From afternoon tea in a taxi to canal-side dining, take a bite out of Manchester with Eulanda and Omo’s foodie-focused guide to Manchester.
Get a taste of Ducie Street Warehouse
Spend an afternoon hanging out in the Ducie Street Warehouse and enjoy a speciality coffee with a cheeky doughnut (or two) from Gooey, a sweet-filled kiosk located at the entrance. If you stay awhile, you’ll find that the lounge transforms into a buzzing restaurant complete with a DJ dishing out groovy tunes and cocktails served at the outdoor terrace which backs onto Manchester’s famous old canal. There’s also a cinema in the building if you’ve got time to squeeze in a movie during your stay. Otherwise, make a mental note to grab pre-dinner drinks ahead of your night out.
Explore Manchester in a taxi with afternoon tea
Manchester is made up of over fifteen neighbourhoods, including Ancoats, First Street, Piccadilly and the Medieval Quarter, each one having its own distinct personality. Seeing as one of the best ways to experience a destination is through the eyes of its locals, why not get a taste of Manchester on an insightful three-hour Black Cab tour with John Consterdine? John will pick you up in a state-of-the-art modern electric taxi and you can even add an afternoon tea to your package and enjoy a delightful spread of teas, sandwiches, chocolates, and more provided by the renowned Slattery Bakery.
Escape to Freight Island for street food
Escape to Freight Island
Escape to Freight Island, an old depot at Manchester’s old Depot Mayfield that has been reimagined as an urban playground for foodies and music lovers. Get your world food fix with up to fourteen different food vendors and bars under one roof – from Basque dishes to Vietnamese pho. Check their events calendar for art installations, DJs, and live music events that may be happening during your visit.
Sample soul food and music at The Blues Kitchen
Head to the Spinningfields area to get a taste of classic soul food inspired by the ‘American South’ at The Blues Kitchen, Manchester. This bar, restaurant and music venue will transport you to 1920s New Orleans with its design aesthetic of original stained-glass windows, leather booths and an Airstream caravan. After your meal, head upstairs and dance with the night away to incredible live music acts (check their events calendar and book in advance).
Wave a gastronomic goodbye to Manchester
Before you leave the city, why not taste it one more time at one of its many delightful foodie destinations? The Feel Good Club in the Northern Quarter is known for its brunch, colourful lattes and smoothie bowls. The Wharf Pub in Castlefield – one of the most historic and picturesque parts of Manchester – offers canal-side dining and classic British fare - so if you’re looking for gluten-free fish and chips, you’ve found the perfect place!
Where to stay in Manchester: Native Aparthotels
Ducie Street Warehouse
Check into the Native Manchester, located in the Grade II-listed Ducie Street Warehouse. Easily one of the trendiest aparthotels in the country, you’ll enjoy spacious and well-presented rooms, fully fitted with all the conveniences you need to make Manchester your home for your stay.