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Naughty Pizza

Unit 2b Merchant Pl, Riverside Square, Bedford MK40 1AR

Aptly named.

Some very indulgent creations here… Love the Amalfi themed interior too.

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Mr Pretzel

17 Greyfriars, Bedford MK40 1HJ

You may have walked past this place in the few months it has been open, but I heartily recommend you pay a visit. Being a major fan of the pretzel, this is like manna from heaven for me! Freshly baked on the premises, these soft and salty swirls are totally moreish. For the more sweet of tooth, you will find a range of exotic looking pastries – I noted some containing Turkish delight….

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9 St John’s St, Bedford MK42 0AH

Newbie Japanese with longest menu. Don’t be put off; the friendly staff will advise (the first 6/8 pages are sushi, so skip those if you’re not in the mood). Stand out dishes thus far have been the miso cod and tempura prawns. Also great gyoza, prawn skewers and delicious miso aubergine. Many more dishes yet to try.

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32 The Broadway, Bedford, MK40 2TH

The latest addition to the Asian restaurant scene is a winner (and a bit of a looker too!) Local boy, Dishoom trained, Anwar Miah is cooking up a storm with his small street food inspired plates, that we think are ideal for sharing. We love the dhaal with spinach pakoras, the Bombay firecracker prawns, Manchurian tofu and Hakka chilli paneer (to name a few).

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Mama Concetta

35-37 Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1LA

We love this super friendly, family owned pizzeria. With vintage styling and an impressive pizza oven centre stage, you will find yourself transported to Naples or Rome. We love a cheeky Aperol Spritz and a Pizza Napoli, but there are loads of authentic combos to be found!

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The Denmark street fish and chip shop 

34 Denmark Street, Bedford MK40 3TQ

The original and best. Now safely back in the hands of the original family owners. Friday night queues tell you all you need to know.

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Minnie’s Kitchen

Delicious home-cooked curries straight from Samina’s kitchen, delivered free of charge, by her husband. Authentic recipes, generous portions, lip-smackingly good. Our latest favourite is the all day Sunday desi breakfast – Samina’s paratha are of the scale tasty! Watch out, you may get hooked!

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25 St Cuthbert’s St, Bedford MK40 3JG

Famous for it’s top notch burgers.

Our favourite place for a Sunday Roast and some top tunes. (Watch out for Reggae Roasts!)

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Foxy wings

3b, Merchant Gate, Riverside Cl, Bedford MK40 1AS

A fun collaboration between lockdown start up, Foxy Wings and Beerfly. A top spot for beer and a bite. It’s all about the cauli wings with sriracha sauce for us. (Tho we have it on good authority the chicken wings are very decent too). Highly recommend the midweek lunch deal; our choice is cauli wings with kachumber salad and rainbow rice Also a top spot for a beer in the sun.

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Foods Of Italy 

75 Bower St, Bedford MK40 3RB

A mecca for all Italian food lovers. We love the take out sandwiches; choose from the range of bakery fresh breads and the short but perfectly curated menu. Thursday is lasagne day with meat, veggie, vegan and gluten free varieties to take home.

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Upper Crust bakery 

4 The Arcade, Bedford MK40 1NS

Simple, old school style sandwiches and rolls to take away. Run by a charming couple, it also offers an amazingly wide range of condiments and tracklements.

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Trained by a sushi champion, Anna delivers top quality sushi to your door. Working according to the Omakase principle (meaning according to the chef’s suggestion), Anna will curate selections according to what is freshest/best at market (Billingsgate, in this instance). Preorder 24 hours in advance to ensure you don’t miss out! (Tel 07590 891753). Website coming soon.

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Veggie Crush

86 High St, Bedford MK40 1NN

In need of something healthy? We recommend their super fresh salads, Buddha bowls and smoothies. Catering for all veggie/vegan requirements