Are you ready to try some new eateries and restaurants this summer, but don’t want to break the bank? We’re in the same boat, which is why we’re bringing back our list of some amazing Vancouver spots for cheap eats. Lucky for us (and you), there are tons of places that fit the bill, and all you have to do is pick!

Here are 11 great spots for quality cheap eats in Vancouver.

Budgie’s Burritos


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Budgie’s has been a Vancouver staple for years, and for good reason. The no-frills spot off Main Street offers delicious vegetarian burritos, tacos and quesadillas, plus all the sides you’ll need. Our advice? Grab a specialty burrito, which usually runs around $12 to $13.

Where: 44 Kingsway
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Kozak Eatery

With their assortment of hearty Eastern European comfort eats, it’s no wonder Kozak opened a third location in Gastown last year. The majority of their meals are still under $15 and will keep you full all day long. Feeling just a little peckish? Grab a couple of perogies and a small cup of borscht.

Where: 5077 Victoria Drive
Options: Dine-in and takeout available

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The Narrow Lounge


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We know that a speakeasy probably isn’t the first thing to pop into your mind when you think of “cheap eats,” but this one seriously fits the bill! The Narrow has an all-day food happy hour menu with $4.50 tacos and burritos for $6. Portion sizes are on the smaller side given the price tag, but they definitely don’t compromise on taste.

Even doubling up your order, you’ll save a ton of money!

Where: 1898 Main Street
Options: Dine-in only



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We’ll say it- Japadog could easily raise their prices and we’d be fine with it. The fact that for $10 you can still get a hot dog and some fries, with classic Japadog flair, is a fantastic thing. Now, all you have to do is figure out what you’re craving.

Where: Multiple locations
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Chung Chun


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We couldn’t bring up Japadog without mentioning Korean corn dogs. Forget Korean Fried Chicken for a second, because we have a feeling this is the next wave to hit the city. Don’t believe us? You can try one for yourself for as little as $5.

Where: 1795 Robson Street
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Marulilu Cafe 

Switching gears a bit, Marulilu Cafe serves up delicious Japanese fare for breakfast, including specialty sandwiches like the Katsu-Curry Sandwich ($13) and Japanese Style Breakfasts with grilled wild salmon, Japanese omelet, rice, miso soup, natto, tofu, oshinko, and nori – all for $16.

Where: 451 West Broadway
Options: Takeout available

New Town Bakery

We honestly don’t know what we would do if New Town closed. The longtime staple of Chinatown gave us a whole new appreciation for Chinese cuisine. And, a fair portion of that can be attributed to New Town’s prices being so low. Grab a few buns, then go from there!

Where: 148 East Pender Street
Options: Takeout only

House of Dosas


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The dosa is a truly underrated dish. The South Indian savoury crepe proves to be an amazing way complement to a variety of fillings, from vegetarian to seafood to classics like chicken and lamb vindaloo. Plus, they’re big enough to count as two meals.

Where: 1391 Kingsway
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Bon’s Off Broadway

By far one of the most affordable spots on the list, Bon’s Off Broadway is a graffiti art-adorned hole-in-the-wall offering a classic breakfast of eggs, ham, and hashbrowns for just $3 – an amazing value – and if you play your cards right, you could have breakfast & a beer for $5!

Of course, there are plenty of other menu options that aren’t quite as cheap but affordable and delicious nonetheless.

Where: 2451 Nanaimo Street

Ginger Sushi

While many Vancouver sushi spots offer tasty deals throughout the week, we think Ginger Sushi has struck a great balance between quality and price point. In the city, that’s like walking on a knife’s edge. Most of their special rolls are around $10 and $13 dollars each, which is a steal!

Where: 1437 Commercial Drive
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Vancouver Soup Company


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We admit that our last pick blurs the line between restaurant and market, but we’re tossing it in here nonetheless. Besides, at these prices ($9ish for 2-3 servings) it’d be a crime not to. We think soup has an insane ratio of price to buy from somewhere versus time to make it, so support local next time you’re craving some (and can handle reheating it)

Where: 292 East 1st Avenue
Options: Takeout only

Cheers to cheap eats, Vancouver!