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Girl vs. food: decent eats for under £5 in Sheffield

Eating my way through a fiver in Sheffield, by Rakha Haq, journalism student

We all love a good bite to eat, especially when it's a bargain. Sheffield is a fantastic city to find some wholesome fresh grub, even with a budget of five pounds.

Craft and Dough

A rustic gem located on Ecclesall Road, near Collegiate Campus. Offers the  best stone cooked pizzas, brunch and great drinks.


Why not stroll in and help yourself to a bacon sandwich and creamy latte for under £5, or nosh on eggs florentine on delicious toasted focaccia bread for £4.50. With a few extra pounds jiggling in your wallet, the two for one (virgin) cocktails are superb. Treat yourself!


Change from a fiver: 50 pennies

Wellies cafe

A student must, serving classic sandwiches with a twist, my favourite being the sweet chilli prawns and spinach leaf ciabatta for just £3.95. The lunchtime specials are even better. Tuck into peri peri chicken with chips and salad for the impressive price of £4.75. Wellies is only steps away from City Campus, so don't forget to ask for your student discount.


Change from a fiver: around £1

Mr Miyagi Revolving Sushi & Takeaway

If you're in a quirky mood this eatery on Division Street never disappoints. The authentic vibe had me sold, with the rotating sushi bar, retro interior and traditional Japanese music to build on the atmosphere.

Don’t miss out on small plates of Unagi Nigiri for just £2.60 (only on Wednesdays). With that I had a scrummy salmon teriyaki rice main, altogether costing under £8.  This is a fantastic dining experience – great value, and with a bunch of friends, get as many sharing plates as possible.


Change from a fiver: depends on your appetite!

Fanoush falafel salad bar

Lover of both falafel and halloumi? Dig into chargrilled aubergine and falafel pita with a generous serving of hummus and salad, made in minutes, ready to scoff for a bargain of £3.50. Still not satisfied? Happy hour may do the trick, charging £1 less between 3pm till 5pm.


Change from a fiver: up to £2.50


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