10 tasty things to eat in Sunderland

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Where’s your favourite place for a foodie treat in the city?

Sometimes, when hunger strikes, you know exactly what you need to satisfy your cravings.

Olive Affaire, John Street, Sunderland

Olive Affaire, John Street, Sunderland

We can all agree that Wearside is packed with delectable things to eat, from fish and chips to fine dining.

But what is your favourite thing to eat (or drink) in the city?

Here are just some of the tasty and tempting treats on offer for Sunderland natives and visitors alike - which is your top pick?

Shawarma from Arabesque, High Street West, Sunderland

Borneo Bistro

Borneo Bistro

Deliciously marinated slices of chicken or lamb (or even both, if you’re feeling adventurous) served with your choice of dips and rice, chips, or Arabic bread. This restaurants brings a real taste of Egypt, and a refreshing taste at that, to the city.

A Sweet Nothing sundae from Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Parlour, East Street, Sunderland

Packed with your favourite childhood flavours (including bubblegum ice cream, jelly babies and popping candy) this is the ultimate sweet treat to end a family day out.

A sandwich and a hot chocolate from Serendipity Tea and Trinkets, Frederick Street, Sunderland

Whether you’re a true carnivore (try “The Godfather”) or enjoy something a bit lighter (“The Italian Job”) it would be criminal not to wash it down with your favourite hot chocolate. Choices include Milky Bar, banoffee and praline.

A hungry vegan breakfast from The Good Apple Cafe, Derwent Street, Sunderland

Described as filling a void in the city, The Good Apple offers breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps and other light bites catering for vegetarians and vegans. This breakfast with a twist offers avocado on toast, hash browns and veggie sausages – yum.

Fill your boots at Borneo Bistro, Hylton Road, Sunderland

WIth hundreds of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, this restaurant is a long time favourite for some and a new gem for others. Take your pick of tasty and aromatic dishes from around the world.

Tapas at The Funky Indian, Tavistock Place, Sunderland

Pick your way through traditional and innovative pairings – and try a whole host of items you may never have seen on an Indian menu before. Make sure you wash it down with a cocktail.

A halloumi wrap from Olive Affaire, John Street, Sunderland

Served with cooling tzatziki and a hearty side of chips this filling wrap is the best thing to go home with after a long, hard working week.

Your favourite coffee Fausto Coffee, St George’s Terrace, Roker

If you’re fed up of the same old coffees and teas from the tired chains, try something new at Fausto.

The Dirty Elvis Burger at Holy Smokes, Derwent Street, Sunderland

Love peanut butter? Love burgers? Love cheese? It’s all there in one bun.

Your choice of a chippy tea Daniela’s Fish Bar, Front Street, East Boldon

Whatever you’re having, make sure you order it with a large portion of chips (salt and vinegar a necessity). The best comfort food there is.