The city is cracking out the kitchen hangover cures this week, after almost a month galivanting on Manchester’s streets. From deep-fried lasagne, courtesy of carb legends Piazza, to Sicilian NQ’s hot gelato sandwiches that feel like a warm hug from your mum, exciting new dishes are popping up all over the place. Hospitality is back in business, and with just a week to go until indoor dining opens up, get your mitts on some of these takeaway treats first!

Asian-inspired ice cream, soufflé pancakes, bubble tea & dog friendly scoops from Lazy Sundae

With flavours inspired by countries across South East Asia, Lazy Sundae has opened Manchester’s first artisan ice cream, soufflé pancake and bubble tea store. Their menu boasts some indulgent treats, but each with a flavour twist. Imagine a luscious pineapple bao ice cream sandwich, accompanied by bubble tea and some refreshing peach tea sorbet – which is also vegan.

Open daily from noon to 8pm, Lazy Sundae is going to be serving up some interesting ice cream flavours including Cereal Milk, Vietnamese Ice Coffee, and Milo – a popular chocolate malt beverage. The best part? As dog lovers themselves, the owners welcome every pooch through its doors with open arms, so you can take your pup to the parlour and even bag a dog-friendly ice cream completely on the house!


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108 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LR
New menu addition: MEGA meat-free burgers at Doner Summer

Having taken the North by storm, the deliciously pink Doner Summer has hit pause on expanding storefronts and is now adding to their menu instead. Finally making their burger debut, the Donna Summer kitchen has created two whoppers good enough to make any King cry…

Choose from the Hot Hon’y Burger – featuring a spicy ‘buttermilk’ fried chick’n pattie served on a bed of fresh jalapeño slaw, topped with sweet peppers, crispy onions, lemon pepper mayo and their signature Hot Hon’y glaze – or drool over the Sümmer Classic Burger, which boasts another buttermilk fried chick’n pattie in a brioche bun, but this time accompanied by crisp lettuce, beefy toms, dill pickles, bright pink onions, a fat potato rosti and a good ol’ dollop of their special Sümmer burger sauce. All 100% plant-based, and 100% devourable. Order via Deliveroo, or grab yours from YES!


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YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB
Family-run bakery steals the show with homemade ice cream and Indian delicacies

Founded by a couple from Prestwich, the Brown Paper Bakery delivers sweets unlike any other. As well as homemade ice cream and some sexy-looking cookies, this online bakery serves up a dense milk-based sweet from India called barfi, made their own by infusing typical flavours like Oreo and Snickers.

Despite both working full time, the owners shared a major sweet tooth, so decided to pursue the bakery as a passion project. A love of baking ensued, and sugary genius was created. The star of the show, however, is the Kinder Bueno Cookie, each one baked to gooey perfection. Order via Instagram.

Indulge in cheese fondue and European wines at The Sparrows

Date night just got a whole lot cheesier, as Spâtze specialists The Sparrows add fondue to their already mouth-watering menu. The Sparrows is notorious for their wide range of fresh pasta and dumplings, covering flavours and doughy delicacies from across Europe, and now they’ve really hit the jackpot with perhaps the best sharing plate to date.

Perfectly designed for al fresco dining, this oozy, boozy fondue is created with nine-month aged Swiss Emmental cheese and white wine, served up with pickled veggies and toasted bread. Be sure to book a table to guarantee yourself some of this cheesy goodness.

16 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, M4 4HF
The Liars Group strikes again with new hidden bar Lost Cat

From the brains behind Bunny Jacksons and Crazy Pedros comes Lost Cat, a new speakeasy with some incredible bites. Taking over Eat New York’s bagel shop on Oldham Street, Lost Cat is hidden behind ‘new florist on the block’ the Bud & Pot, with customers entering the bar through the flower shop itself.

Worth the trip, however, as the kitchen is still serving up some heavenly sarnies, all day every day. Our recommendation: the Little Italy sandwich; deep-fried mozzarella, tomato sauce, homemade pesto, garlic butter and Gorgonzola mayo. Drool-worthy. For the plant-based peeps: the crispy fried tofu burger, pickles, hot sauce, vegan ranch, and melted vegan cheese, served on a toasted bun. Opening on Monday 17 May – you won’t want to miss this one.


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64 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
Mon 10 May - Sun 23 May
Sophie Cunningham
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Mon 10 May 2021