Davenport Pizza - A small family owned place, no real place to sit and eat but great for take out/ordering. Extremely fresh ingredients, not too doughy, not too crispy, better than 99% of the chain pizza places out there. Also pretty cheap- $9.99 for a large 3 topping.
615 Davenport Road. Waterloo, ON
al-Madina's - Egyptian cuisine. The BEST shawarma outside of Toronto. Another family-owned place, also has a nice restaurant attached to it.
150 University Ave W. Waterloo, ON
Mel's Diner - Anybody that's been to WLU or UW has eaten at Mel's after a heavy night at the bars. The skillets are amazing. All day breakfast. Has a 50's theme, with the jukebox and everything. Some pretty good music on it too. Mel's Favorite is the $3.99 daily special. Usually includes sausage, ham, eggs and toast- just what you need to soak up the tequila.
140 University Ave W. Waterloo, ON
Friends Restaurant - Hands down one of the best places in Brampton to get some Indian food. Mostly Punjabi food, huge selection of sweets and stuff. Samosas are 3 for $1. I'm Punjabi- and we eat there. Butter chicken is heavenly.
860 North Park Dr. Brampton, ON
Sonny's - Can't beat greasy Sonny's for some good ol' burgers and hotdawgs. Student budget friendly. Warning! They don't take interac.
21 Kenneddy Dr N. Brampton, ON
The Kings Arms - Just found this beaut' a couple days ago when I was in Oakville picking up parts from 88Mk1DropTop . Old building from the 1800's, great selection on tap, fish and chips were amazing! Only a couple blocks from the lake too. Deffo worth a visit for a pint.
Hot dog stand on Bramalea and Orenda, just north of Steeles. Great guy, moved from Finland in the 40's. Has amazing fried onions. Beware- they will set your mouth on fire, but not just heat- AMAZING flavor. Nothing better on a sausage imo.