Are you ready to try some new eateries and restaurants this year, 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 we have to do is pick!

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

Budgie’s Burritos

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 $11.

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

Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant

This Vietnamese spot in Mount Pleasant is one best cheap eats restaurants in Vancouver. Seriously, you can get a full bowl of pho for less than $13, and appetizer soups are under $8. If you’re looking to stretch your wallet and your stomach, this is a top pick.

Where: 4136 Main Street
Options: Dine-in, takeout and delivery 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 $3 tacos (yes, you read that right) and burritos for just $4! 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

Lunch Bar by Kafka’s 

Warm up with a bowl of stew or a hot sandwich at Lunch Bar, Kafka Gastown’s newest venture. And save big on your next lunch hour, check out their weekly stew specials for $13.50. There are always two stews on special: One meat and one vegan – and both come with a slice of fresh focaccia.

Where: 151 West Hastings Street



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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 under $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

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

Ginger Sushi

Like Cambie Vietnamese, this is more like a placeholder for sushi in general. But, we highly recommend giving this spot a try, since they’ve struck a great balance between quality and price point. In Vancouver, that’s like walking on a knife’s edge. Most of their special rolls are around $10-11 dollars each, which is a steal!

Where: 1437 Commercial Drive
Options: Takeout and delivery available

Vancouver Soup Company

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

Happy eating, Vancouver! Let us know if we happened to miss one of your faves, we’re always on the hunt for some tasty treats.