Cheap Places to Eat in Leeds

Leeds is a bustling city with a rich culinary scene, but eating out can quickly become expensive. Here are a few of the best and cheap places to eat in Leeds while staying within your budget.

From street food markets to hidden gems and student-friendly deals, we’ll share our top picks for finding delicious and affordable eats in Leeds.

Dough Boys

You guessed it, Dough Boys is the go to place for all pizza lovers. They serve hand stretched pizzas by the slice with adventurous toppings for an affordable price. Where possible ingredients are sourced as locally as poss. And don’t worry, there’s something for all the vegans and vegetarians out there too. Head on down to the Belgrave Music Hall, look out for the Slice Bar and grab yourself a piece of the good stuff.

Must Try: The Queen Brie Pizza.

Patty’s Burgers

Another one in Belgrave Music Hall, Patty’s Burgers has built a pretty solid rep for being the bees knees of burgers. Patty’s are bringing the good stuff with juicy burgers, vegan alternatives and ‘session fries’ to feed a crowd. And hey, word on the street is you get free chips with all burgers Monday to Friday 12-5pm.

Must Try: Patty’s Beef Smash, with Yorkshire steak mince!

Manjit’s Kitchen

Manjit’s Kitchen is a stunner of an Indian restaurant, bringing great dishes at an even greater price. Majit’s kitchen has become a household name in Leeds. Manjit, the founder, has designed a menu of Northern Indian dishes with her own take on vegetarian street food.

Maybe you fancy a bit of a spread? Go for the Thali, a selection of flavour packed dishes served in a traditional large tray. Or looking for something quick? Go for the ‘Mumbai sandwich’, a beetroot bun filled with a spiced mashed potato ball in gram flour batter, green chutney, tamarind and dry garlic chutney. Yes please! Work your way through their incredible range of dishes, trust us, you’ll find something that suits your fancy, all at an affordable price.

Must Try: Chili Paneer Wrap, a famous dish from Majit’s.


Family run cafe, Scoffs is the home of incredibly tasty homemade 100% plant based food with epic flavours. They have ‘feel good food’, what more could you want? At their core , they want to share hearty, healthy dishes to feed your soul. We’re down for that.

You’ll find an incredible selection of Instagram-worthy brunches, Buddha bowls, oversized burritos, veggie full English’s, some of the best coffee around and donuts. Because good food needs a lil caffeine and a sweet to finish off. With sarnies & breakfasts from 5 of 6 quid, you really can’t go wrong.

Must Try: Scoffage Rolls & Scoffs Eggs. They’re famous for a reason.

Banh & Mee

Vietnamese street food kitchen Banh Mee have brought the vibrant, flavour packed food to the streets of Leeds. Think baos buns, spring rolls, Saigon noodles, BBQ pork and so much more. Grab a fresh bite packed with flavour, without having to spend a fortune.

Must Try: Give the Tofu Rice Box a try.

La Cafetiere

If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves a fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, then La Cafetiere ticks the box. They’ve been open breakfast, brunch and dinner for well over 20 years, so they know a thing or two about how to look after you well. Sourcing from and supporting local quality suppliers, their menu of sweet and savories will have feeling cosy in no time at all. And yep, they have veggie, vegan, and gluten free options for all.

Must Try: Tapssi with Lamb, Chicken or Veg Kubah. Something you won’t find anywhere else.

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money on Food

Leeds has so many amazing restaurants, so when you’re there, you know you definitely won’t fall short of options and you will, without a doubt, be able to find a restaurant that will suit your needs! These are just a few of a whole host of restaurants that are affordable to eat at, so you’ll never go hungry again. If you’re looking for other ways to life life for less, check out our Save Money Hub.