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Food Review: Unit

The Place
Unit Sheffield is best described as a hidden gem of Sheffield city centre. It’s just a short walk from The Moor, tucked away on Headford Street close to St Mary’s roundabout. Despite its slightly off-the-beaten-track location, the urban diner has proved popular with Sheffielders since opening around a year ago. With warm, American-diner style décor and a wide-ranging burger menu, it’s easy to see why Unit has become a hit.

The Food
Once we tried and miserably failed the hot chicken wing challenge (which to Unit’s credit, tasted incredible for the first few seconds before the spice attack), we ordered our Mexican Cokes and scanned the large menu. I went for the Falafel Burger, which came with a homemade falafel patty, sandwiched between two brioche buns. The burger also came with pickles, salad and a splash of the incredible “Unit Sauce” which I can only describe as the nicest burger sauce I’ve had in a long time.

Our photographer had the Chilly Changa chicken burger which came with jalapenos. The chicken was grilled well, remaining moist throughout. It was marinated in peri peri sauce but wasn’t too spicy. Similarly the jalapenos added a pleasant kick to it, but weren’t overpowering.

Our former Wing King went for a Philly Cheese Steak. Slow cooked succulent brisket, with jalapenos, fried onions, topped with American cheese and served on a beautiful semolina roll. All three of us tucked into a huge plate of loaded fries on the side. A variety of fries (skin-on, curly etc…) topped with gloopy cheese and more brisket.

For dessert, we were treated to Unit’s signature cookie dough. The pretzel chocolate chip was delicious, but the real show stopper was the salted caramel cookie. The flavour was rich and quite literally melted on the tongue.

The Verdict
If you’re looking for American-style comfort food, you could do much worse than Unit Sheffield. The food was top-notch and great value for money too. The portion sizes were huge and the majority of the menu costs less than £10. Perfect for a cheap-ish bellybuster of a meal out.


88 Headford St, Sheffield S3 7WB
unitsheffield.com // 0114 438 1532




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