Get the mood for Christmas with a lunchtime or supper treat from Manchester’s finest restaurants and street food dudes. Our top three festive eats include Northern Soul grilled cheese Christmas sandwich, a godzilla-sized festive burger from Almost Famous and the Christmas Pudding Baked Alaska at Robert Owen Brown’s new pop-up, Feast.

1. Northern Soul’s Crimbo Sandwich – £6.50
Perfect for lunch (or supper – particularly with a hangover), simply head to the stall in Albert Square or just opposite the Co-Op on Church Street in the Northern Quarter and fill your boots with a toasted sandwich. Northern Soul’s award-winning triple cheese mix is joined by turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, a little sausage and gravy in a real showstopper.
Available from the Christmas Market in Albert Square, and Northern Soul, 10 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PN. Tel: 0161 834 0107,

2. Almost Famous’ Christmas Blowout Burger – £15
Tuck into a double patty beef, with maple bacon, buttermilk turkey, waffle fries, Christmas coleslaw, topped with a pork and brie as part of one astonishing tower (see pic).
Available from Almost Famous Great Northern, Unit 2, Peter Street, Manchester M3 4EJ. Tel: 0161 244 9422 & Almost Famous Northern Quarter, 100-102 High Street, Manchester M4 1HP. Tel: 0161 244 9422 – and all their other outlets too.

3. Feast’s Christmas Pudding Baked Alaska – £6.50
We had to include one dessert – and this one is a special one. Hand crafted by famous Mancunian chef, Robert Owen Brown at his new winter-themed pop-up restaurant, Feast, it’s a Christmas pudding packed ice cream (home made of course), swathed in a blow-torched meringue shell. Perfect sharing material.
Available from Feast, 47 King Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 839 1929,

Mon 21 Nov - Sat 24 Dec
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Sun 18 Dec 2016