With only a couple of weeks to go until the big day, there’s no let up in the food and drink world around Manchester as we have news of a plant based restaurant on a boat, The Creameries being raved out in the Guardian, a closure for much loved Home Sweet Home and some special donuts for the music fans amongst you to try.

Floating Veggie Cafe Opens in Lymm

Leafy Lymm has gained another green addition this time in the way of a canal boat serving veggie and vegan food. Evergreen Cafe has been created by Kate and Ric Pakenham-Walsh after they bought a 55ft vessel. The couple will be serving meat free versions of classic comfort foods alongside gluten free cake alternatives and the usual hot drinks. The cafe will be open for boarding Wednesday – Sunday and can be found off Bridgewater Street in Lymm.

Evergreen Cafe, Off Bridgewater Street, Lymm
The Guardian Loves The Creameries

It’s no news to anyone who has tried Mary Ellen McTague’s food at The Creameries – but now Observer food critic Jay Rayner has given the Chorlton restaurant a nod, describing the small plate restaurant as ‘seriously good, thoughtful food’. Having previously been raved about by Marina O’Loughlin in The Times, it is no surprise that news has spread of the neighbourhood restaurant’s appeal and it delighted McTague who took to Twitter to share the article that promised The Creamieries would take you to ‘your happy place’.

The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Road, M21 0SD, Tel: 0161 312 8328
Home Sweet Home Great Northern To Close With 50% Off

Popular brunch and sweet treat spot Home Sweet Home is to say goodbye to its Great Northern venue at the end of this year and is doing so with a 50% off event. The current Great Northern location is set to become part of a new range of flats and owners think now is a good time to bow out. If you wish to nab yourself 50% off from Monday – Thursday just quote ‘bye bye Home Sweet Home’ when booking. The Northern Quarter branch of the restaurant will remain open as usual.

Home Sweet Home, Unit 4, Great Northern Warehouse, M3 4EN, Tel: 0161 300 8121
Instagrammable Barbers and Cocktail Bar Opens

If you’re never sure you’ve got time for a snip and a neaten up before heading out on a big night, then One Eight Six could be the new bar that answers all your troubles. Situated in The Old Courthouse on Deansgate, the venue that opened up at the end of November features a barber shop upstairs with a secret cocktail bar lurking beneath. Also featuring a recording studio and a highly photographable bathroom, it seems this is an Instagrammer’s dream.

One Eight Six, The Old Courthouse, 186 Deansgate, M3 3WB, Tel: 07428 371764
Donut and Vinyl Launch at Siop Shop

If your a fan of round foods then you’re in for a treat with this collaboration between Dutch Uncles’ Robin Richards and Siop Shop. The band’s bassist has teamed up with the Tib St sweet food purveyor to produce a special edition donut to celebrate the launch of his debut solo EP. The first track of Castel, Cofi, lends the name to the donut which uses traditional Estonian flavours as a nod to tracks including Toompea, which is set during the Estonian fight for independence. Available until the end of the week. Find out more here.

Siop/Shop, 53 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LS, Tel: 0161 834 4416
Love Kimchi Takeover Ancoats Coffee Company

This Friday sees Love Kimchi return to Ancoats Coffee Company’s location in Redbank for a Korean street food takeover lasting until Friday 13 December. After a near 5 month residency in Liverpool’s Baltic Market, the Korean food experts are bringing a special menu featuring Crispy Mandu Dumplings and Korean Fried Chicken to Manchester. There is also a full vegan menu available. Tickets are £30 and require a £5 deposit to guarantee your seat.

Love Kimchi, Ancoats Coffee Company, 17 Redhill Street, M4 5BA, Tel: 0161 228 3211
Wander Beyond Celebrates Second Birthday

They grow up so fast, and this Saturday sees Manchester brewery Wander Beyond swinging the doors of their brewery open for a second birthday celebration bash. From noon – 8pm on Saturday 14 December all are welcome to try some Wander Beyond mainstays as well as some special beer launches on the day. In keeping with the Christmas Spirit they will also be collecting for Mustard Tree to help people facing poverty or homelessness. We’ll drink to that.

Wander Beyond Second Birthday, 98 North Western Street, M12 6JL, Tel: 0161 661 3676
Tue 10 Dec - Tue 17 Dec
Joe Daly
Published on:
Tue 10 Dec 2019