Sometimes in life, you just can't be bothered to sit in a restaurant and eat in. You just wanna scoff in the comfort of your own home, or maybe hit up the park with some tasty treats and a few cold beers, or perhaps you're in the mood to take some romantic goodies round to visit someone special for a bit of Netflix, noodles and chill... 

We hear ya. Anyway, let's put the nitty gritty of your reasons for not wanting to dine in behind us – we're not judgemental sorts. The fact of the matter is you just want to pick up your Wriggle and go, so without further ado or waffling from us, here it is: our essential guide to the best takeaway Wriggles in Cardiff. 

This Cowbridge Road-based restaurant specialises in delicious regional cooking from Calabria, Italy. Partners Salvo, Angelo and Domenico met in high school in Italy, then moved to Cardiff to learn English, setting up Calabrisella 10 years later. Now this cosy venue is one of Cardiff's best loved pizza joints, thanks to the massive 14" bases and flavour packed toppings.

Takeaway Tip: for maximum takeaway efficiency, why not call ahead and order your pizza so it's ready to go as soon as you are. Then it's up to you where you go next: head to the park with a few beers, or rock on home to slob on the sofa.

Read more about Massive 14" Pizzas @ Calabrisella

One of Wriggle’s favourite places for Middle Eastern grub. You might accidentally stumble across this unassuming-looking café on Cowbridge Road but once you know it’s there, and have sampled these delicious, flavoursome dishes, we guarantee you’ll come back again and again.

Takeaway Tip: the massive Middle Eastern wraps are the perfect grab 'n' go dinnertime treat – simple, delicious, and easy eating. The best thing about grabbing one of these beauties to take away? Nobody will notice when the juice is dribbling down your front.

Read more about Juicy Lebanese Wraps @ Falafel Wales

These guys started life in a street-food truck, touring festivals and events across England and Wales. The perfect takeaway treat for when you can't be bothered to cook but still want some wholesome, hearty fayre for your dinner, Lilo's Pasta have got a great selection of filling pasta dishes topped with all manner of sauces and extras, from dry-cured chorizo to pan-fried halloumi and meatballs in Bolognese sauce.

Takeaway Tip: get a gang of mates together and grab a Wriggle each, then you've got even more delicious pasta goodness to share around. After all, why try one dish when you can try four?!

Read more about Carby Goodness @ Lilo's Pasta

The Greazy Vegan is Team Wriggle's great, unrequited love. What's so good about this wandering nomad of a pop-up, we hear you cry? Greazy Vegan is the perfect antidote to the preachy, smug narrative that so often surrounds veganism and 'clean eating', making it seem unapproachable and unaffordable. Sick of the constant cycle of kale and quinoa, the chefs at Greazy Vegan decided to take a stand, and began cooking the indulgent, greasy, tasty junk food of their wildest drunken fantasies – completely cruelty free. Thus, Greazy Vegan was born, bringing joy to junk food-loving vegans across Cardiff.

Read more about Burger Delight @ The Greazy Vegan

They not only allow you to build your own burger here – they positively expect you to. With so many combinations of bread, beef and toppings, you could come here every week for years and never have the same thing twice; they claim 400,000 possible combos. They encourage you to name your creation, too. It's a fun spin on quality food: the burgers are beautifully irregular, being shaped by hand, and made of well-aged meat. Look out for surprising items on the menu, too.

Read more about Build Your Own Burgers @ Time & Beef

Joe's ice cream is more than just a love affair between the industrial Welsh valley's and rural Abruzzi Mountains of Italy. This is something special from the heart of Swansea. This family run business originated back in 1922 and with their secret recipe up their sleeve Joe's has become a nations favourite. Famous for their vanilla ice cream they like to keep things simply with quality flavours at the forefront. You can find Joe's keeping it cool in the leafy green part of the city with Roath Lake on their doorstep. Nab yourself a Wriggle and you'll set your hands on a 500ml tub of ice cream to bring home and devour whenever you please.

Read more about Tasty Tubs to Take Home @ Joe's Ice Cream

Who said takeaways were all about food? Step up your home boozing game with a little stop-off at Zerodegrees to grab one of their brilliant mini kegs. Right opposite the Millennium Stadium, it couldn't be easier to swing by this brewery-meets-pizzeria and grab some proper booze.

Takeaway Tip: pick the contents of your keg from a range of delicious, freshly brewed goodies, head to the park, the sofa, or wherever else takes your fancy.

Read more about Mini Kegs of Craft Beer @ Zerodegrees (Cardiff)

If you've got a sweet tooth, you're gonna like this Wriggle very much. Lufkin Coffee Roasters are coming to the rescue with the best sugar-craving fix we could dream of. This fantastic Wriggle gets you a beauty of a treat: an ice cream sandwich, made of two homemade chocolate chip cookies and oh-so-sweetly-delicious vanilla ice-cream. Pair it with a coffee - if you feel like it -, take it away and enjoy!

Read more about Takeaway Sweet Treats @ Lufkin Coffee Roasters

Published -3rd October 2019