Swansea food: cheap & easy

By Heather Wood

In the finale of Planet Earth 2 last year we saw the team exploring the new habitat providing an urban area for a wide scale of animals. However, animals aren’t the only thing that are able to thrive in Urban areas in modern society. Budget keen and apathetic students are able to flourish too. With more and more services being made to bring us food that is cheap and simple to access, it’s never been easier to find.


December saw the arrival of Deliveroo to Swansea. Deliveroo is an independent service made up of cyclists and motorcyclists. They offer delivery service from both independent and chain restaurants to all over Swansea, offering up a delivery service that some restaurants may not have previously offered. The service is offered through a mobile app, and only card is accepted with their service, although tips can be paid through card or cash.  With the app you are able to track your order, see it being prepared and follow it en route to your door! Restaurants that are available on their app are: Pizza Express, Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour, Las Iguanas, The Crepe Vine and Mad Cow Milkshake Parlour! You may even see a gathering of cyclists in Castle Square, awaiting their next order. 


Waste-free Wednesday #WFW

A service offered by the Union, unlike the earlier food service, this doesn’t delivery. But unlike Deliveroo payment is up to you. The concept of this is donating what you think the food is worth, how much food you are served or just simply what you can afford. The event is run every Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm in the Fusion Café which is located on the first floor of Fulton House, in the east side. All food is first come first serve, and many different types of hot food are served throughout the two hours. All proceeds from the meal are donated to the charity Discovering SVS.

Big heart of Swansea loyalty card

While this last item on the list doesn’t offer free or fast food, it does offer a discount when you do venture out into restaurants within Swansea. A free loyalty card that you may have picked up at Freshers Fayre is still available to every resident in Swansea and can be picked up from these following locations:

Swansea Grand Theatre Box Office

Derricks Records


Dragon Hotel Reception

Cross Keys

First Call Coffee, High St


Jacks Kitchen

Evening Post Reception

The Perfume Shop

This card offers discounts such as £5 of at Frankie and Benny’s, 25% of at Peppermint and even 10% of at the Smoke Haus. Search their website for more information at:



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