Yes, you can get lunch for under $5. Here's proof. But, hey, just because you're short on cash doesn't mean you don't have to tip.
CO YEN (334 Spadina, at Dundas, 416-597-1573) Would you believe $1 -- that's right, a loonie! -- take-away Saigon subs? Try Vietnamese sugar-sweetened buns loaded up with mildly spiced tofu pâté, spiked jalapeños, carrot juliennes, cucumber and daikon strips, topped with coriander sprigs; the non-vegetarian version adds slices of prosciutto-like roast pork. Open daily 9 am to 9 pm. Cash only. Unlicensed. Access: one step at door, but no washrooms. Rating: NNNNN