It’s gearing up to be a great summer. We can go out to eat and drink, we can once again hang out with friends and family and, all being well, the restrictions look set to continue to ease.
And every weekend this summer, you’ll be able to enjoy food from some of the freshest talent on the scene as we’ve teamed up with The Refuge for a collaborative street food takeover.
The terrace at The Refuge will house a rotating selection of street food and baked goods traders, curated by us, which will change every two weeks – serving Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 10pm.
First up will be the hangover-curing Birria Brother’s Tacos who pulled huge queues when they first opened at The Koffee Pot during lockdown. Alongside them will be Long Boi’s Bakehouse, the superb neighbourhood bakery in Levenshulme owned by baking duo Jenny Oakenfull and Sarah Bryan.
Next will be noodle queen Pippy Eats, who will be showcasing recipes inspired by East and Southeast Asian cookery for one week, followed by Things Palace, a Pan Asian-inspired concept curated by Lorcán Kan from Where the Light Gets In for another week.
Accompanying both these traders for two weekends will be DGHNT, a bakery launched in lockdown by Sulin Baldwin offering some exceptional doughnut flavours such as Raspberry Pistachio Pavlova and Mango Lassi.
The final two traders announced so far are Bada Bing, the Sopranos-inspired Italian-American style sandwich deli and home of the hoagie, and Batard Bakehouse, the small batch bakehouse located in Withington Public Hall offering ‘well good bread + bangin’ bakes’.
More traders will be announced over the coming weeks.
There’ll be beers from local breweries like Shindigger and Pomona Island, as well as cocktails from batch distilled craft gin maker, Monkey 47; from classic G&Ts to more unusual tipples like Black Forest Negroni.
Luke Cowdrey from The Refuge by Volta said:
“The collaboration with EATMCR is launching so that we can support local independent businesses in Manchester in the wonderful Waterhouse Way courtyard. We look forward to coming together and enjoying the summertime at The Refuge”.
Food at the terrace is available for walk-ins and takeaway only. Orders will be made through an app.
It will be open every Thursday to Sunday, from 20 May to 22 August, from 12 noon to 10pm (hours for some traders may vary).
Keep an eye on our socials for the latest updates on traders.