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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 seven 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. Our main regular public walks are the Northern Quarter Taster and the new Ancoats Taster. See below to book. Please note that we walk whatever the weather. We also guide private groups and bespoke walks - see below for details.

please note there is no NQ taster on 23 november. Our final tour of 2019 is on 22 december. we take two weeks break and tours resume on 11 january 2020.


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

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. Two hours duration.

Start time:

11.30 AM

Location:

Under Piccadilly Gardens concrete Pavilion, next to Caffe Nero, close to Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Station.

Group enjoying the Northern Quarter Taster tour

Reviews:

We had the pleasure in taking the food walk around Manchester's Northern Quarter last night for my sister'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

Ancoats Taster Walk

Every Sunday

Discover the world’s first industrial suburb - and one of Time Out’s coolest districts on the planet. From mills to millennials, the Hallé to hipsters, we’ll share the stories of Manchester’s most booming neighbourhood, stopping to sample tasters at five of the best new eateries in the city. Ticket price includes all food and guiding. Other drinks not included. £40 per person. Approximately two hours duration.

Start time:

12:00 noon

Location:

Outside Roche Bobois Furniture Store, 122-125 Great Ancoats Street M4 5AG (Junction with Redhill Street).

Vivid wall art

Reviews:

We will certainly be recommending it to family and friends. You was a great host and certainly made us rethink about where we would go to enjoy food and drink. - Andrew Roebuck

Really enjoyed Ancoats Taster Walk with John. Was not expecting so much food, skip breakfast if you are going! The food is so good and interesting as are the anecdotes about the area. The cake at the end is the best ever! - Jacki Hardman

Bright buildings Eating pastries Cafe plate Grey sculpture