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Culture . History . Cuisine

Welcome to Manchester Food Walks

Culinary Tours around the Original Modern City

Tasting visitorsHello! We're Manchester Food Walks, combining culture, history and cuisine. Our Taster Walks cover a number of locations, and include stops at 6-7 eateries for a small taste of a typical dish. Safari Walks concentrate on a smaller area of the city, and include three food stops - for a starter, main and dessert course. There are always vegetarian options at each of our locations, and with advance notice, we can offer Gluten-free options too. All walks are led by experienced and accredited Manchester Tour Guides.

John Ryan guides in the Northern QuarterSee below for forthcoming events. Every currently scheduled walk is listed. New walks will appear here as soon as they are scheduled. We also guide private groups and can create a bespoke Manchester Food Walk for you, your company or your celebration. We can also supply gift vouchers for any advertised walk. Email for further information. Follow us on Twitter @MancFoodWalks or on Facebook at

28 Jun



Southern Quarter Taster

It starts with a cinema and ends in a church (but a church immortalised by The Smiths). Enjoy a number of small plates along the Corridor district.
Hear about the science that put Manchester on the map, and enjoy some of the most interesting architecture in the city. Corridor brings together universities, hospitals and thinkers, designed to bring new business and brains to Manchester. The 'Southern Quarter' started as a tongue-in-cheek nod to its bigger rival on the other side of Piccadilly, but there's been a cluster of new stand-out venues here in the last couple of years. This is a linear walk, beginning at The Cornerhouse, and ending along Oxford Road at the Church of the Holy Name. 
The ticket price includes a bottle of water, distributed on arrival, and all food and guiding. Other drinks are not included.
£30 per person. Three hours duration. 

Starts at Cornerhouse

Oxford St, Manchester


12 Jul



Northern Quarter Taster

A roving lunch of small plates in the best Northern Quarter eateries, accompanied by stories of Manchester's boho district, old and new.

This Northern Quarter taster tour looks 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 underground rivers, Dutch weavers, superheroes, arch criminals and drag queens. 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. £30 per person. Approximately three hours duration. 

Piccadilly Gardens

Outside Cafe Nero, under concrete Pavilion


26 Jul



City Centre Safari Lunch

Come on a fascinating culinary walk around Manchester City Centre. 
Hear a little of Manchester's history, architecture and character in between food stops for a starter, main and dessert - each taken in a different city centre restaurant.
Ticket price includes all food and guiding. Drinks are not included. £30 per person. Approximately three hours duration. 

Starts at Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square, Manchester, M1 4AJ