Khao San Road - Order the street-style Pad Thai with chicken, beef or tofu. It's a steal for what I think is the BEST Pad Thai in the city ($14). Most dishes on the menu are under $15 and there's always a line-up out the door. The secret's out.
Cheesewerks - Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for under $10 'nuff said.
Tacos El Asador - Who woulda thunk that some of the most delicious tacos in Toronto would be found in Koreatown? Crispy tacos are $3.25 each and soft tacos $2.75 - three usually makes it a meal for me. The pork al pastor taco is a must-order. Wash it all down with a Mexican coke made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup.
Arepa Cafe - An arepa is a Venezuelan cornbread sandwich that is grilled and stuffed with all sorts of delicious things. Very filling and around $9-11/each. Try the Llanera with beef tenderloin, avocado, fresco cheese and a tomato.HoSu Bistro - I'm personally a big fan of their Bi Bim Bap. A hearty hot stone bowl of beef bulgogi, rice, glass noodles and vegetables ($9.95). The sushi is fresh and cheap, bento boxes, noodle soups and Japanese entrees are under $15.
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Messini's - The authentic gyro here is the sandwich of champions. Chicken, pork or both are shaved off a spit and stuffed into a pita along with crispy french fries, onions, tomatoes and spread with a layer of tzaziki. It's the hamburger of Greece and you can get it until 4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays when there's a drunken line-up out the door. $5 for a gyro here people!
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Whole Foods Market - The secret is not to go crazy scooping up a full plate of heavy mac & cheese. Balance your plate at this salad bar by weight by adding lots of veggies and a salad. Usually around $15 and incredible when you want to eat a healthy variety. The buffet spread is a great pick especially if you're a vegetarian.
Piola Pizza - Most pizzas here are under $15 and there's a three-course prix-fixe for the same price at lunch. Really hungry? show up on the 29th of each month for all-you-can-eat gnocchi ($14.99).
Siddhartha - Delicious Indian food and a wide selection from their all-you-can-eat dinner buffet ($14.95). We love the butter chicken, aloo ghobi and paneer dishes here. Sop it all up with a hot piece of naan bread. Nothing is burn-your-tongue spicy and the service is friendly at this Little India gem.
MORE Suggestions from our Twitter feed @hipurbangirl:
@christineestima- Try Grapefruit Moon
@sexytypewriter - House of Soon Tofu. Delicious!
@KevinSeto - Khmer Thai
@SITAMAA - Moti Mahal on Gerard St. #trueindianfood. Great price.
@kurchenko - The Lakeview on Dundas!
@SeptembreA - Swatow at 309 Spadina St. Delicious Chinese food. I've been eating there for over a decade!
@randymatheson - I like Z-teca on King West... tasty burrito & drink for $11-12.
@andreakw my picks are Ahn Dao on Spadina, African Palace on Bloor and Roti Palace on Dupont.
@erikajacobs_The prix fixe lunch at Pizzaria Libretto is always a fave.
@drysdaleandco Bread & Greens at Broadview/Danforth. Healthy, delicious and great people
@blarkness Reggie's Sandwiches? The deep fried Mac and Cheese is delish!
@Shes_Baking The County General, sushi couture, chitos pizza....
@debgee a burger and fries @thestockyards, all brunch items @thedrakehotel and lots of pizzas from @PiolaToronto are $15 or under!
@cheriewhiteman Sushi & Salad at Dundas and Centre Street
@geofferson Have you tried the tasty/healthy $9 sandwiches at Urban Herbivore in Kensington Market?
Do you have a favourite spot in Toronto that serves great food for under $15?