Living in Manchester is both a blessing and curse if you’re a foodie. The culinary scene is so vast that is hard to keep track of every fantastic restaurant. It’s even worse when you are a broke student or have a tight budget. Luckily, there are some places that offer mouth-watering dishes for less than a fiver. Say goodbye to your McDonald’s and Subway days and visit all of the following Manchester restaurants!
1. This & That
If you fancy some authentic, homely curry, head straight away to This & That. This family-run business, established in 1984, is famous for its option a plateful of three homemade curries and rice coming in at less than a fiver. Meat options are slightly pricier but nothing beyond a tenner.
2. Northern Soul
This toastie nirvana offers cheese lovers their daily fill. Sandwiches, mac n cheese bowls, and nacho baskets feature the menu. All of them are served with a generous dose of the restaurant’s secret three-cheese blend.
Enjoy a massive menu of authentic Lebanese food including salads, pizzas, mixed mezze and wraps from under a fiver. If you’re a fan hummus, this is a must-visit; Bakchich’s hummus will make you fall in love.
4. Go Falafel
100% vegan, healthy and absolutely tasty. What else can you ask for? For under a fiver you can get smoothies, wraps and salad boxes to eat in or take away.
Indian food and craft beer, you read that right. This award-winning combination is brought to you by Bundobust, a relatively new restaurant famous for its vast variety of soups and biryani bhaji balls.
6. The Earth Café
Not just your average café. This vegetarian food and juice bar has it all; from hot drinks to juice and smoothies, and a fantastic menu offering different specials every day.
Another fantastic Indian restaurant offering curries, vegetarian curries, grill dishes and more. With prices ranging between £3.50 to £5, you can’t really go wrong.
This award-winning continental bakery has got you covered all times; breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu that includes hot drinks, pastries, chicken and a Saturday sausage platter!