Eating next-level food doesn't mean you need to pay a pretty penny. If you're looking for cheap eats that don't skimp on quality, then look to the best chefs in the city. Downtown in the Eaton Centre, Time Out Market Montréal has the best sandwiches in town from Bossa, orders of karaage from Marusan, imperial and spring rolls from Le Red Tiger, malangra accras and plantains from Paul Toussaint, and Caesar salads and veal meatballs from Il Miglio.
UPDATE, spring 2023: Montrealers have an ongoing love affair with their city’s low cost of living alongside its high quality of life, and the best cheaps eats (and best new 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 pizza and Chinese restaurants to some of the best poutine, sandwiches 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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