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Londoners spent £1.4 billion on takeaways last year

Isabelle Aron

Can't be arsed to cook tonight? We feel your pain. And so does everyone else in this city, apparently. According to research from Just Eat and the Centre for Economic and Business Research, Londoners spent a massive £1.4 billion on takeaways last year. While people in London spent the most in the UK, those in the north-east of England spent the least, at a measly £370 million. Come on guys, treat yourself to a chicken korma every once in a while. But we're not just stuffing our faces with boring margarita pizzas and family-sized buckets of fried chicken – the research shows that last year, orders of piri-piri-spiced food grew by 130 percent and orders of sushi increased by 110 percent in the capital. So it seems we're not as obsessed with #cleaneating as all those expertly filtered pictures of kale smoothies on Instagram would have us believe. Anyone for a cheeky Nando's?

Want some takeaway inspiration? Take a look at the best kebabs in London.

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