How to Eat Delicious and Affordable Takeout in Vancouver on a Budget

Written by Jane Ngo

Rising gas and grocery prices make an already expensive city in Vancouver feel even more unliveable some days. Fortunately, there are still ways to eat delicious and affordable takeout in Vancouver while on a budget:

Find Filling Under-$15 Menus

There is an eclectic variety of food in Vancouver that reflects a multicultural community of talented chefs.

The Warehouse

Originally started by two friends, Dan and Kyle, this local hangout spot has expanded across Canada with a menu starting at $5.95.

Try “The Everything Hash” for only $7.95 for a hearty start to your day that will leave your stomach and wallet feeling full.

Address: Multiple locations within Vancouver @hastingswarehouse

Donair Dude

Add colour to your diet without spending too much of your colourful Canadian cash. Donair Dude offers healthy and nutritious meals for those craving a taste from the Middle East.

Food items range in price starting at $3.49 to $13.99.

Address: Multiple Locations within Vancouver @donairdude


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Use an App to Help You Find Affordable Restaurants

You could spend time scrolling Google search results to find listicles for cheap eats across the city but you could also use an app to seamlessly find a curated list for you.

Too Good to Go

This app’s motto is all about sustainability: “Save Food, Help the Planet”. Free and easy to use, this app will connect you to local restaurants in major cities across Canada, like Vancouver, where you can pick up a “surprise bag” full of delicious surplus food.

Note, this app may not be for you if you have dietary restrictions or severe food allergies, since you won’t know what you will get to eat. But, if you’re into surprises and want to save money and the planet, this app is for you.

Mobile Bandit

Restaurants often offer exclusive deals on select menu items. Mobile Bandit, a free mobile app helps you steal deals so you can get the best price offered on your favourite eats across the city.

A bonus? Enter giveaways and local contests for prizes offered by local businesses.

Bale Banhmi

This is an authentic Vietnamese sandwich shop that offers affordable prices and exclusive deals such as buy 10 sandwiches get 1 free.

Share this deal with friends to take advantage of this offer and give everyone you love a sandwich and a smile.

Address: 701 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC  & 691 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC. @balevancity


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