Good Parmo Guide: The Best Takeaways In Teesside For A Parmo

8 Jun 2021

Us Teessiders know that you haven't lived until you've had a proper dirty takeaway parmo. If you want something a bit upmarket, there are plenty of amazing restaurants for a parmo, but for something quick to have at home, or something greasy to soak up the booze on a heavy night, a takeaway is the way to go. Now, there are a huge amount of takeaways to choose from across Teesside, and I don't know about you, but I like to know the best spots before I put an order in.

If you're like me, then you're in luck! I've asked my Instagram followers to help me out with the second part of my Good Parmo Guide to highlight the best takeaways in Teesside for a parmo. And the suggestions came out in full force, so I've compiled them all into an alphabetical list to help you find your next takeaway for a banging parmo.

What is a parmo?

If you're from across the pond or possibly even outside of the North, you may not have actually heard of a parmo before. To put it simply, a parmo is a breaded and fried cutlet of chicken, topped with bechamel sauce and melted cheddar cheese. It originates back to World War II, when a United States chef was wounded and brought to a UK hospital for treatment. He moved to Middlesbrough in 1958, opened a restaurant on Linthorpe Road and created the iconic Boro dish. And thank goodness he did because we all absolutely love them!

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4thewkend, Middlesbrough

This is a new spot for my parmo repertoire, but 4thewkend was massively recommended in my Insta DMs. It's super unique in that the majority of the menu is customisable - I'm talking about create your own loaded fries, burgers, pizzas, and of course, parmos. Both their plain and jazzy parmos look absolutely incredible, so 4thewkend is high up on my 'to try' list.

Unit 1C, Brighouse Road, Riverside Park Road, TS2 1RT. Order from 4thewkend through their website.

Abbey's Pizza, Middlesbrough

Abbey's was my staple takeaway when I was at university. Right from when I lived in halls to when I moved out of my Boro home of 6 years, it was my go-to. It wasn't far away, they offered fab deals, and their parmos were just incredible. They were the kind that had a good amount of bech and cheese that just oozed off the side. It's an ideal spot!

94 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RB. Order from Abbey's through their website.

Belle Vue Fish Shop, Middlesbrough

Belle Vue has always been memorable for me, thanks to the giant anchor and banner on their shop - plus, their food is fantastic. While this spot is loved for its fish and chips, many people ADORE their parmos too. I'm talking about generous portions and golden cheese that just melts over the edge. It's an ideal choice for the Marton and Longlands area!

440-442 Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3AA. Order from Belle Vue through their website.

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B-L-D's, Redcar

One of the best things about B-L-D's is that you can actually choose to take away or sit in, so you can enjoy a parmo and a change of scenery if you fancied! You'll find B-L-D's in Redcar Rugby Union Football Club, and I've seen them all over Instagram. They serve up massive parmos with sides of chunky chips, burgers in branded buns, and a whole host of other snacks. Get this one on your list!

Green Lane, Redcar, TS10 3RR. Order from B-L-D's through their website or visit them in the club.

Crusty's, Darlington

People came out in their droves to recommend Crusty's in Darlington as a perfect parmo spot, and for very good reason! They've got so much choice, and mix classics like plain parmos and hotshots with new flavours, such as Hawaiian, Tandoori, and Bolognese. This is a fab choice if you're out in Darlo with a mega parmo craving.

2 Scargill, Darlington, DL1 4XJ. Order from Crusty's through their website.

Danielle's Delights, Hardwick

Danielle's Delights is a fantastic success story from our area. She started a sweet business a couple of years ago, but it truly took off over lockdown, prompting her to start selling hot food, then opening a permanent shop! So now, you can grab sweet tubs and baked treats alongside fabulous flatbreads, paninis, and beautiful parmos. If you love a cheese avalanche, you've got to check this place out.

17 High Newham Court, Stockton-On-Tees, TS19 8PD. Order from Danielle's Delights via Facebook or visit them in store.

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Divine Greek, Thornaby

As you might be able to guess from the name, Divine Greek mainly offer Greek food, like souvlaki, gyros, and chargrilled steaks. But they also have a huge selection of takeaway classics like pizzas, burgers, and tons of parmos - including a whole pork parmo menu. Every single one sounds amazing, but the gyro variety has my name all over it!

120 Lanehouse Road, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 8ED. Order from Divine Greek by calling 01642 678500. 

Fishburn Pizza, Fishburn

If you're out in the villages like me, you might've found it difficult to find a takeaway that does a proper banging parmo, but Fishburn Pizza is here to help. This spot is super easy to find on the front street, so you can pop in to order and have them deliver. They have a fab selection of parmos to choose from, including the classic, pepperoni, and a delicious Siciliano, so you're totally spoiled for choice!

1 Front Street, Fishburn, TS21 4AN. Order from Fishburn Pizza through their Feed Me page.

G's Golden Chippy, Acklam

G's Golden Chippy began life as a fish and chip shop, serving quality fish in crispy batter. However, they have now expanded into the world of other meals, including oodles of pizzas, burgers, kebabs, and some of the best parmos in Teesside. There are plenty of chicken, pork, and veggie varieties to choose from, and each one is cooked to perfection. If you like a generous amount of bech and a tidal wave of cheese, this is the spot for you.

5 Otterburn Gardens, Middlesbrough, TS5 8DE. Order from G's Golden Chippy through their website.

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Homemade Deli, Middlesbrough

The Homemade Deli is another new spot for me, but so many people demanded that it was added to this list. And after seeing all of the photos and rave reviews, I can totally understand why! As their name might suggest, this place loves serving up restaurant-quality food with a homemade vibe. You can grab a range of chef's specials, pizzas, wraps, and the most ginormous parmos. Seriously, go take a look at how incredible they are!

2 Fosdyke Green, Middlesbrough, TS3 0RY. Order from Homemade Deli through their website.

KIT-Chen, Middlesbrough

I'm not kidding when I tell you that the sheer amount of people who told me I needed to add KIT-Chen to this list was overwhelming. This Linthorpe Village spot boasts restaurant-quality food to takeaway, so it's perfect if you're looking for something with a little more pizzazz. Everything is also gourmet-inspired, so as well as their classic parmo, you can also find varieties with goat's cheese, chilli beef, pancetta, stilton, and so much more. This is a super high recommendation!

Roseberry Court, Burlam Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 5AF. Order from KIT-Chen through their website.

Megabites, Middlesbrough

This Victoria Road spot is conveniently close to Teesside University, so it was a massively popular choice with students after a night out at the SU. Amongst their mega pizza menu and various kebab options, you can pick up a parmo that's just oozing with bech and cheese, and a pot (or two) of garlic sauce.

111 Victoria Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3HX. Order from Megabites through their Just Eat page.

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Melt & Pickle, Billingham

Any spot with a name like Melt & Pickle has to be good, right? As far as I'm aware, this is a relatively new biz, but they've already become a huge hit in Billingham, thanks to their incredible mix of food. Alongside their Buddha bowls, salads, steaks, burgers, and fries, you can grab gorgeous parmos. Theirs are the kind with the crispy edge - parmo fans, you know exactly what I mean - so check them out!

5 Magnum Industrial Estate, Billingham, TS23 4JA. Order from Melt & Pickle through their website.

Parmos In The Post, Middlesbrough

Parmos in the Post is a bit of a different one. Put simply, this is a branch of Central Park, who we all know do amazing parmos, but as the name might suggest, they can now send them in the post. This includes locally and nationally, so yep, if you're right down South or up in Scotland, you can order a parmo for delivery! You get easy reheating instructions and proper takeaway garlic, so it's a sweet deal!

Order parmos on Saturdays for delivery on the following Friday from the Central Park website.

Pizza House, Billingham

If you're looking for a super easy, quick, and tasty takeaway in Billingham, Pizza House may just be the answer you're looking for. They offer a menu that's full of crowd favourites, such as oodles of pizza choices, calzones, all the way through to pasta and chicken wings. But it's their parmos that everyone loves, due to their generous layer of bechamel sauce and perfectly butterflied chicken breast.

The Picture House Ground Floor, South View, TS23 1HE. Order from Pizza House through their website.

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Pizzarella, Stockton-on-Tees

If you're looking for a spot out in Thornaby/Ingleby way, Pizzarella is highly recommended. This place is also ideal if you like A LOT of variety. The pizza list is extensive, there's tons of burgers, and of course, there's a generous amount of parmos to choose from too. Think classic takeaway parmos with juicy chicken, thick bech, and super gooey cheese.

18 Myton Road, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 0WA. Order from Pizzarella through their Feed Me page.

Synthonia Suites, Billingham

The Synthonia Suites in Billingham is a total dark horse. By day, it's a function space with lots of different suites to suit a range of occasions, but by night, they offer food to take away. This includes parmos that people go absolutely crackers for! There's so many different types to choose from, like classic, hotshot, and pulled pork, as well as lots of other dishes, such as lasagne and pie.

Belasis Avenue, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham, TS23 1LH. Order from Synthonia Suites by calling 01642 553102 or 01642 360108.

Ted & Gingers, Middlesbrough

I'm a big fan of Ted & Gingers, and I was eager to try their little dine-in spot before lockdown hit. But during the pandemic, they opened a little takeaway in Boro to compensate. And the stuff that comes out of there is just incredible. From massive pizzas and monster pasta portions, to the most jaw-dropping parmos, they offer a huge range, and cheeky little deals to take advantage of.

56-58 Johnson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1AF. Order from Ted & Gingers through their website.

Hopefully this Good Parmo Guide for takeaways has helped you to find a new parmo spot to try, or inspired you to visit your local parmo place. If you think I've missed any of the best takeaways in Teessde for a parmo, please let me know!

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