Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm with the new world. As an island destination, Victoria offers locals and visitors an escape from the fast-paced city life. The food scene mirrors this blend as you will find elegant afternoon tea to modern culinary experiences with cocktail and craft beer brewed right on the island.
Eating out in beautiful Victoria can get expensive, but there are ways to keep your food budget under control without having to sacrifice taste.
10 Acres Commons offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from the island including meat, cheese, seafood and the finest seasonal produce direct from their farm.
Arrive during their Happy Hour between 4pm – 6pm on weekdays to devour their Buck a Shuck Oysters and drink specials. More of a night owl? They have a late night happy hour starting at 9pm for their $4 drink specials. Take a look at their weekly daily specials too because you can’t go wrong with their $2.50 tacos on Tuesdays.
Address: 620 Humboldt St. Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 940.0735
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Pig BBQ Joint is your friendly neighbourhood BBQ house with meals under $10. You will find classic BBQ items and poutine. Indulge in their poutine topped with heaping piles of tender pulled pork or even a more unconventional version with their tater-tots poutine loaded with the same good things.
They even have “piglet meals” for the little ones to chow down on pulled pork sandwiches, fries and juice.
Address: 1325 Blanshard St, Victoria
Phone: (250) 590.5193
Italian Food Imports
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Italian Food Imports is a gem in Downtown Victoria. Their affordable deli eats are great for anyone on a budget. All items are under $10 and it’s known for their fast and friendly service. Most people order their sandwiches to go during the lunch hour.
Address:1114 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Phone: (250) 385.7923
Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop at the Victoria Public Market at The Hudson serves up delicious sandwiches that rivals Meat and Bread. They are committed to providing delicious, natural and humane meat you can feel good about buying and eating.
You gotta stop here for a delicious Porchetta Sandwich or their Beef and Pork Sausage Rolls. But come early before the food runs out!
Address: 1701 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
Phone: (778) 433.6639
Spinnakers has been around since 1984 as artisan brewers at heart and that is reflected in everything they do. Their philosophy is that great beer goes best with great food. Their brewery is inspiration for the food they create – a fact that makes Victoria’s only gastro brewpub deliciously unique.
Stop by for their happy hour from 3-5pm throughout the weekday for 50% off appies and drink specials. They also have daily specials throughout the day like their West Coast Fish Plate for $6.50 on Wednesdays, which includes house smoked salmon, albacore tuna tartar, bacon wrapped smoked oyster, kelp crackers, baguette, and apple chutney.
Address: 308 Catherine Street, Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 386.2739
Eating out on a budget and keeping it under $10 is possible in Victoria. Just keep an eye open for happy hour and daily specials for fresh, delicious and cheap options. With an eye on the deals this city has to offer, you’ll never have to sacrifice portion sizes or taste.