Thursday 21 Jan 2021
Just pipping State Fayre Bakery to the post is The Barbakan Bakery which arrived here from Poland 50 years ago.
The delicatessen was crowned winner of Manchester’s 2009/10 best food and drink outlet in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards by none other than the Hairy Bikers themselves.
Using the highest grade of flour from Rank Hovis and Abel & Schafer they have a perfect hybrid of British and Polish dough-y delights.
Locals flock to their shop in Chorlton to pick up their incredible cheese, bacon and tomato breads quiches and pies and, if you visit at lunch time, you’re sure to catch nearby workers dropping in for one of their toasted paninis.
As well as sweet pasties they have a meat counter and stock all sorts of Polish goods including gherkins, pickles and sweet treats.
Signature Bake: The Chorlton sourdough loaf pays homage to their South Manchester base.
Star Bake: A toss-up between their roast Mediterranean vegetable and feta toasted ciabatta or their Polish cheese cake.
67-71 Manchester Road
Manchester M21 9PW
Daily: 10am-5pm (Closed: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan)
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