Hey there, snack enthusiasts, have you ever wondered what the top 10 lunchtime snacks are in the UK! Well we have done e research for you! Whether you’re a Brit or just have a keen interest in what tickles the taste buds across the pond, we’re about to embark on a culinary journey through the top 10 lunchtime snacks that have won the hearts (and stomachs) of the United Kingdom. So, grab a cuppa and get ready for a scrumptious ride!
The top 10 lunchtime snacks revealed…
1. Ploughman’s Lunch Let’s kick things off with a classic – the Ploughman’s lunch. Picture this: a hearty combo of crusty bread, mature cheddar cheese, pickles, a bit of ham or roast beef, and a dollop of chutney. It’s a satisfying medley of flavours that has been a lunchtime favourite for generations.
2. Sausage Roll You can’t talk about British snacks without mentioning the humble sausage roll. This Savoury pastry filled with seasoned pork sausage is a go-to for a quick and tasty lunch. Whether you grab one from a bakery, our very own snack vans or make it at home, the crispy, flaky goodness is hard to resist.
3. Cornish Pasty Hailing from the southwest corner of England, the Cornish pasty is a handheld marvel. Stuffed with a mix of meat, potatoes, and veggies, this golden-brown pastry is a portable delight – perfect for a hearty lunch on the go.
4. Scotch Egg If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack, the Scotch egg has you covered. A hard-boiled egg encased in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and then fried or baked – it’s a crunchy, satisfying bite that’s a lunchtime favourite in pubs and picnics alike.
5. Fish and Chips While typically considered more of a dinner dish, fish and chips often make their way into the lunchtime scene. The crispy batter, flaky fish, and those chunky chips – doused in malt vinegar or smothered in mushy peas – create a meal that’s nothing short of a British institution.
6. Prawn Sandwich For a lighter lunch option, the prawn sandwich takes centre stage. Fresh prawns tucked between slices of soft bread with a generous smear of seafood sauce – it’s a simple yet elegant choice for those craving a taste of the sea during their midday break.
7. Ploughman’s Crisps If you’re a fan of ploughman’s lunch but want a more portable version, look no further than ploughman’s crisps. These potato chips are seasoned with a blend of cheese, onion, and chutney flavours, delivering the essence of the classic ploughman’s in a convenient, snackable form.
8. Bacon Butty The aroma of sizzling bacon is enough to make anyone’s stomach growl. The bacon butty, a quintessential British sandwich, features crispy bacon nestled between buttered slices of bread. It’s simple, it’s satisfying, and it’s a beloved choice for a quick lunch fix.
9. Cheese and Pickle Sandwich Cheese and pickle, a match made in lunchtime heaven. A thick layer of sharp cheddar cheese paired with tangy pickle (or Branston pickle, to be precise) between slices of bread – it’s a classic combination that never fails to hit the spot.
10. Jacket Potato with Beans and Cheese Last but certainly not least, the jacket potato with beans and cheese is a hearty and wholesome lunch option. A fluffy baked potato topped with a gooey layer of melted cheese and a generous helping of baked beans – it’s comfort food at its finest.
And there you have it – the top 10 lunchtime snacks that make the UK’s heart (and stomach) sing. Whether you’re a fan of pastry delights, sandwich sensations, or hearty hot meals, the British snack scene has something for every palate. So, the next time you’re pondering what to munch on during your lunch break, consider giving one of these UK favourites a try, many of these are stocked on our Jiffy snack vans and in our Waterwells shop, so why not give one of them a go!