Saturday night takeaways

What can be better than letting someone else cook for you? This Saturday, visit the market and pick up a freshly-made feast – all you have to do is pop it in the oven and tuck in later!

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Curry is the ultimate Saturday night takeaway and there’s plenty of choice every week at the market. For an authentic Indian curry, head to Saira’s South Indian Savouries. Here you’ll find a range of cooked and frozen takeaway curries such as mixed lentil & vegetable, spinach & chana dall, chicken korma, cauliflower & red lentils and lamb mince curry. Many of the items are gluten-free and you can place your order with Saira beforehand ready to collect on the day.

Girish’s Vegan Indian Food can be found round the corner at the Flea Market in Threadneedle Street. As well as the famous onion bhaji flatbreads, Girish offers a Saturday night takeaway – £12 for 2 people which includes curry, rice, dal, samosas, bhajis, aloo tikki and tamarind relish.

If Thai is more your taste, you’ll find some favourites at Naing Thai Curries. Green chicken curry, pork panang and vegan yellow curry, as well as Thai classics, chicken satay, sweet & sour chicken, prawn rolls and a vegan stir-fry noodle dish.

You can’t beat a good old fashioned pie at this time of year and Plenty Pies has the full range on offer. Their award-winning pies include core flavours as well as seasonal variations – the rich overnight shin of beef, slow cooked venison or wild boar and chorizo are hearty and filling, while the Breton chicken, smoked salmon parmentier or seriously cheesy golden beet and bean offer lighter alternatives.

More Saturday night comfort food comes in the form or Raclette Raclette’s tartiflette – a cheesy melange of potatoes, bacon and gherkins that can be bought to take away or as a cook at home dish. Although Alpine in origin, the ingredients used at Raclette Raclette are firmly Stroud-based.

For a vegetarian feast, take a look at The Veggie Deli – there’s everything from bean burgers and cheddar bakes to vegetable crumbles and veggie shepherd’s pie. Some items are gluten free and vegan too.

Pudding comes in the form of the Cotswold Pudding Co – indulgent award-winning sticky puddings in a range of flavours. Sticky ginger, sticky chocolate, sticky chocolate orange, sticky toffee and toasted pecan, as well as classics, sticky toffee and sticky lemon, both of which come in gluten free versions too – they’re so good, you’d never tell the difference!