Glasgow Cheap Eats

I love food, I love travel, and I have that stereotypical Yorkshire thing of being very cautious of my money, so heading to a new city and finding the best places to eat without costing a fortune is one of my favourite things to do.  Especially if I’m traveling solo like during my Glasgow trip, I don’t want to be eating anywhere too fancy, just good food!  The more money I can save, the more trips I can do.

I was really surprised by the food on offer in Glasgow, there was lots of delicious, trendy places to choose from, and all at half the price I’d expect to pay in London.  This is a great place for a foodie trip, people recommended so many places I couldn’t fit them all in, but here are a few of my favourites.

Tantrum Doughnuts

When I first arrived it was just after lunch and by the time I had done a few hours walking I was getting hungry, but didn’t fancy a sit down meal.  So instead I thought why not get a doughnut and sit in the sun, judge away but I was on holiday after all!  This doughnut shop can be found in the west end of the city in a cool, slightly hipster shop.  All the doughnuts are made from scratch daily right next door to the store front, and there are new flavours available monthly.  There is seating but as it was such glorious weather when I was there I chose to walk back towards the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and have lunch in the sun instead.  I was surprised at how cheap they were, especially as they are hand made, and so much variety and unique flavours.  In the end I went for Crème Brûlée which had the classic crisp top and gorgeous custardy filling, it was seriously delicious.
Price: Under £3

Paesano Pizza
This place came highly recommended by a few people and I wasn’t disappointed.  There are several options but it’s not overwhelming, and they are more traditional flavours then your average pizza joint.  The decor here is stripped back and trendy, a good mixture of fresh and relaxed.  It was one of the best pizza’s I’ve ever had, it was gorgeously fresh, plentiful and truly tasty.  If i’m ever back I will be hitting up this place again!
Price: full pizza, drink and extra topping was under £10

Bread Meats Bread
Bread Meats Bread is a hip burger joint right in the centre of Glasgow.  On the menu you can expect to find a whole range of burgers, sandwiches, fries, milkshakes and poutine.  After much time choosing I went for the Royale with cheese, buffalo fries and a milkshake and all were really good.  I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t have more unusual, unique burger flavours, but the food I chose was all delicious.  The buffalo fries were just right, and you know by now how seriously I take my buffalo and blue cheese combos!
Price: Burger, buffalo fries and a milkshake for under £15

So that’s a few of my faves, I was honestly so impressed with the good Glasgow has on offer, it has a really good foodie scene.  If you like your cheap eats make sure you check out my posts on Florida’s Tastiest Theme Park SnacksNYC Eats under $20 and Top 5 London Cheap Eats.

What are your favorite places to eat in Glasgow?


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