Here’s our regular roundup of some of Manchester’s best food and drink offerings right now. Eat, drink and be merry!

Fish ‘n Chip butties from Mira

We’ve all made our own, but have you ever had it served to you? Neapolitan sandwich stars Mira Manchester are paying homage to their British home ground, by creating their take on the traditional fish and chip butty.

After their saucy Cuzzetiello street food sandwiches took the city by storm, Mira have since moved into local pub Crown and Kettle on the weekends, and have even partnered up with other Manchester foodies for weekly specials. Now, they bring you the Mira ‘chippy tea’ sandwich: Lightly battered cod goujons, chips with dill salt, mushy peas, tartare sauce. And, for the fish-free: a vegan version, made with banana blossom and vegan tartare sauce. Get in.


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Rainy City Ramen Club returns with another city centre pop-up

Whipping up some of the best plant-based noodles in Greater Manchester, Rainy City Ramen has been praised by many. Now, they’re back with another pop-up takeover, and ready to serve the hungry guests of North Star Piccadilly Cafe.

On September 3 and 4, you can grab some steaming hot bowls of authentic homemade ramen from 6-10pm each day – true supper club style. There’ll be ramen, gyoza, kimchi, and some “fancy lil side dishes.

If you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the CEO! He’s a bit fluffier than you’d expect, though…

Sandwich-meister Bada Bing heads to Media City

It’s official. You can now get hoagies the size of your arm on your lunch break at the Quays. From the comfort of a rather UFO-esque tin trailer, Bada Bing Sandwich Deli will be serving up their iconic giant sandwiches – the ideal pick me up after a long morning at the office, or even just a weekend treat.

Armed with signature sandwiches such as the Silvio – slices of House-roasted turkey, calabrese spianata, fontal cheese, spicy nduja mayo, a courgette and red pepper relish, red onion, and rocket – and the Pollo Verde – roasted shredded chicken in a green sauce, served with an avocado crema, chipotle refried beans, Mexican-style cheese and lettuce, topped with coriander – Bada Bing also brings along some specials and vegan options too!

Better get in the queues early though, as they’re sure to be snapped up quick! Find the Bada Bing van every Thursday to Sunday 12-4pm.

Fine dining, fresh produce & craft cocktails in Manchester’s party district

If you’re fancying a bit of fine dining – look no further. We already know that you absolutely need to book a table at Rendition.

Taking over the Deansgate unit formerly known as Tapeo and Wine, Rendition offers an unforgettable dining experience, led by none other than Executive Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson.(Dawson interned under the famous Roux brothers, and went on to cook alongside chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Rose Gray, before he left his mark on the critically-acclaimed London restaurant the River Café. Quite the CV, eh?)

Consisting of another 10 world-class chefs, the Rendition kitchen plates up only the best local produce they can find, transforming British classics into temptingly moreish contemporary cuisine.

Menu highlights include a smoked quail starter served with barbecued ‘hen of the wood’ mushrooms, bacon jam and salted almonds, a deconstructed Caesar, consisting of beer-glazed chicken, charred baby gen lettuce, pancetta and a madeira sauce, and a baked hot chocolate fondant, topped with a candied walnut cracker.


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Manchester City Football stadium announce new food truck vendors

The monumental news dropped last week, as Manchester City revealed the street food vendors taking part in their Local Eats project. The project brings together some of the finest foodie talent found on the streets of Greater Manchester, who will now be catering for all Ethiad games in the coming future.

City fans can now tuck into legendary grilled cheese sandwiches from Northern Soul, fish, chips and curry sauce from Hip Hop Chip Shop, saucy chicken subs and towering cheeseburgers from South Manny Flavas, authentic Mexican burritos from Panchos and an electic mix from the Oh So British Kitchen.

You can also opt for a taste of New York by ordering with Triple B (we recommend the Little Italy) or stay British with the perfect pie and gravy from H.M Pasties.

You didn’t think they’d forget about the beer, did you? To wash it down with, Salfordians Seven Bro7hers and bringing the booze, alongside Manchester locals Runaway Brewery, Beatniks and Track Brewing Co.


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Sophie Cunningham
Published on:
Tue 31 Aug 2021