Eating out on a millennial budget ain't easy. While it would be great to treat ourselves every night of the week, it's good to have a few cheaper spots in your back pocket. Thankfully, Calgary has a lot of cheap eats and places where everything on the menu is less than $15. In order to make your life easier, we came up with a list of cheap places to eat in Calgary. We suggest you go hungry.
Doing anything on a budget is difficult. It’s even hard to go on a date. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If you’re not on a budget, good for you. But if you’re like the rest of us, you may want to bookmark this page.
While it would be nice to go out and have a three-course meal, most nights we have to settle for instant ramen. If you are looking to treat yourself without going over budget, these places will be the ones to hit up.
From brunch to dinner, these seven paces will allow you to feel like you’re balling on a budget. No matter what place you choose, we guarantee you will leave full.
Now get out there and treat yourself. You deserve it, even if it is cheap. With this list in tow, you will never go hungry. Plus, these are all great cheap date places. As Drake said, you can thank us now.
Cuisine: Filipino fast food
Address: 999 36th Street NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This classic restaurant is new to Calgary and we couldn’t be more excited about it. There are tons of menu items for $15 and under.
Address: 3851 Manchester Rd SE #107, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Did someone say tacos? Taiko Canteen opened in a 3,00 square foot facility that also houses amazing beer and mini-golf. The tacos are iconic and are only $5. For an extra $9 you can play mini-golf!
The Moose and Poncho
Address: 18, 132 3 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This new restaurant opened earlier this year. Their primary taco menu has some amazing features. And for only $3 per soft shell taco, your $15 can go a long way.
Cafe & Mi
Address: 1134, 12 Royal Vista Way N.W., Calgary AB
Why You Need To Go: This is Calgary's second cat cafe and it has some of the best waffles and brunches. Their artisan-style waffles are a must. Get a couple of half orders for only $8 so you get the most bang for your buck. Plus, the cats are adorable and totally worth seeing.
Address: 120-1211 Edmonton Trail, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This traditional Taiwanese restaurant has tons of options for under $15 which means you can try a bunch of stuff. From kimchi to Korean Style Beef, this place has all the comfort food you need for cheap.
Dagu Rice Noodle
Address: 310 Centre Street SE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Just six months ago, Dagu Rice Noodle opened in Calgary. These authentic Chinese-style soup bowls are devious and under $15; which means you can even splurge on add ons.
Address: 725 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Whether you are looking for a light bite or a massive sandwich, this place has everything for under $15. Their menu is seriously amazing and so filling so you’ll get your money's worth.