Best Fast Food in Birmingham - Let Ready

Best Fast Food in Birmingham

Birmingham city centre and business district is a temporary home to thousands of workers each week. The office space in Brum has increased rapidly over the last decade, along with the city's culinary renaissance. All those busy office workers, and retail staff, building up an appetite throughout the day, means the importance of a good healthy place to eat is essential. Many of the new city centre restaurants do not cater for fast food, or even take away menus, which is no use to someone who works in the city and just wants a fast lunch on the go, to take back to their work place.

The Alpha Cafe is also a good on-the-go option. Or our own Philpotts?

Thankfully there are now some top notch fast food takeaway options within easy walking distance of the city centre. In this article we take a look at the five best based on choice, price and quality.

Anderson and Hill

Anderson and Hill have been in existence for some years now and as such have refined their take away offering to perfection. Customers can buy a lunch classic which will often be the most delicious sandwich packed with fresh ingredients. Customers can build their own sarnie, choosing the bread, fillings, sauce, or just go for a selection of sandwich favourites. Choose a half sandwich or a full depending on how famished you are. Don't forget the salads and a tasty soup of the day. Anderson an Hill are situated in the Great Western Arcade with its many Victorian features, worth a visit for the architecture not just the food. Anderson and Hill are also a delicatessen with a selection of charcuterie, cheeses, antipasti, pasta, condiments, snacks and confectionery that you can purchase and sneak back to the office!

  • 7 Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B2 5HU

  • 0121 236 2829

  • 10:00 - 18:00

Medicine Bakery

Medicine Bakery is on New Street, in a stunning old Victorian building which used to host the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists. The owners once ran the famous Medicine Bar in Digbeth and now ply their trade in fine baked cakes, cronuts and artisan breads. There are regular exhibits and art collections on display in its gallery too. The Bakery has a seating area where you can have coffee, breakfast, brunch or dinner, or.. just buy yourself some artisan bread or a tempting pastry to take away. Delicious flavoursome sandwiches are also available.

Kuula Poké

Kuula Poké is a taste of Hawaii in Birmingham. Serving mainly poké bowls combining sushi fish, meat or tofu with rice, vegetables and tropical fruits. Select one of their house bowls, a daily special or build your own with an abundance of different choices, from the rice to the sauce and added sprinkles! Kuula Poké also have acai and smoothie bowls if you prefer something sweeter. Kuula Poké bowls provide an explosion of colour and taste for the most grey city days.

All Greek Street Food

All Greek Street Food is an independent, authentic Greek food take away located on Stephenson Street near to New Street train station. Originally All Greek deli there is now a range of natural wraps, salads, fries, cheeses and meats for customers to choose from. The wraps have comical and memorable names such as The Cheesy Greek and The Big Greek. Customers choose a wrap and their filling with vegan and veggie options too. All Greek use fresh local produce and import ingredients from quality Greece. You can take your wrap to go! Worth a try is their traditional Greek Kebab, which includes chips inside the kebab, yep you heard that right, but it really does work.


Damascena is a Turkish food paradise. One of the more unique takeaways but highly worth a taste. Damascena is a coffee shop in St Phillip’s square (they are also open in Moseley Village, Harborne and The Jewellery Quarter!). They serve a large, appetising in-house menu, however, if you want to enjoy the Turkish food from the comfort of your office, Damascena also offer food on the go. There are traditional mixed meza and falafel, and classic schwarma and schwarma flatbreads. Damascena is one of the best cafes in Birmingham so you may want to try the coffee and tea also.