3-Hour Guided Manchester Food Tour with Lunch

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  • 3 hr

On this food tour we visit not one but two of Manchester's most vibrant areas. You will hear the fascinating history of Manchester and it's people. From the golden age of the Industrial revolution to the ultra cool and trendy city of today. On the tour we'll visit some of the city's most famous eating places and also some of our secret spots. Each place we visit has a special dish that tells a story of Manchester. You'll get to meet some of our chefs, bakers and producers. Our mission is to showcase our food heroes and introduce you to a side of Manchester you may never have seen or heard of before.

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Ancoats became the world's first industrial suburb at the end of the 18th century. It was the beating heart of the British empire's Industrial revolution. Now the area has been voted one of the top places to live in the world. Old mills have been restored and converted into flashy apartments. The area is full of bars, restaurants, deli's and producers. Making it the perfect place for a food tour. During our walk around Ancoats we'll share stories about the people that lived and worked here. Little Italy, and the Irish quarter are both in Ancoats and give the area a wealth of history and character.

Duration: 1 hour

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Home to Manchester's favourite bakery Radium street has an interesting past and is a great place to stop and eat.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Home to one of the best nightclubs in the world at one point. This grade 2 listed building is a great example of Manchester's constantly evolving way of life.

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Back in the late 19th century this street was home to one of the most feared local gangs. The Bengal tigers were not to be messed with. If you've watched Peaky Blinders the tigers were the influence behind the show.

Duration: 15 minutes

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This was the heart of Manchester's Little Italy. Towering above the square is St Peter's church which is now the home to the Halle orchestra. The square is surrounded by some of Manchester's favourite restaurants. It's a great spot to stop and take in a few dishes. One of the buildings we eat in used to be the ice factory. Here the Italian ice cream sellers used to gather every day to collect their ice. We try a unique Manchester dish here, one that connects Japan and the Titanic disaster all through Manchester.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Originally called Sanitary street Anita street is one of the most photographed streets in Manchester. The old cobbles are still there and this is a living example of how houses were built back in the early 20th century. Today the houses are in great demand but this hasn't always been the case. Once this area was one of Manchester's biggest slums.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The NQ is home to some of Manchester's coolest shops, restaurants and people. It is home to Manchester's creative industry. With amazing street art and hidden bars and restaurants around every corner this is an amazing place to explore. On our tour we show you some of our favourite locally run businesses. We'll dive into an arts centre and walk through the old markets as we sample some great food along the way.

Duration: 1 hour

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One of the most characteristic streets in Manchester. Tib street is infamous amongst us local Mancunians. A huge outdoor pet market, a seedy dark side, and a pavement full of poetry. A stroll along this much loved street tells some great stories. And of course, great food is never far away.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Manchester Craft and Design Centre

What was once a fish market is now a hidden gem right in the back streets of the Northern Quarter. We'll take a quick look inside the Manchester Craft and Design Centre on our way to the next bite. This is a great spot to pick up some unique souvenirs.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Hidden at the back of the Arndale shopping centre is one of Manchester's favourite food halls. A fresh fish market for the city's many top end restaurants this is also the place to get amazing tacos some of the best Caribbean food and one of the Manchester's most famous desserts.

Duration: 10 minutes
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