When you think about it, food is not cheap. There are apps you can download that tell you how much you spend on certain items each month, and you'd be surprised at how much you actually spend on groceries and eating out. I don't know about you, but from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed, I'm hungry AF. And I'm one of those people that gets hangry. Seriously, don't mess with me when I have eaten in 15 minutes.
When you're hungry all the time food can definitely add up. Whether you're studying, working a long shift, or just laying on the couch doing nothing, as soon as your stomach rumbles you need food. But do you also want to spend 30 bucks on takeout? I know I don't.
There is certainly no need to spend your entire savings on food. You can get delicious and hardy food for under 15 dollars! You just need to do your research. But good thing I already did it for you! If you're broke AF or just need to cut back on the amount you spend on food, I gotchu. Don't get hangry, get happy. We have a ton of spots in Ottawa that cater to the #broke life. So here are 13 spots where you can get cheap eats for $15 or less. Enjoy!
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$5 Cheap Eats
Where: 1223 Alexandra Bridge
Type: Gourmet Hot Dogs
What to get: The Korean (Pulled pork, kimchi, green onion, jalapeño, crispy fried onions)
Where: 111 Beech St
Type: Italian Grocery & Deli
What to get: Any sandwich, you can make it your own!
Where: Multiple Locations
What to get: Anything from plain bagels to breakfast sandwiches, Kettleman's has it all! The Kettleman's Special (smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, red onion, and green olives) is the most popular.
Price: From $1.09 to $8.49
Where: 86 Murray St
What to get: You can either make your own, which is cheaper, or get a speciality pie. The margharita and pepperoni are the cheapest on the menu.
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$10 Cheap Eats
Where: 215 Rideau St
Type: Japanese Cafe
What to get: Japanese Katsu Burger, which comes with a Japanese drink and styled-fries
Where: 45 Clarence St
What to get: The delicious eggs Benedict, which comes with home fries
Where: 134 Bank St
What to get: A signature poké bowl, or their 'build your own paradise' bowls
Where: 8 ByWard Market Square
What to get: Pad Thai, which you can get with any protein/spice level you want
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$15 Cheap Eats
Where: 1489 Merivale Rd
What to get: Enchiladas, which comes with refried beans and rice. You can get it with chicken, beef or vegetarian
Where: 1293 Wellington Street W.
What to get: Their lobster poutine, which is their most famous dish!
Price: $19 on the lunch menu
Where: 129 Riocan Ave
What to get: Their all you can eat lunch special!
Where: 555 Wellington St
What to get: The delicious loaded nachos that will keep you full for hours! You can also add chicken for $6 more