It’s officially my last week in Sheffield. My three years of media studies have come to an end in this gloriously green city. I hadn’t made the most of my time here and in one of my previous posts decided to embark on a Sheffield bucket list; most of the places were food related of course.
Sheffield has a great independent culture and the people here support that small businesses. This means there’s a lot of variety and specialities. Whenever I go on holiday to a new city, I always look out for the best and most unique places to eat but I guess when you live somewhere you get complacent or forget how much there is where you are.
This year I lived on the cross section of two of Sheffield’s busiest roads for food; Abbeydale Road and London Road. On Abbeydale you’ll find a variety of cafes and eateries like The Forge Bakehouse, whilst on London Road you’ll find a scope of ethnic food from indian street food to sushi. With so many options its easy to forget some great places but I spent the last couple months trying out some new places.
This is an italian deli/cafe that makes the best sandwiches. It has an open and inviting atmosphere and is styled in a way that reads somewhere between hipster and vintage. It offers a range of imported italian goods; coffee beans, wines and cured meat. It’s reasonable priced with sandwiches around £3-4 and staff are eager to help confused looking customers and offer their recommendations.
This little cafe is located down one of Sheffield cutest cobble stone roads. It claims to model itself after the Danish lifestyle trend of Hygge. Which is a pretty accurate description of the design and atmosphere, which are very cosy and minimalist.
This is such a cute coffee shop; Sheffield as a whole is pretty big on the minimalist, independent business. It fosters a really friendly and open atmosphere throughout the city. I usually find it difficult to order in coffee shops because I feel bad for not ordering hot drinks. I had a delectable pastrami bagel and then their infamous ice-cream donut.
Kosta’s Greek Deli
Kosta’s is a great little take away that does the BEST gyros in Sheffield. It costs around £6 for a meal deal and that is more than enough to fill you up. Kosta himself is a really lovely guy and you can usually find him in the store during the week.
Bungalow and Bears
This is a great place, you can get tasty burgers, buy cocktails and if you stay late enough you can watch performances from the likes of Mick Jenkins and Babeheaven. Although the burgers aren’t amazing, their chicken wings are damn tasty. Our sides were served in takeaway boxes which was kind of annoying as it made sharing a little difficult.
Mexican-style cantina that serves wicked cocktails. Their soft shell tacos are to die for! First time we tried tacos and they were so good. Nachos were the best I’ve had (nacho connoisseur right here) but still tasty AND they gave us extra guacamole. It’s set on a road with a lot of stiff competition. Especially from the likes of Lucky fox and Bungalow and Bears that also host gigs.