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If you start to feel peckish after yet another lockdown walk in Nottingham, we have some good news for you!

Many of the city’s independent lunch shops are still open for business, serving sandwiches, coffee’s and cakes galore. Here are five lunch spots in the city centre you can visit today…

Park Stores

Park Stores is definitely a hidden gem. Image credit: Jessica Goddard

Located on Derby Road, Park Stores is often overlooked as a cracking lunchtime spot. However, take a look inside its green doors and you’ll find a wide selection of freshly made sandwiches, rolls, cakes and even vegetable samosas!

Park Stores also sells a range of fresh fruits and vegetables and locally sourced dry goods. If you’re based in Radford or Lenton, definitely give this one a go!

Tough Mary’s Bakehouse

It’s certainly tough to miss Tough Mary’s Bakehouse! Image credit: Jessica Goddard

Tough Mary’s might not seem like a bakery from the outside, however, this takeaway is certainly another one of Nottingham’s hidden gems.

Also situated on Derby Road, Tough Mary’s Bakehouse is a “bakery passionate about simple, good food.” Think delicious pastries, bread, home-made jams and lots of vegan options for anyone who is continuing beyond Veganuary!

Orders can also be made via their online shop.

Quincy Sandwich Bar

Quincy Sandwich Bar, 25A Derby Road. Image credit: Jessica Goddard

A popular haunt of workers in the city centre, Quincy Sandwich Bar is another great lunchtime option.

If you like to have a variety of options, this is the place to visit! At the Quincy Sandwich Bar, you can take your pick from affordable breakfast sandwiches, paninis, focaccias, salad boxes and regular sandwiches with a plethora of fillings.

If you’re unwilling to brave the winter weather, you can also order from the Quincy Sandwich bar on Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

The Lace Market Fish Bar

A great option if you want to support a local business. Image credit: Jessica Goddard

If you’re near to the Lace Market and fancy something a bit different from the traditional lunchtime sandwich, why not try the Lace Market Fish Bar?

This independent eatery offers all of the takeaway favourites at affordable prices, including fish and chips, kebabs, burgers and a range of sides. Delicious!

The Lace Market Fish Bar is also available on Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Flavour of Hockley

In the heart of Hockley, A Flavour of Hockley is a perfect spot for lunch. Image credit: Jessica Goddard

A little further down the street from The Lace Market Fish Bar, Flavour of Hockley may be small, but it certainly packs a punch.

Flavour of Hockley is a quaint café offering takeaway services whilst the country is in lockdown; it sells delicious sandwiches, cakes and many other bits and bobs to make your lunchtime that little bit more exciting.