UPDATE, July 13 2021: To keep you fueled up as you enjoy the reopening of the city, it’s more important than ever get big bangs for your buck with the best cheap eats in Montreal. Some of our previous top picks have had to depart the list, however, with some classics raising their prices past our price point criteria. No worries, we’ve done the research—waistlines be damned—to bring you even more place to eat for $10 and under before taxes.
Montrealers have an ongoing love affair with their city’s low cost of living alongside its high quality of life, and the best cheap eats in Montreal are among the strongest supporting arguments for that. It’s a daily gift to hit up just about any corner of the island and find food that’s equal parts fulfilling and frugal, from Italian restaurants and Chinese restaurants to some of the best poutine and bagels in Montreal. We can’t promise some of these aren't popular, so enjoy the line-ups at these popular student haunts and local legends—but there are a few hidden gems we've decided to share.
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