Eating out is always a treat, whether it’s a sit-down meal or a quick bite to eat from a street food vendor.
But food always tastes better when you know you’re getting a good deal. Put simply, good food plus good value equals endless glee.
Sheffielders are spoilt for choice when it comes to good value places to eat, with a variety of different cuisines across the city, so here are ten of the best.
This chippy is not just the best in Sheffield and the oldest in Sheffield, it’s also remarkably good value. Busy fish and chip shops are always the best – the quick turnover of food means the fish doesn’t sit on a heat tray drying out for too long. In fact, at TwoSteps the food often comes straight out of the fryer on to the paper. A huge portion of fish and chips comes in at under a fiver.
TwoSteps, 249 Sharrow Vale Road, more info
Craft & Dough
A relative newcomer to Sheffield’s restaurant scene, this Kelham Island pizza joint is growing in popularity by the day. The grub here isn’t your usual uninspiring pizza restaurant fare – you won’t find a ham and pineapple anywhere on the menu. Instead, expect to find adventurous, mouthwatering toppings like Yorkshire goats curd & Henderson’s Relish or braised ox cheek, pepperoni, balsamic red onion mozzarella & oregano. The pizzas start at just £4.50 and all are under a tenner.
Craft & Dough, 1A Kelham Square, more info
Street Food Chef
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This multi award-winning Mexican café can be found in two city centre locations and is well worth popping into, either for takeaway or a sit down lunch. The vegetables are fresh, the meat tender, the salsas tangy, just like Mexican food should be. There are a variety of meaty fillings, including pulled pork and chicken mole, and every burrito comes packed with salad, rice, black beans, sour cream and salsa.
Street Food Chef, 98 Pinstone Street and 90 Arundel Street, more info
Fusion Organic Café
This café is run by Freeman College and offers some of the best sandwiches in the city centre, all at great prices. Grab a Welsh Rarebit for just £3.60 or choose from a good selection of hot and cold sandwiches, the majority of which are under a fiver. Their coffee is very good too, and it would be rude not to have a look at their good selection of cakes.
Fusion Organic Café, 74 Arundel Street, more info
Bang on one of Sheffield’s busiest high streets is this wonderful Chinese restaurant, which specialises in Dim Sum and Szechuanese cooking. Favoured by many of Sheffield’s Chinese community, this restaurant has a great range of authentic dishes at good prices, with the added bonus of early bird deals which are well worth taking advantage of.
Zing Vaa, 55 The Moor, more info
This pub, found between Wicker and Kelham Island, is a real gem. Its Sunday Roasts are just £8 and are served between 12.30pm and 3pm every week. There’s always a great selection of roasts available, including a veggie option, and the Yorkshire puddings, made with beer batter, are particularly good. As you’re in a pub, it would be rude not to wash dinner down with a pint.
The Harlequin, 108 Nursery Street, more info
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Q: What’s better than good value, tasty food? A: Probably good value, tasty food which is also healthy. Nourish is the collaboration between a chef and a nutritionist and the result is fantastic, fresh, imaginative, healthy food. Breakfast here is particularly good, with a great choice of porridges, poached egg pots, wraps and scrambled eggs. They also do some super-tasty salads which cost about £4.50 for takeaway, allowing you to go and munch lunch in the Peace Gardens across the road.
Nourish, 18 Pinstone Street, more info
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Fanoush is another city centre gem, though it also has outlets on London Road and on Whitham Road. Here, freshly-cooked falafel is combined with a massive selection of cheeses, hummous, salads, spices and dressings to create a filling, tasty lunch which won’t leave you disappointed.
Fanoush, 100 Pinstone Street,103 London Road, 208 Whitham Road, more info
Greedy Greek Deli
The Greedy Greek has been around for donkey’s years and it’s easy to see why. In the summer, people spend warm evenings sat outside the restaurant, enjoying a freshly made kebab or some meatballs. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to Athens al fresco in Sheffield. The lunches are great, with wraps for under a fiver and large salad boxes packed with different treats for just over a fiver.
Greedy Greek Deli, 418-420 Sharrow Vale, more info
Saigon 68 Vietnamese Cafe
There are dozens of great value places to grab a bite to eat along this stretch of London Road, but Saigon 68, formerly known as Pho 68, is probably the best – the queue which sometimes extends out the door during busy periods is testament to that. If you do have to queue, the wait is never long, thanks to the remarkably quick service. The time between ordering and your food arriving can be just five minutes – all it takes to stir fry some meat and vegetables. The portions are huge too – the big-bowl soups are delicious and more like small bathtubs, and staff are happy to pack up anything you can’t manage.
Saigon 68 Vietnamese Cafe, 175 London Road, more info
More Sheffield food and drink tips:
5 of the best places for comfort food in Sheffield
5 of the best places for coffee in Sheffield
7 traditional pubs you have to try in Sheffield
Sheffield Restaurants Guide – read the reviews and book tables
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