Tuesday 05 Dec 2023
[@]Bakeries, Cafes and Delicatessens
Manchester was named one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world only a couple of years ago.
With a population of just 503,000, the city speaks an amazing 153 different languages, possibly many more. With this comes the most tantalisingly diverse culinary delights imaginable - see our sections on Rusholme or China Town for starters!
But possibly thanks to a certain show (Great British Bake-Off for anyone not paying attention), Manchester has enjoyed a 'rise' in those kneading, folding, icing and eating baked creations. Baking is booming - and in Manchester it is celebrated in a typically multi-cultural fashion.
According to the British Federation of Bakers, the increase in people buying Indian naan breads and Mexican wraps at their local supermarket has made this the biggest growth sector in the British market in the past few years.
So here’s the lowdown on some of the most delicious spots to sample both Manchester’s finest bakers and its culturally-diverse culinary delights in the city.
Pollen Bakery has bagged Best Food and Drink Retailer at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards, and been listed in the Sunday Times top 20 UK bakeries.
Their signature mahogany crust on their sourdough gives it that distinctive chew-factor, and their brownies are fast-becoming legendary too. Top all that with fabulous brunch and lunch dishes and great coffee and you can see why they are amassing all those awards.
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Address: Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St, Manchester M4 6FQ
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