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23 Places To Eat When You're Low On Cash

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favourite budget meals in the UK. Here are the results.

1. Nanna Mexico, Norwich and Cambridge

Nanna Mexico

"They do burritos, quesidilas, nachos and the best part is on Mondays students can get a big-ass burrito and drink for a fiver. Bargain!" – Georgia Badiali via Facebook


3. The Little Box of Treats, Warrington

"Little Box of Treats (or the Chinese bakery, locally) in Warrington. Their Char Sui pork noodle soup is the bomb! A massive bowl and it’s only £6.50." – ceiners95

4. Pizza Pilgrims, London

Pizza Pilgrims

"It does amazing, traditional pizzas for as little as a fiver – and they're huge! Alternatively anything from Borough Food Market." – Carys Maia Newton via Facebook

5. Thali Café, Bristol

"Thali cafe (a small chain) in Bristol is £10ish for huge plates of tasty curries. A Bristol institution!" – hilaryk405e7e5e0"

6. Egg Café, Liverpool

"There’s a vegetarian and vegan place in Liverpool called Egg Café, where you can get a huge plate of delicious food for like, £7 at most. Their cheese on toast is to fucking die for, and their veggie moussaka and scouse (which is like, the dish of our city) are amazing too. Even for meat-eaters, it’s a must. I have a real love for that place." – clairew441010663

7. Maggy Mays, Belfast

Maggie Mays

"Open from early to late, BYOB. Serves everything from the classic Ulster Fry via burgers to curry, massive menu. Handily highlights perfect hangover cures. Also full array of milkshakes (including some boozy concoctions). Most dishes £7 and under, fill yourself to the gills including a drink for less than £8." – laureno4b9ae7106


8. The Mosque Kitchen, Edinburgh

"You can get amazing curries at The Mosque Kitchen in Edinburgh for around £6." – Philippa Frédérique via Facebook

9. Lemlem Kitchen, London

"Lemlem kitchen in Netil market, east London does amazing Afro-tacos! It’s a taco with injera (Ethiopian/ Eritrean sourdough flatbread), and four varieties of fillings, including a two meat, a fish and a vegetarian option. They’re priced between £3-4.5, and they’re filled super generously. Two make a delicious and filling lunch, and they give you complimentary spiced tea while you wait for your food." – juliep46a82a70f

10. Yokoso, Northampton

"Easy to dismiss it as it’s so tiny, and as such their menu isn’t huge but they do amazing katsu curry and their sushi is excellent. You can get a really good hot meal for under a fiver." – alih26

11. Falafel, Manchester

"A falafel wrap, at Falafel on Manchester’s Curry Mile, is only £2.50. One of these is definitely enough for a meal, and it’s the best falafel I’ve ever tasted. Even better, Falafel is run by Palestinians, and according to a mate from Gaza, both the food and the decor are very authentic." – ratkins

12. Da Mount Gurkha, Liverpool

"Da Mount Gurkha in Waterloo, Liverpool. All meals just about under £10 and the most delicious fresh food imaginable. Wash it down with a pint of Nepalese beer and poppadoms and dips to start are on the house! Number one restaurant in Liverpool on Trip Advisor too!" – k4d979f18a


13. Thomas the Baker, various locations in Yorkshire

"In York there’s Thomas the Baker, which is just bloody beautiful food, and in any part of the UK Wetherspoons is never a bad idea if you’re after cheap food with a beer." – fionajubb

14. Selale, London

"Selale on Green Lanes, Harringay, London – delicious Turkish restaurant (one of many in the area but my personal favourite)! A lahmacun (which is the perfect healthy takeaway) is only £2.90 and comes filled with loads of salad and sauces. Eating in is super cheap too as the portions are enormous (so you can easily fill up on a shared starter and main between two) and the salad, bread, dips and after dinner tea are all free (plus a dessert sometimes if you're lucky.) And, even better, the manager and staff are seriously friendly." – Katie Hasler

15. Taste Buchanan, Glasgow

"Taste Buchanan in Glasgow, street food in a shopping centre food court, can get fish tacos and sweet potato fries and have loads of change from a tenner!" – kats42d81eb08

16. Alexandros, Carlisle

"They do amazing gyros, kind of kebabs in a flatbread. Lamb, chicken or halloumi and then sometimes some different specials. Their restaurant is amazing and a bit more pricey but definitely worth nipping into the deli for a takeaway gyros and a baklava for under a tenner." – jacquinal

17. Boojum, Belfast


"Boojum in Belfast is incredible! It has cult status in Ireland, and the Game of Thrones cast are always there too. Massive burritos and a beer for under 10 quid!" – kerribeps


20. Wackers, York

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"York has Whackers: the world’s biggest fish and chip shop apparently and also is in Scarborough. They cook chips in beef fat but you can have veg oil chips instead. I can have a big chip dinner (big chip portions too), a cup of tea and a sweet for under a tenner. It’s where I always took my kids for a special meal out, feeding the whole family for under £20." – jennyb27

21. Marco's Cafè, Hebden Bridge

Marco's Pizza

"I’m holidaying in Hebden Bridge, where Marco’s Pizza has authentic Italian pizza. The margherita drizzled with garlic oil is just £5 and huge — a perfect meal for one after a long walk, or enough for two to share. Not worth buying a frozen one at that price!" – raec4

22. Crawshaws, Huddersfield

"Crawshaws in Huddersfield do a wide range of roasted baguettes in an array of flavours such as pulled pork, hunters chicken etc and you get the baguette, a drink and chips for £3, it's amazing, plus you can chose as many sauces from the wide range available to smother your food! Much better than subway and much better value. It's where most Greenhead College students go at lunch time to get fed." – Elena Bunbury

Some responses have been edited for clarity.

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