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Altrinham Market Food Hall, Manchester


Manchester, and many of its surrounding areas, will always be close to my heart. My family have lived around those parts for many years and I will never forget the excitement of hopping in the car to see them a couple of times a year.  Though I no longer class a trip to Manchester as an adventure we do still  visit frequently to see both family and close friends.

Clambering out of our barely working camper-van after a 6 hour drive we were warmly greeted by our friends and their gorgeous cockapoo, Betty. Grabbing our worn down bags we were welcomed into what can only be described as their show home: not only a gorgeous living space but also situated in Altrincham, a beautiful suburban neighbourhood only 15 mins from central Manchester. This dream living combination did make me question my life choices, after university we initially planned to move to Manchester however London was calling, oh how different our life could have been.

Putting jealously aside, having friends with such great taste always means visiting the best places to eat, drink and shop. Last weekend was no different. Instead of heading into town we kept it local with a trip to Altrinham Market Food Hall (which was also Betty Friendly)

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Entering the high ceilinged, naturally lit, rustic hall I could not believe it when Fay told me that it had only recently reopened after suffering from an awful fire as there was zero signs of destruction.

Despite a turbulent first year people still flocked to the market to sample the homely, yet high quality, food from one or more of the 10 independent business, which included Honest Crust (wood fired pizza),  Tender Cow (rare breed flat iron steak & chips), North Pie Co. (multi award winning pies); Jack in the Box (craft beers), Reserve Wines (BBC Food & Drink Kate Goodman’s wine bar/shop); Sam Joseph (hand made chocolates) and Market House Coffee (serving Atkinsons of Lancaster coffee).

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Although they all sounded delicious I always trust a local’s opinion so we went for the highly recommended Honest Crust pizzas. Made from hand stretched sourdough and fresh toppings that are then blasted in a 450ºC wood-fired oven for less than 90 seconds. Served straight from the oven to our table on a wooden paddle, the pie was wonderfully gooey.

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Sharing a mushroom and andouille sausage (for the carnivores) we enthusiastically got stuck in. As always, their recommendation was spot on, the pizza was unlike any I had eaten before and that is saying something because if you are a regular reader you have probably noticed by now I eat A LOT of pizza!

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

After chowing down and having a good old catch up, Fay and I headed next door to take a quick peak at the 19th century covered market, selling a mix of crafted household goods, jewellery, trinkets, flowers – and even more food.

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Whilst I love a London market I often feel that they become repetitive, this one had just the right variety of traders to keep it unique whilst still meeting shopper’s needs.

Altrinham Market Food Hall

Altrinham Market Food Hall

These was not the only eateries we ventured to, but wanting to give my friends the full attention they deserved whilst hearing all about their wedding plans I decided to leave the camera at home when we went to Yara for some Lebanese and Syrian food and then Riddles for a night cap, but don’t worry I am sure I will be back soon!

Altrinham Market Food Hall

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Altrinham Market Food Hall

10 comments

  1. Laura says:

    I love that sign at the end! I love places with such personality and true passion for what they do. This looks like just my kind of place to go (and your friend’s house sounds amazing!) x
    http://www.lovedbylaura.com

    1. Emma says:

      Everything was so nice, it was like stepping into a TV show. It amazing having locals to take us round so we could try some independent places.

  2. Suzy Marie says:

    I’m going to be relocated to Manchester fairly soon so I will definitely be trying Altincham market, it looks delightful! Also, I’m now totally craving pizza so thanks for that haha!

    1. Emma says:

      I love Manchester!! You definitely need to go and let me know what you think.

  3. goldandheartsblog says:

    The food looks amazing Emma! I love going to places like this that offer so many small businesses!
    Kaylee
    http://www.goldandhearts.com

    1. Emma says:

      I much prefer trying out small businesses rather than chains, I am totally going back to try some more food, everything looked so tasty.

  4. Ellie says:

    Markets are my favourite place to wander aimlessly at weekends. The perfect chilled day out. This looks so lovely, those Pizza’s and cute little signs are everything! 🙂

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    1. Emma says:

      I can get lost for hours in a good market, this one is absolutely worth a trip up North x

  5. Rachael says:

    Phwoar this looks so good! I’m definitely going to have to pay this a visit, I didn’t even know it was there! 🙂

    1. Emma says:

      Please let me know if you do, it was so good.

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