Dine around on a budget

Want to fill your stomach and support some local businesses? Try out some of these amazing restaurant deals this month!

Plate of colourful sushi rolls Photo: Ehrenberg

Calling all Halifax Foodies! February is arguably one of the more depressing months in the year, but luckily for us the HRM food industry is saving us once again with their annual Dine Around event. For the entire month of February, restaurants all over the city are offering insane deals and upgraded menus, with a portion of proceeds being donated to Feed Nova Scotia.

There’s also a great deal to watch Neptune Theatre performances from the comfort of your own home for only $15!

I’ve been eyeing down the list of restaurant offers and compiled a list of options that are friendly for the student budget. Be sure to let us know by tagging @dalstudentlife on your beautiful Instagram shots of your amazing food if you try any of our suggestions (or find other great options to try)!


Heartwood Restaurant

Pad Thai Bowl – $10

Heartwood on Quinpool is serving up one of my favourite dishes for just 10 bucks! This place is ideal for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking for a fresh lunch. This offer is dine-in only.


Sushi Nami Royale

Soup & Sushi – $10

Sushi Nami is a favourite of mine: super atmosphere, delicious rolls, and elite deals. This month, they’re offering a $10 lunch combo of a cozy miso soup paired with sushi.


Cabin Coffee

Soup, Sandwich, Coffee, and a Pastry – $10

Cabin Coffee is the perfect place to warm up and calm down, especially with this amazing $10 lunch special they have going on this month. You can choose between a soup/sandwich or a soup/cornbread combo, plus you get a pastry and your choice of pop or coffee. When I say I’m speed-walking to Cabin Coffee right now…



Tacos for Two – $30

Bring a friend to Antojo this month and enjoy some top-notch tacos for $15 each of you! Always a huge fan of Antojo—I’m obsessed with their mushroom tacos...yummm.


Brawta Jamaican Jerk Joint

A Tasty Bowl of Jamaican Jerk Goodness – $10

I saved the most flavourful for last, and I’ve got to say, reading over the description of this deal at Brawta has my mouth watering. The possibilities are endless with various styles of chicken, tofu, and veggies to choose from on top of mashed potatoes. I truly can’t think of a better way to spend $10.

If you’re looking for a sign to support some local restaurants...this is it! Happy dining everyone!