Ditch that limp looking sandwich and sad looking salad and treat yourself to something from our extensive selection of amazing lunch deals in Brighton. From healthy to dirty, vegan to meaty - your lunch needs are covered.

However, if these don't tickle your pickle we've got a whole heap of other tasty lunchtime snacks. 

When the clean eating craze kicked in and flooded our Instagram feeds, along with it came a hundred-year-old recipe - Kimchi. Time for Kimchi is showing us how it’s done with their brand new Korean Deli and Grocery Shop on Church Street. They make their own artisan Kimchi using traditional fermentation methods and create delicious deli-style bowls that can be taken away or eaten at their twee window seat. Whichever you prefer, you can rest easing knowing you’re getting a super nutritious, most likely, more than five-a-day feed. Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish, primarily made from cabbage. There are hundreds of other veggie variants and it’s usually mixed with radish, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes - giving it a bold spice kick. Renowned for its immune boosting health benefits, the cabbage alone gives you Vitamins K, C and B6 and because the veggies are fermented it’s an excellent source of probiotics, aiding your overall gut health.

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When it comes to fast food, vegetarians and vegans tend to get a bit of a raw deal. Fortunately, FilFil brings delicious, easy cuisine from the Middle East to our doorstep, sitting right in the heart of the North Laine. Owner Amal grew up in Palestine and uses a traditional Israeli recipe handed down through generations for the falafel that dominates the menu - celebrating the best quick meals the Levant has to offer. Expect more hummus than you can handle, more than enough falafel to fill you up and boundless baba ghanoush and baklava. Drop in on a weekend stroll through town, or refuel after a busy day out shopping – you’ll be more than welcome.

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On the corner of Church Street and Portland Street sits The Coffee Counter, a hotspot for coffee lovers and toastie fanatics. First establishing themselves as real coffee artistes, owner Hayden expanded their offerings to the tempting veggie and vegan-friendly menu you’ll find there today. Inside this cosy joint, you’ll find handwritten chalkboards and local artists work adorning the walls, making it a great spot to go and relax with a cuppa and a snack. Their uber friendly team serve an amazing range of tasty brekkies, catering for carnivores or herbivores alike. For lunches, we’d recommend the Reuben Toastie (Meaty or Vegan)... it's dang delicious!

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Oseta Cafe is a small independently owned cafe in the heart of the North Laine. They pride themselves on fresh, delicious breakfasts, wholesome lunches and rich, tasty Brazilian coffee. Their delicious dishes are made fresh daily using only the best local produce and there’s always plenty to cater for meaties, veggies or vegans. Pop in for a lunchtime special or make it a boozy brunch with a bottle of Oseta’s finest. This community led cafe is one of Wriggle’s favourites and a real hidden gem.

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Step inside Bus Stop and prepare to be transported straight to the sunny shores of Barbados, via Brighton's very own North Road. Bus Stop is the brain-child of the wonderful Dominique, who lived in Barbados for several years, running a bar and restaurant called Mojo that focussed on bringing people together through great food, music and atmosphere. Here, Dominique met her best friend and would-be partner, Danny, and the pair soon moved back to Brighton to set up Bus Stop. At Bus Stop, you should expect a warmth and hospitality that'll make you feel like you're at your best mate's mum's house. With the friendliest welcome in town, some simply stunning cocktails and hearty, cosy soul food on the menu – this is a place to relax, unwind, and be with your very favourite people. Meet you at the Bus Stop.

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We love PAELLA. And we love STREET FOOD. What do you get when you cross fantastic paella with a street food revolution? ... Nick & Yana's Crocus Paella, that's what! These guys cook everything from scratch and use local produce where possible. The Paella is made from great ingredients, has no artificial colours or flavours & all paella is gluten free. What's the secret? Excellent quality saffron! a.k.a. Crocus Sativus. As proud members of street food collective, Street Diner, (Brighton's hottest weekly Street Food Market) you can find them at Brighthelm Garden, Queens Road on Fridays.

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Get Sum is a Brighton based street food and catering company, producing Asian fusion style dim sum, stir frys, salads, spring rolls, you name it! They only use local produce from Sussex, and organic where possible, and are committed to bringing tastes and flavours not tried before.

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STOP! Put that microwave meal down and step away from the supermarket aisle... We adore Curry Leaf Cafe and love being able to build our own meals from a plethora of delicious options, whether you’re in the mood for a wrap, salad or rice box, you have plenty of amazing combos to pick and choose from. Don't forget your drink, choose any cold soft drink or medium hot drink!

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For a lighter way to lunch this summer, we implore you to seek out Lost In The Lanes and have yourselves one of their summer lunch boxes. Serving a half sandwich with a side of fresh, zingy salad you've the perfect combo for lunch on the beach, in the park or anywhere away from your co-workers. The salads are always veggie or vegan and change daily whilst the sandwiches have all fillings to suit everyone which are nestled between fresh, artisan brown bread.

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Improve your lunch options with this cheeky deal from the chaps at Croustillant D at The Seven Stars. As both options come with fries you will be leaving satisfied, who doesn't like chips? Cod Croquettes, Jackfruit Cigars, Croque Madame and Chilli Cheese Fries are just some of the options to choose from.

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If you haven't been to Brighton's sandwich and salad focused new opening yet, where have you been?! The Social Board team cut their teeth at Food For Friends and have taken over the site of Bona Foodie to bring their board shaped dreams to life. With this Wriggle, enjoy one of their super salads, packed with stuff that makes it feel not like a salad at all and a drink to go with it.

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Maki a mate happy and treat them to this feast of a Wriggle. Act fast and you'll be tucking into any two Vegan Sushi Burritos and two sides from big fish of the Brighton vegan scene - Happy Maki. These guys don't do boring - even their sides are creatively unique. You might fancy their flavoursome tempura seasoned Popcorn Cauliflower, or tasty Tofu Rice Pockets.

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Back by popular demand! The Dutch Sandwich Meal Deal courtesy of Eten + Drinken. Includes any of the delicious sandwiches on offer including the popular 'Amsterdam' with Chicken, Bacon, Avocado and Rocket or the 'Uitsmijter' including Ham, Fried Egg, Gouda & Rocket. It's not all meat though, veggies are well catered for with favourites such as the 'Leiden' with Halloumi, Tomato, Rocket & Mayo or the 'Haarlem' repping Hummus, Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber. If you don't fancy going dutch, there are other options available too such as the New York or Golden Reign. Grab a packet of crisps to nibble on and a can of soft drink or bottle of water to wash it all down with.

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With this Wriggle, you'll dive into a vibrant, colourful and tasty buddha bowl. Bursting with delicious, healthy produce and salads, these are the perfect way to fill your belly and satisfy your hunger. Regularly changing toppings including quinoa stuffed pepper with mixed leaves, sun-blushed tomatoes & crispy chickpeas, butternut squash jambalaya with cajun kidney beans, raw veggies, chunky hummus and seeds. You'll also enjoy either a soft drink (choices include sparkling Cawston Press cans) or a coffee. Yum!

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The shiny new vegan offering at Bagelman has been going down a storm! You're invited to come and check out some of our favourite picks, with any of the following vegan bagels and an iced coffee. Options include: Vegan cream cheese, marmite, avocado and rocket; Beetroot falafel, houmous, tabbouleh and pomegranate seeds; Vegan BLT, Seitan, tomato, lettuce and vegan garlic mayo; Veggie sausage, mushrooms, vegan smoked gouda and hash browns (Additional £1 charge in-house). Enjoy any of these delicious vegan options with a soy or oat milk-based vegan iced coffee.

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Smorl’s freshly fried Falafels (2) and Smorl’s Original Houmous surrounded by green salad and chive, beetroot and carrot slaw, pearl barley and cashew tabbouleh, quinoa and puy lentil grain, roast Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon squash, almond tapenade, beetroot caviar, roast cauliflower hazelnut & pomegranate salad, mint and cucumber tzatziki, tahini and lemon dressing, chilli and lime dressing, finished with organic tamari sunflower seeds.

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Grab yourself a box full of Summer salad goodness from our friends down at Café Trafé. Bursting with flavour, colour and it's amazing value to boot. Pair this super fresh and healthy bite with a refreshing Iced Tea and Lemon, Iced Coffee with Vanilla or Caramel or a homemade Iced Mocktail Summer Cooler. For the coolers, choose between Raspberries, mint and cucumber & peach, lime and rosemary. Both served with sparkling water or lemonade.

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Get down to East Street and try any of Bok Shop's delicious burgers and sides this lunchtime. Choose between Bok Shop spice coated, golden crunchy and juicy thigh chicken fillet sandwiched in a brioche bun and the vegan spice coated faux chicken, vegan mayo, vegan cheese (+50p in-house) and sour dough rolls. Awesome sides include fries, slaw, naked slaw salad, grilled corn & Bok BBQ beans. For an extra £1 in-house upgrade to homemade mash & hot chicken gravy or fried pickles. It's pretty tough to choose just one from that tasty bunch.

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Hells Kitchen is a deli with a difference. Since opening in 1951, this New York-style eatery has been delighting Brightonians with its huge array of “saintly salads” and “mean munches”. There’s no such thing as a small portion at this deli. Go for the seven deadly sins of sandwiches and you’ll be full all day - a particular delight being the Sloth, which is a bacon, peppered-tomato, avocado, rocket and pesto filling in a choice of homemade breads. Hells Kitchen classics The Wrestler, Chairman Mao, Deadly Deb and Paradise Joe are all oozing with mouth-watering ingredients: shredded duck, salt beef, peppered salami and of course, dill pickle and American mustard.

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Yes that’s right, Brighton has its very own gaming cafe — right on the beach! One of the Loading Bar group, C:\Side Quest is the place to go if you fancy a coffee, a piece of cake, a quick gaming sesh and a great view. With four 4k screens, consoles old, vintage arcades, and a huge selection of board games, there’s something for everyone. They’ve racked up over 120 board games on their shelves, so that you can settle in with something from their collection of modern classics, quick party favourites or afternoon killers.

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Published -15th November 2018