Healthy fast food in Sheffield

An Exposed guide to healthy fast food in Sheffield.

 

There’s no doubting that sometimes life becomes a little too hectic to enjoy a home cooked meal. Whether it’s a bad day at the office, a few too many drinks or the simple fact that you just can’t be bothered; fast food becomes impossible to resist. It’s cheap, convenient and if you’ve had a few it will more than likely taste like the best thing you’ve ever experienced; until you find yourself waking up with your hand still clinging to a half-eaten pizza slice. Don’t be ashamed, we all do it, and probably a lot more than we should. But this year, it’s time to drop the greasy kebab and try a new trend which is sweeping the steel city; healthy fast food. I know what you’re thinking; how can something that looks so good not be so bad? Here at Exposed, we went undercover to unveil how you can you enjoy the naughtiness of a takeaway, without the nutritional damage.

 

Spicy Chik

Spicy Chik, located on West Street, is an expert in the art of healthy fast food. Specialising in grilled chicken dishes with a spicy kick, it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re after a nutritional, filling meal on-the-go. All the food on the menu is sourced locally and is made fresh to order, making it that extra bit healthier. From the meat all the way down to the marinade, there’s nothing that hasn’t been treated with the attention and precision it deserves. Oh, and did we mention it’s absolutely delicious!?

 

 

Our favourite dish

Spicy Chik Chicken Wrap

What’s in it

Freshly marinated chicken breast and salad

Why’s it healthy

Fresh chicken is delivered every morning and prepared by the trained chefs. It’s all grilled so none of that grease. And your typical wrap has just 320-350 calories in.

Waiting time

4-5 minutes

 

Nourish

Located in the heart of the city centre on Pinstone Street, Nourish does healthy eating the right way. All food is fresh and made to order and the range on offer is massive. If you’re in a real rush you can pick up one of the tasty sandwiches or wraps that are made fresh every morning.

 

Our favourite dish

Hot Turkey Meatball

What’s in it

Turkey, wholemeal wrap, tomato, Greek yoghurt, carrot, spinach, onion, basil and oregano

Why’s it healthy

It’s made fresh to order, all day, every day and with locally sourced meat and produce. It may sound a bit heavy on the waistline, but there are just 373 calories per wrap.

Waiting time

No more than two minutes.

 

 

The Street Food Chef

Grab your sombrero and head down to The Street Food Chef for some quality South American inspired tucker. They have two outlets in the city centre and offer all your Mexican favourites, including nachos, tacos and burritos. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat on-the-go and to keep the engine ticking over nicely.

 

 

Our favourite dish:

The Prime Mover Plate.

What’s in it:

Choose between chicken, pork and beef (or all three if you’re really hungry) – finished off with black beans, iceberg lettuce, jalapenos, salsa and guacamole.

Why’s it healthy:

They’ve teamed up with Prime Mover Gym to give you the ultimate fitness fanatic’s dish. Everything’s grilled, made freshly, and with non-processed meat. Packed with protein and superfoods, get it all for just 400 calories.

Waiting time:

2-3 Minutes.

 

Fanoush

The ethosof the business is to deliver healthy halal vegetarian wraps with a variety of houmous and freshly prepared salads to the public – and they do just that. They have three outlets, the larger of these being located in the heart of Sheffield City Centre, and offer homemade, locally sourced made to order food. You can even get your hands on some tasty freshly squeezed juices.

 

Our favourite dish:

       Falafel Wrap with Houmous.

What’s in it:

Tortilla wrap, falafel and houmous. Choose from a colourful salad bar where you’ll find everything from beetroot and olives to tahini sauce and mango pickle.

Why’s it healthy:

Absolutely everything here is as fresh as you’ll get, from the falafel to the sauces and beyond – plus you won’t be breaking the scales  with an average of just 350-400 calories per wrap.

Waiting time:

       2-3 Minutes.

 

The Greedy Greek

Fancy a true taste of the Mediterranean? Then look no further than the ever popular Greedy Greek Deli on Sharrow Vale Road. It’s a family run business, selling delicious Greek food and produce – much of which is imported from their home, the Island of Zakinthos.

All the cooking is done in the traditional way by Mama Tassia, who’s  spent the last 25 years of her life in the kitchen – so you can be sure of getting only the best as Mama lovingly prepares every dish as if it were to be eaten at her own table. The menu is so extensive with many vegetarian options on offer.

 

 

Our favourite dish:

       Traditional Pork Gyros Meal.

What’s in it:

Pork, Greek pitta bread, mixed salad, strofilia, tzatziki.

Why’s it healthy:

Made with only the best traditional ingredients, herbs and spices imported especially for that authentic flavour, The Greedy Greek’s fresh, made to order fare will fill you up for the day – adding only around 450 calories to your daily allowance.

Waiting time:

       30 Seconds.

 

 

Abduls

After success in both Wakefield and Pontefract, Abdul Ghafoor recently bought his authentic Indian cuisine to Sheffield. Why’s it so good? Quality is never compromised and only the finest ingredients are used in their range of unique dishes. Heck, their healthy curry options are even accredited by Heart Research UK. You can’t argue with that.

 

Our favourite dish:

Karri.

What’s in it:

Chicken, lamb or vegetables, with herbs, spices, yogurt, plain rice and gram flour sauce.

Why’s it healthy:

Expertly made fresh to order, using local produce, all the meat is grilled – which takes away all that fatty grease. Plus, you can have it all for just 300-400 calories.

Waiting time:

        3-4 Minutes.

 

Sakushi

If it’s sushi, noodles or freshly prepared Sashimi you’re after, then look no further than Sakushi. They offer some of the best Japanese cuisine in the city, all freshly prepared and made to order. They cater for everyone, the menu is extensive and they’re located in the heart of the city on Campo Lane. 

 

 

Our favourite dish:

       Seafood Ramen.

What’s in it:

Noodles in soup, butter fish, tiger prawns, crabstick, calamari, mussels and seasonal greens

Why’s it healthy:

Seafood is packed with healthy nutrients and Omega 3 to make you feel and look healthier than    ever and it doesn’t get much healthier than the seafood ramen. All the ingredients are freshly prepared, made to order and it won’t go straight to your waist – with just an average of 500 calories per serving.

Waiting time:

       4-5 Minutes.

 

 

 

 




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