Plagued with mid-afternoon munchies and don’t know where to go? These filling lunches are the answer…
If you need a filling lunch that will see you through to dinner, you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got seven delicious ideas that will tick all the right boxes. From huge portions to protein-heavy feeds, these lunchtime treats are exactly what you need to help you survive the rest of your day without your stomach rumbling – and they’re darn tasty too.
Chicken Ramen at Little Tokyo
Why not slurp up a whopping great bowl of ramen for lunch at Little Tokyo? Their Chicken Ramen simmers a generous helping of noodles in their house miso broth. They throw in succulent strips of chicken breast and a medley of crunchy oriental veg like pak choi, carrot, beansprouts and mange tout. You’ll even get deep fried sushi buttons on the side so this is a huge feed for just £7.99.
Little Tokyo, 24 Central Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DE.
Arabic wraps at The Falafel Guys
The Falafel Guys are known for their immense Arabic Wraps that burst at the seams with Middle Eastern deliciousness. You’ll find their colourful van on Briggate or down in Assembly Underground, where they serve up their homemade falafel, tahini and hummus. You can get them in a wrap, with all manner of salads, and they even offer chicken shawarma or halloumi as extras, in case you want to double up on fillings or mix things up. It’s a massive feast from just £5.
The Falafel Guys, outside Marks and Spencer, 47 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HF & The Falafel Guys, Assembly Underground, 12 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AL.
Kebabs at Mr Mackerel
Have you tried Mr Mackerel yet? Not only is it delicious, but they serve up stomach-busting portions too, especially if you go for the skewers. They’re marinated and cooked on the grill, so expect loads of flavour. You can get them with a huge pile of salad, an equally big dollop of rice, a small pot of lentil soup and a Turkish flatbread, all for £5. Prefer chips to rice? No problem.
Mr Mackerel, George Street, Kirkgate Market, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
Vegan Club Sandwich at Water Lane Boathouse
Nothing beats a hefty sandwich at lunchtime and Water Lane Boathouse’s Vegan Club always hits the spot. A plant-based take on the classic, you’ll get a spiced greens bhaji, loaded up with a big dollop of smashed avocado, sliced pickled, tomato and baby gem lettuce. It’s all slathered in non-dairy garlic aioli then squeezed into a chunky ciabatta, ready to wrap your chops around. You can get it for £7.50.
Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5PS.
Masala Dosa at Jah Jyot
Masala Dosa is a Punjabi street food favourite and the folk at Jah Jyot have supersized theirs to turn it into a mighty Indian feast. You’ll get a crisp and golden rice flour pancake, smothered in rich masala and bulging with your choice of spiced aloo, tandoori paneer or chicken tikka. Can’t decide? You can even get all three. It’s topped off with lashings of tamarind and raita – all for as little as £7.
Jah Jyot, Assembly Underground, 12 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AL.
Breakfast Burrito at If Coffee Bar
They might call it a Breakfast Burrito but this bad boy makes one hell of a lunch. Get your lips around their massive flour tortilla, which is loaded with scrambled eggs, hash browns, spring onions, cheddar and bacon – it’s so full it spills over the sides with every bite. Paired with tomato salsa and a balsamic salad, breakfast at lunchtime never tasted so good – all for £7.50.
If Coffee Bar, 43 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.
Chicken Katsu Curry at Senbon Sakura
Make a beeline for Senbon Sakura for a Japanese feast. You’ll need plenty of room to take on their Chicken Katsu Curry. A whole chicken breast is coated in panko breadcrumbs, then topped with their signature Katsu sauce and served with a mountain of rice or noodles. They’ve mastered this Oriental favourite – and it’s yours for just £6.00.
Senbon Sakura, 71 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.Cover image: © Copyright Leeds-List 2020 by Contakt Photography