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UPDATE, October 29 2020: It’s more important than ever to stay updated on the budget-friendly options found among the best cheap eats in Montreal, so we’ve dived back into our original article to bring readers even more bangs for their bucks. Times are tough right now, but with a little elbow grease and worn-down shoe soles, we’ve done the research—waistlines be damned—to bring the city we love the ultimate selection of where to eat for $10 and under before taxes.
Montrealers have an ongoing love affair with their city’s coupling 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 any of these ain’t popular though, so enjoy the line-ups at these popular student haunts and local legends.
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