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5 Cheap & Cheerful Takeaways That Are Guaranteed to Hit the Spot

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

Belly-filling and wallet-friendly? It's a win-win!

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These delicious takeaways give you plenty of bang for your buck.

A takeaway doesn’t have to break the bank and these 5 cheap and cheerful options prove it. You can feast on Asian-inspired loaded fries, tuck into a colourful hummus bowl or fire up your senses with buffalo cauli wings – and still get plenty of change from a tenner. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge if you’re on a budget, so go on and get your orders in.

Loaded Fries from Little Bao Boy

Little Bao Boy whip up an almighty plate of loaded fries with a tantalising Asian twist for just £5. The crisp, golden fries are tossed in garlic salt and piled high with your choice of topping. Will it be the pulled pork, slow-cooked in apple juice, the tender braised beef brisket or the fiery chilli salt tofu? It’s all so tempting, but whatever you go for, it’ll come with lashings of sriracha mayo, hoi sin and sweet chilli for a real flavour hit.

Little Bao Boy, North Brewing Co. Leeds City Tap, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BA. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

Salad Bowl from Falafel Guys

The salad bowls at Falafel Guys come bursting with fresh Mediterranean ingredients and vibrant Arabic flavours. We’re talking not one, not two, but three different types of hummus, plus green leaves, cucumber, tomatoes and a hot pickled chilli. You can get yours topped with their special-recipe falafel, spiced chicken shawarma or tangy grilled halloumi for £6.50. Extra hungry? Double up on toppings for £1 more.

Falafel Guys, Assembly Underground, 12 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AL. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Gyozas from Bento Street Food and Izakaya

Gyozas are a Japanese street food staple and you can tuck into these delicious dumplings for just £4.80. There are chicken, veggie and prawn fillings to tempt you, or you can upgrade to their special £6 miso version, which comes stuffed with spiced karaage chicken. Whichever you choose, it’ll be lightly fried on one side to crisp it up, then steamed to soft, chewy perfection.

Bento Street Food & Izakaya, 10 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PQ. Order deliveries on Just Eat.

Bánh Mì from The Viet Baker

A Vietnamese baguette packed full of BBQ meats, Viet Baker’s Bánh Mì is a must-try. The bread is baked in-house each day following a traditional recipe. Meat-lovers can get theirs stuffed with pork, chicken or beef, while veggies can devour a salt ’n’ pepper tofu version. They smother on pate and mayo, throw in pickles, chillis and coriander, then finish it off with a drizzle of sriracha. For £5.95, this 8-inch whopper of a sandwich will fill a hole.

The Viet Baker, 15 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HG. Order deliveries on Uber Eats.

Cauli Wings from Sheaf St

You can devour a portion of buffalo cauli wings from Sheaf St for just £5. It’s a healthier, vegan alternative to fried chicken that’s still finger-licking good. You’ll get six chunky florets, coated in a hot ’n’ spicy batter and baked until crisp and golden. The florets are served up with shredded lettuce, pickled cabbage and vegan mayo – a deliciously cooling contrast to the fiery wings. Add a portion of fries for £2.50 for a real feast.

Sheaf St, 3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HD. Order deliveries on Deliveroo.

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