The Best Cheap Eats in Metro Vancouver (According To Foodies)

The Best Cheap Eats in Metro Vancouver (According To Foodies)

There’s no secret to keeping your stomachs and wallets full — you just have to know where to go. We’ve done the leg work for you and asked local foodies for some of the best cheap eats in Metro Vancouver!

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Seoul Food Truck

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What they had to say about it:  Our pick for the best cheap eats in Metro Vancouver would be the spam musubi from the Seoul Food Truck in Coquitlam. Seoul Food Truck’s menu offers the best of both worlds from Korean cuisine and food truck comfort eats. This treat is not only affordable, but it is also delicious with nice textures and flavours layered alongside a juicy piece of Spam!

Price: $4.95

Where to get it: 1163 Pinetree Way In Coquitlam (Henderson Mall)


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📸: Southwest Sunrise (omelette topped with avocado, + Lyonnaise-style potatoes) & Banana Java (espresso, chocolate milk, honey and banana) . . We definitely ordered the omelette because of that beautiful photo on the menu. The dish itself did not disappoint! We loved the whole combination, especially having a huge bite with the sour cream! You can substitute the potatoes with fruits or quinoa, but the potatoes were seriously so yummy! Out of all the options for juice, we chose Banana Java as we thought combining espresso, chocolate milk and banana was really unique. Enjoying this drink was definitely a good way to wake up! . . @eggspectation.vancouver #eggspectation #brunch #omelette #avocado #salsaandsourcream #potatoes #smoothie #bananachocolate #espresso #dailyhivevan #yvreats #vancityeats #yvrfoodies #richmondeats #explorerichmond #ufeastwefeast #dishedvan #instafoodie #vancouverfoodie #gastropostvan #incrediblevancouver #vancouverfood #vancityexplore #eatcouver #vandiary #todayvancity #curiocityvancouver #narcityvancouver #nomsmag #vancouvereats

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What they had to say about it:  

Eggspectation’s brunch dishes were as beautiful as they were delicious. They offered a wide variety of options ranging from pancakes to omelettes. We definitely recommend you to try their hollandaise sauce as well! We ordered different dishes and shared, and we would recommend you to do the same for that ultimate satisfaction!”

Price: $14.95

Where to get it:  10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond

Jimoco Pasta

Recommended by: Winny (this week’s editor; @604Now)

What they had to say about it: Some days I can’t pick between carbonara and linguine and at this cozy and relaxed spot, I don’t need to! It’s hard to pass up on their 2-for-1 pasta deal so bring a friend or get ready to be stuffed. If you are an early riser, they also serve a full breakfast menu with eggs benedict and pancakes for everything under $12 between certain hours.

Price: ~$15 for brunch and $25 for two plates of pasta

Where to get it:  At 3 locations

  • 1046 Austin Ave in Coquitlam
  • #2-2840 Oxford St in Port Coquitlam
  • #103 45863 Yale Road in Chilliwack

Boiling Point

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The weather may be warming up but that won’t stop me from having hot pot 🔥 — Featured: 🍂 Beef Hotpot ($14.42) – Napa, vermicelli, sliced beef, enoki mushrooms, tomatoes, tofu, tempura, corn, pork meat ball, fish cake, fried tofu skin, imitation crab stick, green onion and cilantro 🐮 🍃 Milk Cream Curry Hotpot ($14.29) – Napa, vermicelli, sliced pork, enoki mushroom, imitation crab stick, fish ball, fried tofu skin, corn, tempura, mountain yam, cheese string bean, and sea salt cream 🐷 — One of my favourite cheap eats has to be @boilingpointgroup 🍜 Not only are their dishes delicious but it also comes with a complimentary green/black tea during lunch 🍵

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What they had to say about it: Boiling Point is one of my favourite cheap eats in Metro Vancouver! They offer a variety of individual Taiwanese inspired hotpot flavours such as creamy milk curry and Japanese miso. Each hot pot is loaded with a variety of vegetables and sliced meat. During lunch hours, each hotpot comes with a complimentary iced green or black tea!

Price:~ $15

Where to get it:  At 5 locations across Metro Vancouver

  • 4148 Main St in Vancouver
  • 5276 Kingsway in Burnaby
  • 4800 No 3 Rd in Richmond
  • 12820 Clarke Pl in Richmond
  • 15146 100 Ave in Surrey

Sushi California

Recommended by:  @vanfoodventure

What they had to say about it: Dining out doesn’t have to break the bank! You just need to know where to go for tasty food, at a good value. Sushi California, a restaurant that serves sushi and Japanese food, is one of those spots. Their menu is extensive and they offer items priced as low as $1.40. On my recent visit, I ordered the Seafood Udon and Las Vegas Sushi Roll, for just $15 (before tax). Portions were good, and the meal was very filling. My $15-meal consisted of only 2 items, but if you do some planning and are not picky about food, you can literally create your own $15-meal with more items (e.g. 1 appetizer/salad + 1 udon/donburi + 1 sushi).

Price: Make your own but $15 is totally doable.

Where to get it: 3 locations across Metro Vancouver

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