COFFEE & LIGHT BITES
Idris Stores, Corris
I know we have mentioned these guys a few times but we genuinely love this place. A great place to meet people and to hang out eating a drinking the hours away. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Open 10-2 most days, but check their shop board when you are passing.
Wednesday Is Market Day Machynlleth.
Every Wednesday you will be spoilt for choice at the Mach market. Traders, bakers, candlestick makers (ok maybe not those) but it is well worth a visit and you will find food ranging from cakes and pastries to curries and tofu.
Mawddach Pizza, Dolgellau
Love Pizza? Here's something brand new from Ifan at Bwyty Mawddach - Properly made stone-baked Neapolitan style sourdough pizza & other homemade Italian goodies to takeaway
Glan Yr Afon / Riverside, Pennal
A 15 minute drive towards the back is a Pennal and there you will find some of the best food in the area. Large gastro style menu with all the local favourites all beautifully prepared. Glyn and Corina the owners have many years experience in the restaurant trade and it shows, having created a warm atmosphere with great food and wine.
Slaters Arms, Corris
Our little local pub. Ales on tap, great choice of beers, ciders and Scrumpys. Simple pub food menu. Pool table and dartboard too. Spend hours meeting the friendly locals and hearing their stories. Open most evenings and for lunches on Sunday. Booking is essential so you must call ahead due to limited number of tables.
Tafarn Dwynant, Ceinws
Brilliant beer, steaks and burgers. Locals love it and I'm sure they they want to keep it as their own little secret so don't tell them I told you. 5* ratings on Trip Adviser too if you don't believe me.
Cross Foxes, Brithdir, Dolgellau -
Nice family restaurant with good meals and large bar. It is one of the go-to places for a good lunch or evening meal.
Asda and Tesco also deliver to our area.
FISH AND CHIPS
Hennigans Top Shop, Machynlleth
Award winning local chippy in Mach, Takeaway just the way it should be.
Sea Breeze, Aberdyfi
It's a restaurant, and now a takeaway too. If you want some of the best fish and chips around to eat at the seaside then go here. The queue is never as long as the chip shop next door and the food is better so its a no brainer! Being a restaurant you can sit in too with a glass of wine and sea views. Being a Bistro there are lots of other things on the menu too of course.
VEGAN & VEGETARIAN
Idris Stores, Corris
Owned by Rob and Hazel, both vegans themselves, they offer a lovely selection of vegan friendly options, pastries and lunches. But they are more than happy to add a few slices of bacon to your breakfast too! Also, the coffee here is great! Saturday breakfast club has already become legendary. Take away only at the moment and open 10-2 most days apart from Sunday.
CAT Cafe, Centre for Alternative Technology, Mach.
A real treat for vegans and vegetarians alike. An interesting but simple menu with some great flavours. Wholesome and healthy in a family-kitchen style setting.
Personally not been to these next two yet but have heard good things.
Ty Medi, Machynlleth
Number 21, Mchynlleth.
Blasau, Royal House, Machynlleth.
FESTIVAL STYLE STREET FOOD
The Shack (Cheesy Vinyl Bar) - Upper corris (closed during winter)
The Cheezy Vinyl Bar is exactly that. A bar that serves cheese, crackers & chutney on a vinyl LP, whilst spinning your favourite tunes on a turntable. Great priced exciting "Street" style takeaway food. From Jackets to Scones, and Halloumi to Nachos. Tasty and fun. Cakes, hot and cold drinks too. Open Fri, Sat and Sun Lunch/afternoon..