest food joints we know and put it on a map you can follow from start to finish?
Start with either dessert for breakfast, or actual breakfast for breakfast, and each for under $6! Then continue through the map, checking each one off, until you reach the last joint...if your tummies can handle all the grub that is. ?
So without further ado, the link to the map is here. And here are the food joints where you can get food for under $6:
1. Cheesecake Etc. // 2141 Granville St.
Smooth, creamy, and sweet- who doesn't love a good cheesecake? At Cheesecake Etc., you can get the Original Cheesecake for $4.76 and their Chocolate Cheesecake for $5.95. They're also open late until 1AM so if you get that midnight hunger pang, they're here for you.
2. The Capital // 1178 Davie St.
Crispy chicken wafflewishes, truffle fries, nacho chips, chicken quesas...mmmm. At The Capital, the entire menu is only $4.95 AND they serve hefty portions. If you're hungry but broke AF, this is the place to go.
3. Viet Sub // 520 Robson St.
Get shrimp salad rolls for only $2.75 and Vietnamese subs for under $5. Get your bang for your buck and leave with your tummy full.
4. Vegan Pudding & Co. // #101-422 Richards St.
Just when you thought all vegan food items had to be expensive, Vegan Pudding & Co. has come to your rescue. Their super delicious organic dairy free, egg free, soy free, gluten free, AND nut free pudding is only $3.85. And even if you add their special sauce and vegan whipped cream, it's still only $5.75. From flavours like matcha green tea to double chocolate and strawberry, they've got something for everyone.
5. BAO DOWN // 12 Powell St.
BAO DOWN's to-die-for kimchi fries and delicious baos like the Flip Side, the Bao Chicka Bao Bao, and The Big Bang, are all only $6.
6. Gringo // 27 Blood Alley Square
Beer and tacos? Yas. Tacos for only $2.95 and beer for only $3.75? YAS PLEASE!! ME PLEASE!!?? This authentic Mexican cantina is serving up some seriously mean tacos along side insanely cheap beer. Broke but still wanna eat and have a good time on Friday night? Go to Gringo.
7. Jack's Place at Army and Navy // 36 W Cordova St.
$1.50 grilled cheese? Yup! A humble little snack bar hidden inside the Army and Navy in Gastown serves some of the yummiest, and the cheapest grilled cheese sammies in the city. Drop by and maybe even do a little thrifting.
8. Hi Five Grilled Cheese // 30 E Cordova St.
And more grilled cheese! A little pricier than Jack's, but when $1.50 is your starting price, a little more goes a long way. Literally just a window on the side of the Van Horne Building is Hi Five Grilled Cheese, offering Gastown's late night weekenders the greasiest grilled cheeses that are sure to cure your drunk hunger. All grilled cheeses are under $6.
9. The Dime // 1565 Commercial St.
Chicken wings are only 33 cents each on Wing Wednesdays! This is not a drill guys! And on top of that, their regular menu is $4.95/item. See you Wednesday...or like any day. Lol.
10. Bon's Off Broadway // 2451 Nanaimo St.
Keeping prices the same since the mid-90's, Bon's Off Broadway serves a hefty and hearty breakfast all day for only $2.75. Hangover cure level 9000.