6 Cheap But Delish Lunches To Grab In Manchester Today If You're Broke AF

Pay day hurry the f*ck up please


There's nothing more dispiriting than craving a lovely hot lunch while trying to keep a sensible eye on the bank account.

Fear not because we've put together our fave list of lunch spots for when you're broke af – all under £7.50. Enjoy.

1. This & That 

Well-known to locals and much sought after by Google-savvy tourists, This & That has enjoyed a steady following in the Northern Quarter for several years now. A traditional curry house where a rice and three meat dish will cost you just 6 quid with different options depending on the day of the week, all of which you can check out here.


2. Bakchich

A firm fave among Manchester students so it must be cheap, right?

The menu consists of lunch-sized wraps for as little as £3.50, while a large selection of burgers and pizzas have been given a Lebanese makeover. Let's just say they aren't short on options for the lamb lovers out there. 

Best to get in early in your lunch hour to avoid the student rush.

3. Viet Shack, The Arndale

With amazing, freshly-cooked meals like this costing around a fiver, it's hard to stay loyal to that soggy ham and cheese sarnie lurking in your work fridge...

4. Northern Soul

Set up in a quirky shack 2 minutes from Viet Shack in the Arndale, Northern Soul brings the classic American grilled cheese sandwich all the way from Downtown New York to Manchester's NQ. Chunky bread oozing with three kinds of cheese and grilled to perfection, it's basically an upmarket toasty- oh so simple, yet oh so delicious.

Tweet 'em a pick and you could bag a free one too - can't say cheaper than that!

5. Go Falafel

An obvious one - but we bloody love 'em! They're entirely vegan too, so a crowd-pleaser even for the non-carnivores.

6. Enzo

Fountain Street's newest addition - Enzo know how to make a mean pizza and they're conveniently located in Manchester's business district just off King Street.

The small options (pasta, pizza or calzone) are an absolute steal at £5-6 with the large not costing much more than £8 if you're really hungry (trust us, 'small' is highly deceiving - the portions are more than generous!)

A quick look around the place and you'll see plenty of happy faces munching away on freshly cooked pizza and cake - says all you need to know.


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Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.Email: amy@lovin.com