Sometimes, when we think of a good value deal, we imagine something cheap. A dollar store item that works for one use and then is discarded. When it comes to food, however, we want our good value to stretch beyond the experience of fork to mouth. We want to feel that our money was well spent and that there was quality at a lower price bracket.
Toronto is filled to the brim with markets and foodcentric neighbourhoods, from the ubiquitous St. Lawrence Market in Toronto to the ever-so-cool Kensington. You could buy items that are $1 and snack your way through the city, or do as the French do and grab a great loaf of bread from one of Toronto's many exceptional bakeries, pair it with cheese, and call it dinner.
If you decide you want to go out for dinner without breaking into triple digit territory, the 10 Toronto restaurants on this list span the culinary spectrum. Some of them are very casual and will enable you to eat divinely off of a piece of parchment (we're looking at you, Bahn Mi Boys). Others will justify a night out and will fill you more than you thought was possible for $10, like Ethiopiques Ethiopian Restaurant. (Just hold back on ordering extra injera for your own good.)
Get out your loonies and toonies. A great meal doesn't have to be a significant financial commitment, but it sure has to be good.