For students at U of T, Ryerson, George Brown and any other school in the downtown core, there’s a lot of places to go for cheap food to stretch that university budget as far as it can go!
This diner is amazing, especially since it’s a 24 hours with great food no matter when you arrive! Try their French toast or pancakes or my personal favourite, homefries.
This place has wonderful pastas and grilled sandwiches. You can also get 10% off when you show your student card at the University and Dundas location.
This place is in The Annex and is open until late. September till April they offer $5 breakfasts for students and on weekdays before 11 A.M.
If you are in the Yorkville area, Avocado is your best bet. This sushi spot is known for its $8 create-your-own 10-piece sushi and students receive 10% off with their student card.
The legendary Salad King is known for being affordable but with amazing food. Located just north of Yonge and Dundas Square, it’s one of the most worshipped restaurants by students in the downtown core. They have a loyalty card and it’s well worth it. Students can also get 10% with their student I.D. from 2-5 p.m.
The Carlton Street location of this breakfast diner is open 24 hours for late night study sessions, hangover food and brunch. Ryerson students also get 10% when they show their student cards.
Up on Yonge Street is a cookie bar. Yes a cookie bar! They have made to order cookies. You can choose the dough and two mix ins, bake it in the oven and dah-tah, you have your own cookie creation. If you have a sweet tooth, then their gourmet cookies are in order. Six gourmet cookies for ten bucks without any tax, best deal yet.
This place serves up Korean and Japanese food for a pretty decent price. Their Korean BBQ is popular among students and Torontonians alike. With plenty of meals to choose from, they have many combos and dishes that will give you a feeling you didn’t break the bank. Students can get 10% when they show their student card.
Craving a falafel? This Middle Eastern food at Arabeque is quick, cheap and delicious. If you show you student card it’s 10% off your meal.
Fresh is one of the best places to eat in Toronto. They serve up modern vegetarian food that tastes amazing! Although their menu might not seem like the best option for budget conscious wallets, they offer an astounding 15% off for students with ID.
Other places to check out that offer student discounts are Art Square Cafe (13% off with student ID, with 10 OCAD students get their coffee free), Fika (15% off with student ID), Hoosier Daddy’s BBQ ($5 meals and daily specials for OCAD students), Spring Rolls (15% off with student ID excludes specials), Orange Alert (10% off with student ID) and Toby’s Pub & Eatery (15% off with student ID, Sunday-Thursday only)