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Lunch on the go

If the sun is shining then create your own takeaway from Shrewsbury’s collection of one-off producers and delis. St. Alkmund’s Square by Bear Steps is a handy picnic spot and there are lots of spots along the river in the Quarry and in the flower-filled Dingle.

Whether it be good old cheese and pickle sandwich or something more elaborate and expensive, Shrewsbury’s sandwich shops come highly recommended.

Taste of Shrewsbury are a small family business offering both takeaway and eat in facilities, including the gallery tea room that seats thirty two people. The standard menu offers sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, homemade soups, and jacket potatoes. There is also a seasonal specials menu, and afternoon tea menu with renowned cream teas. Fresh, homemade juice and smoothies are prepared in store.

Taste of Shrewsbury also sell artisan bread, including various focaccias, soda breads, sourdoughs and rye.

Christopher's Deli is a stockist of fine foods, offering high quality, locally sourced produce at great value prices. Christopher's serves a great selection of in house bakery items, including freshly baked bread, cakes, sandwiches, pies and pasties, as well as mouth-watering cold meats and cheeses that are a delight to behold. The shelves are packed with delicious local produce such as jams, pickles and biscuits, so there is something for every taste. Christopher's also sells hot and cold drinks, and customers are always welcome to pop in and pick up a coffee.

Subway is the world's largest restaurant chain, with more than 41,000 locations over 100 plus countries. They offer a wide variety of better-for-you sandwiches and salads.

Please see website for menus and opening hours.

Philpotts is an award-winning sandwich retailer, situated in the beautiful 15th century Abbotts House in Butcher Row. Customers can walk into the shop and choose from a fabulous array of sandwiches, or place a phone order in advance and have one or more delightful platters specially made up for a group of friends or colleagues. Philpotts Shrewsbury enjoys a unique reputation for offering exotic and unusual breads and stunningly delicious ingredients. The team of enthusiastic staff is always happy to help. Please see website for opening hours.

Subway is the world's largest restaurant chain, with more than 41,000 locations over 100 plus countries. They offer a wide variety of better-for-you sandwiches and salads.

Please see website for menus and opening hours.

Sarnies of Shrewsbury is a family run business, serving traditional artisan foods to take away. These include hand made pastries, sandwiches, burritos, cakes, home made soup and more. Pasties, pastries are all hand crafted and baked in the on-site bakery, while soup, salads and sandwich fillings are handmade in the kitchens, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Sarnies knowledgeable and dedicated team of staff provides a friendly and efficient service.

Please see website for menu and opening hours.