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Great lunches for under $10 in the Mile End

Published on July 08, 2021
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Great lunches for under $10 in the Mile End

Is it really possible to enjoy a delicious lunch for less than $10 in the Mile End? Of course it is!

For a lunch on the go, at work, a quick bite with friends, or a picnic with the kids, Mile End is full of great options to fill empty bellies mid-day! A rich range of cuisines are found in this neighbourhood; from classic Montreal fare, to Italian, Lebanese and Chinese, there is an impressive variety of good food choices to be discovered. At Tastet, we love all these little gems that we frequent regularly, both during the week and on weekends. This list offers a nice mix of classic and unique addresses that will allow everyone to be satisfied after a hectic morning! Plus, several parks are nearby so you can take advantage of the good weather and enjoy your lunch in the out-of-doors. Whether you’re craving a sandwich, a bagel, a pita, pasta, meat or falafel, it’s all there! We suggest you dine with others; it’s always more pleasant to share a meal, isn’t it? Don’t hesitate to walk around, you will surely see several addresses in close proximity to suit everyones cravings.

Here are a few addresses that we love that offer quality products at very affordable prices, and can be prepared quickly!

Bon appétit!

Fairmount Bagel

The famous Montreal bagel, one of the best in the WORLD in our opinion! Enjoyed still warm from the wood-fired oven: a supreme delight. No matter where they’re made (Fairmount or St-Viateur), we love Mile End bagels. Both bakeries are open 24 hours a day and are part of Mile End’s under $10 lunch menu, since a bagel is less than $1 and for 50 cents more you can get a mini cream cheese – one of the most affordable and delicious snacks in town! Alternatively, you can also get a half dozen and a whole cream cheese for under $10. Alison Slattery – Instagram
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Bagel St-Viateur

The deliciousness of a bagel involves many elements: the right ingredients, the right dough, rolled by hand, boiled in honeyed water, placed on a wooden slab, baked in a wood-fired oven, turned when golden and starting to crisp, and removed at the right time. No matter where they’re made (Fairmount or St-Viateur), we love Mile End bagels. Both bakeries are open 24 hours a day and are part of Mile End’s under $10 lunches since a bagel is under $1 and for 50 cents more you can get a mini cream cheese – one of the most affordable and delicious snacks in town! Alternatively, you can also buy a half dozen and a whole cream cheese for under $10. Bagel St-Viateur
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Wilensky

Wilensky’s has barely changed since it opened in 1932 and has retained its nostalgic charm! It’s even still frequented by a few of its very first customers. People come here for the famous “Wilensky’s Special®” sandwich that has made the house famous and is internationally renowned! Invented by Moe Wilensky, we love its simplicity: beef salami served in a round bun, with mustard. It’s served hot and very quickly. Be careful to respect the house rules: it always comes with mustard and it is never sliced in half – asking otherwise would be an insult! The Wilensky sandwich is one of the most affordable lunches in Mile End, priced at $4.45 ($5.20 with cheese) and is one of the classic meals to enjoy in Montreal Breij
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Drogheria Fine

We’ve already told you about Drogueria Fine as making some of the best tomato sauce in town. For the past few months, the little shop on Fairmount Street has also been offering gnocchi cooked to perfection and served with tomato basil sauce and cheese for $5! To enjoy while strolling around the neighbourhood, this is a very affordable and delicious snack. While people line up here during the summer, they stop by now to warm up with a little carton of comfort. We also recommend picking up some of their tomato sauces to bring home or their amazing lasagna if the mood strikes you. Photos Alison Slattery – Instagram
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Barros Luco

The famous Barros Luco sandwich is a Mile End neighbourhood classic: homemade sweet bread, sliced steak, melted cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado and hot salsa, this is one of our favourites. The sandwich can be eaten for lunch or a solid snack and offers a little taste of Chile. It can be eaten on site in their super casual space or taken to go. At $5.75 this sandwich fully merits a spot on this list. And before we forget – don’t forget the hot sauce, it’s delicious! Alison Slattery – Instagram
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Serrano BBQ Rotisserie is a classic Mile End spot. There’s nothing impressive about the decor, but it’s the chicken that makes this place stand out. We come here for whole roasted chicken, sausages or pork, but our favourite item is the rotisserie chicken sandwich. Made to order, on Portuguese sandwich bread you can choose either chicken leg or breast, the sauce of your liking (the hot sauce is very good), tomatoes and coleslaw (highly recommended)! At $6.25 for the leg and $6.95 for the breast, this sandwich is a fantastic lunch for under $10 in the Mile-End. In my food step
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La Panthère Verte – St-Viateur

Falafel in a pita? Yes, it is. And delicious falafel at that! The Green Panther falafel sandwich is a perfect lunch when you need something tasty and healthy. The pita sandwich is made with 5 scoops of tasty falafel, shredded carrots, white cabbage sauerkraut, pickled gherkins, alfalfa, and a creamy tahini sauce to tie it all together. The house specialty is part of our lunches in Mile End for under $10 as it’s offered at $5.45 for a half pita and $7.95 for a whole pita. photo Panthère Verte Falafel
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Boucherie Lawrence

Always mindful of the origins of their meat products, the owners of Lawrence restaurent opened Boucherie Lawrence a few doors up the street on St. Laurent boulevard. This butcher shop is now well known in the neighbourhood as it offers locally raised meats, homemade charcuterie and sausages, delectable sandwiches, homemade bread, as well as dairy products, eggs and other fine products from small independent producers in Quebec! In the refined space, you can eat your sandwich on the spot or take it to go. The house offers several sandwiches, but our favourite is the porchetta sandwich: homemade bread, butter, pickle, mustard, mayo, lettuce and homemade porchetta, of course: a true delight! At $8, this sandwich is a staple on our list. Alison Slattery – Instagram
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larrys

Think of Larry’s as a charming European cafe: a place that’s open all day, seven days a week, where you can come for coffee and a baked good, or a glass of wine with a bite, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks. It’s an archetypal all-rounder, as we often see in Europe, and it’s also one of our favourite places in town! The place offers delicious small plates between $6 and $16, but we come here especially for one of the best breakfast sandwiches in town, offered all day long! The sandwich is made in a homemade bun and includes Lincolnshire sausage, a fried egg, melted Valbert cheese, mayo, mustard and lettuce, and is to die for. At $9 this sandwich slides onto our list for an amazing lunch (or late breakfast!) for under $10 in the Mile End. Photo Alison Slattery – Instagram
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Harbin Dumpling – St-Laurent

Dumplings in the Mile End? Oh yeah. Boiled, steamed or fried (for an extra $1.50), you’ll find plenty to fill you up at Harbin Dumpling. This is one of our Mile End lunch spots for under $10, as their cilantro pork, chive pork or Chinese cabbage dumplings are offered at $9 a dozen, and the plates are generous. The place is simple and clean, and the small opening to the kitchen shows the cooks working meticulously. Come here for an ultra-affordable comfort food meal in the heart of the Mile End. Photos Alison Slattery – Instagram
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Falafel Yoni – St-Viateur

Falafel Yoni is a yummy Mile-End address that opened its doors in the spring of 2018. Founded by Yoni Amir and Daniel Maislin, this counter serves excellent Israeli falafels; among the best falafels in town in our opinion! They are the most tender, and their frying is thin, light and crispy! Their sandwich is filled with a few falafels as well as chickpea balls, red cabbage, hummus and a homemade sauce. A real treat! At $8 before taxes, this is a small price for a big delight.
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Bánh mì Bánh Yiu

Bánh mì Bánh Yiu opened its doors in January 2017 in the Mile-End. It serves Bánh mì in a very nice space and the owner is young and friendly. The establishment is unlike any other in the neighbourhood, and we come here for their tasty and affordable Bánh mì sandwiches – $7 with options such as satay chicken, Char Xiu chicken, pulled pork, Chermoula tofu, avocado pate and more – and for its noodle salads.
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