Cheap eats in Calgary: where to dine for less than $10

Cheap eats in Calgary: where to dine for less than $10

WATCH ABOVE: Food and restaurant writer John Gilchrist joins Global Calgary Morning for a breakdown of the top summer eats under $10 in Calgary.


Now that summer is in full swing, it can be much more tempting to dine out than fire up the oven in the heat of the late afternoon. Unfortunately, eating out too often can leave your wallet feeling a little lighter. Enter Calgary food writer John Gilchrist. He accepted Global News Morning’s challenge to find a handful of great summer eats for less than $10 per serving.

“When you order the falafel they go into the dough, form the dough and fry it for you right then so it’s nice and hot.”

If a delicious but budget-conscious breakfast is what you’re after, Gilchrist recommended the $9.95 bacon and egg pannenkoek from Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus. Located along 54 Avenue S.W., Gilchrist said the Dutch pancakes are “quite flat, almost like a crepe. But you look at it and you go, ‘well I could eat three or four of those,’ but by the time you’ve had one that’s enough.”