You heard it here first: Grainger Market is the best place for student lunches in Newc
Tasty and affordable, yes please
Lunchtime can be hard, and although we all absolutely rate a meal deal, it definitely can get boring after a few days.
Grainger Market has had plenty of new food stalls open up and it’s made it a popular choice for uni students to get their scran in between lectures. You can thank us later…
Redheads Mac n Cheese
Mac and cheese is always a classic option when you crave nothing more than some sweet carbs after your two hour lecture. A new addition to the market in September, after trading down by the Quayside market, a permanent shop was definitely the right choice. With a wide variety of toppings such as sticky ribs, chorizo and even a vegan option there is definitely something for everyone. Even though it’s slightly pricier than a meal deal it is definitely worth it.
Cost: Varied depending on toppings; Chorizo is £6.
Filling a hole in the Newcastle food market for traditional Greek food is Acropolis. They have a huge range of gyros, platters and loaded fries. Being £7 and over it is on the pricier side for lunch but oh-em-gee is it worth it. The wraps are HUGE, making it well worth your money by being filling and delicious.
Cost: Wraps are £7-7.50
Pet Lamb Patisserie
Tucked into the corner of Grainger Market is a small unit selling the most incredible selection of cakes. Perhaps, giving too much choice.
Selections include; cupcakes, sponges, brownies and tray-bakes. All of which have are designed beautifully and are perfect for any sweet tooth craving you might have. A good sugar rush after a long session in the Marj.
Cost: Anything from £1.75 plus, depending on the cake.
Snackwallah is one of a small number of all-vegan, Indian street food in Newcastle, serving different types of curry, sandwiches, deserts and chai tea. With daily specials at student friendly prices along with a “Yeah” or “Nah” daily poll board, Snackwallah is a great place to grab lunch for vegans and non-vegans alike.
Cost: Usually around £5 for the specials of the day, £2.50 for snacks and Chai tea
Dumpling and Bun
A resident at the Jesmond and Quayside markets, Dumpling and Bun serve six dumplings and a bun for £5, with fillings including; pork and cabbage and tofu and vegetable. They allow you to mix ‘n’ match on different dumplings so it’s a great way of trying new flavours and is really good value for money.
Cost: Four dumplings and a bun for £4, five dumplings and a bun for £6
Rating: 6/10 for a meal but 8.5/10 for a good snack