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Welcome to Manchester Food Walks

Celebrating 5 Years of Culinary Tours around the Original Modern City

Girls in Black MilkManchester Food Walks has been leading hungry visitors around Manchester for five years. Our tours combine a fascinating take on Manchester's history and culture with food from the city's best providers. Manchester's food scene is ever-changing, and we are always seeking out the best places to sample. 2018 sees more walks more than ever before - with a new weekly Northern Quarter Taster tour each Saturday and A Slice of Manchester Pizza Walk every Sunday. See below to book.


BEE IN THE CITY WALKS NOW BOOKING

Albert Square beeA colony of giant bees has descended on Manchester! And to celebrate, we're offering two new walks on Fridays from 10 August until 21 September. Enjoy a leisurely tour of the city centre with a three course lunch - or with four cocktails. Over 100 Bees are waiting to be discovered on this free, family-fun trail, taking in the city’s landmarks and undiscovered gems. Each Bee has been designed by a different artist and celebrates the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene. See below for details and to book.


BOOK YOUR OWN BESPOKE MANCHESTER FOOD WALK

Hen party cocktail walkWe also guide private groups and can create a Manchester Food Walk for you, your company or your celebration. Previously, we have guided birthday celebrations, stags and hens, conference attendees and groups of friends and colleagues. From six guests upwards, we can design a route and cuisine that works for you. From Taster Walks in Spinningfields, the Southern Quarter, the Gay Village or Ancoats; Cake, Coffee or Cocktail walks; or Safari walks with a starter, main and dessert in three different locations; just email john@manchesterfoodwalks.co.uk or call +44 7590 848100 if you would like us to discuss an idea for your group.


GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE

Pizza at sliceYou can now buy vouchers to give the gift of a Manchester Food Walk.
Just go to the type of walk you would like to purchase below and click on the BOOK NOW button. Select the Voucher option and you'll receive a code that the recipient can use to book onto any walk of that type.
Follow us on twitter @mancfoodwalks or at facebook.com/manchesterfoodwalks.

Northern Quarter Taster Walk

Every Saturday from 13 Jan 2018

A roving lunch of five small plates in the best Northern Quarter eateries, accompanied by stories of Manchester's boho district, old and new. This is our original and most popular tour, looking at the district's history, from its historic markets, shops and rag traders to its cultural regeneration, highlights and attitude of today. You’ll discover the history of Afflecks Palace and the Arndale, the curry cafes and the area's standout public art, and walk in the footsteps of some of Manchester's most famous names. Ticket price includes a bottle of water, distributed on arrival, and all food and guiding. Other drinks not included. £40 per person. Approximately two to three hours duration.

Start time:

11.30 AM

Location:

Outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RG, close to Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink station.

Reviews:

We had the pleasure in taking the food walk around Manchester's Northern Quarter last night for my siste's Birthday. Our host John was great and informative, he took us to great places for good food and cocktails. I discovered loads about the Northern Quarter and places that I had never seen before. I'm already planning another trip to the Northern Quarter to try out some more restaurants. Great night out had by all! - Monica Myin

A perfect mix of food, history and street art with an intelligent and affable guide who took us to six very different food venues in the Northern Quarter ranging from the Northern Soul and Grilled Cheese on Church St to This and That curry cafe on Soap St. You can fill your boots as the tasters are very generous. I loved having things pointed out to me that I have passed by without glancing at such as the memorial in Piccadilly Gardens to those killed in the blitz. I would recommend this tour. I will personally be going back to the Northern Soul for a whole "Manc" toasted sandwich. - Niall Muphy

Couldn't have enjoyed it more. It proved interesting for tourists and locals alike, with a brill tour guide who was both funny and informative. Portions at each of the stops were generous and delicious, you really got to sample so much! Would recommend to anyone considering. - Charlotte Bonser

Discovered some new favourite food stops and learned lots about Manchester. Highly recommended and definitely take the advice to come hungry. - Lisa Scholes

A Slice of Manchester Pizza Walk

Every Sunday from 14 Jan 2018

Explore the city and drop into three of Manchester’s top pizza joints to top up on slices as you go! If you need the perfect hangover cure, or just fancy a walking brunch with a side of Manchester stories, book here for £25. Includes all food and guiding. Drinks not included.

Start time:

11.30 AM

Location:

Outside Manchester Visitor Information Centre, 1 Piccadilly Gardens, M1 1RG, close to Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink station.

Reviews:

Last night’s pizza crawl was pizzalicious. 3 pizza places, hundreds of pizza facts and one big fat hangover! - Hattie Pearson, Key 103

Light up 'PIZZA' sign

It was great! We learnt so much about Manchester on the tour. You have so much knowledge about the City and we appreciated the little quirky facts. The pizza was absolutely wonderful. You took us to places that there was no way we would have found out about. Often the restaurants were on side-streets and in basements. We really want to come back to do the Saturday tour as well! I wold recommend to any new visitors to Manchester and even people who are on their second or third visit. - Steve Hill

A photograph of some pizza

BEE IN THE CITY THREE COURSE LUNCH WALK

Every Friday from 10 August to 21 September

Our new lunchtime walk takes place every Friday from 10 August to 21 September. We’ll show you round some of the best bees in the city, stopping at three separate restaurants for a starter, main and dessert. Along the way, you’ll hear all about the bees, all about Manchester - and plenty of surprising stories about the original, modern city. Ticket price includes food and guiding. Drinks not included. £40 per person.

Start time:

12.30 PM

Location:

On steps of Central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD

A painted bee statue which depics famour musicians with strong ties to Manchester A decorated bee statue, painted on the statue is some writing which reads 'The sun inn poets corner'

BEE IN THE CITY COCKTAIL WALK

Every Friday from 10 August to 21 September

What’s even better than checking out the bees? Checking out the bees en route to four of Manchester’s finest cocktails! Our new Bee In The City cocktail walk sets off at six every Friday from 10 August to 21 September. We’ll explore city centre stories, give you the buzz on the bees - and chill at some of Manchester’s best bars. Ticket price includes drinks and guiding. £40 per person.

Start time:

06.00 PM

Location:

On steps of Central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD.

A painted bee statue A painted bee statue, painted on the statue is some writing which reads '...and on the sixth day, God created Manchester...'