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Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America, and one of the most international cities in the world. That means there are thousands of great restaurants in the city, serving dishes from around the world. With so many options to choose from, the only problem is deciding which one to choose!

Eating great food doesn’t have to be expensive, even in Toronto. Here are six of the city’s best restaurants (in no particular order) if you are looking for great food at a great price.

The Friendly Thai

The Friendly Thai in Leslieville Toronto has been a staple for 20 years, offering authentic Thai cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients, an intimate and casual atmosphere and (you guessed it!) friendly service.

There are a number of gluten free options on the menu along with all your Thai favourites. Get a FREE Avocado Chicken with a food order over $50 from The Friendly Thai. Offer expires January 29th.

El Furniture Warehouse

Located in the student annex, El Furniture Warehouse is part of a national chain of restaurants originally from Whistler. It offers a range of pub food favorites and options all priced at a very modest $4.95. The restraint oozes the laid-back west coast vibe that you would expect from a BC chain backed by pro surfers and skateboarders. Red Bull extreme sports are streamed on all the TVs, and the waiters wear shoes provided by the restaurant’s shoe sponsor (yes, you read that right): Vans.


Located in Kensington Market, Kooyi brings Korean street food to the streets of Toronto. The menu is packed full of authentic Korean street foods like kimchi fries, Korean fried chicken, bulgogi beef, and more. What is more impressive is that Kooyi is a one-man band, owned and operated by chef TJ who founded the restaurant after being frustrated by the lack of authentic Korean food options. There is a small eating area, and easy takeaway.  

Messini Authentic Gyros

Located on the Danforth along the Greektown strip (where else), Messini Authentic Gyros is one of the city’s most beloved Greek restaurants (and we have a lot). Offering probably the cheapest gyro in the city, Messini Authentic Gyros delivers pita packed with pork or chicken, tzatziki, veggies, and fried for under $5!

Queen’s Head

Located at 1218 Queen Street East in Leaseville Toronto, Queen’s Head has some of the best chicken wings in the city! Even better, they are now offering a delicious Wings Combo for $8.99 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday’s. So hurry up and head to Queen’s Head for delivery and pick up today.  

Ka Ka Lucky

If you like Cantonese BBQ, then every day is your lucky day at Ka Ka Lucky, located on Broadview Avenue. Most of the menu items sell for around $5 making Ka Ka lucky an amazing deal. Noodle soup bowls are one of the most popular dishes and offer plenty of options including beef, tripe, shrimp, dumplings, lamb or fish balls and more!

Whether you are in the mood for Thai, Greek, Cantonese, Korean, or good old fashioned burgers, Toronto has it all that any international cuisine lover will enjoy.