Kargo, the newest foodhall in town, is now open and serving up all manner of world class street food in Salford Quays.
It’s the new project from the folk behind the GPO foodhall in Liverpool and the award-winning Cutlery Works in Sheffield.
And while other foodhalls claim a breadth of streetfood on offer, Kargo leaves no corner of the globe unexplored. So let’s explore what you might expect…
Nila’s Burmese Kitchen
Nila Oo has captivated the Manchester food scene with her cafe hidden deep in the wilds of Trafford Park, as well as through her always sold-out monthly supper clubs. Here she’s bringing dishes like her majestic tamarind pork and pickled tea leaf salads to Salford. We’re very lucky indeed.
Originating in Worsley, Leopard Pie have now expanded their homegrown Neapolitan pizzas to the Quays. The dough is proved over three days, for extra tang, and the triple pepperoni is a thing of beauty.
Sardinian couple Daniela and Enrico started Ad Maiora in their flat in the Northern Quarter, making up stacked Italian-style sandwiches to order. These toasted slabs of joy are something else.
All kinds of deliciousness direct from the streets of Seoul, this South Korean spot has race bowls – babs – topped with fall-apart pork belly, beef shin and crisp tofu, not to mention a compulsive line in Korean fried chicken.
Truly exceptional Palestinian cuisine from Baity, who have made their name with their homely restaurant in Didsbury. Vibrant, wholesome and delicious food from the Levant cooked with love.
If your vibe is bubble waffles crammed with matcha soft serve, zingy mango pancakes, sweet sesame balls and boba teas that encompass all the colours of the rainbow – Boba Cha has very much got you.
Super Fry Guys
A modern take on the chippy, Super Fry Guys flip between frying fish, chips, sausage, squid, black pudding and scampi to serving up a sumptuous Sunday lunch on a weekend.
Hot & Wild
There’s virtuous fast food from Hot & Wild, whether it’s flavour-packed poke bowls, loaded sweet potato fries, stuffed Japanese rice balls, teriyaki, or fresh salads dressed to the nines.
House of Habesha
House of Habesha’s Ethiopian and Eritrean food has become a staple pop-up all around the Manchester streetfood scene, with its fabulous stews and curries, served up with sour pancakes to mop them up with. If you’re yet to discover it, now’s the time.
The legendary Chorlton Caribbean joint Jerk Junction now has this outpost in Salford, serving up some of the finest West Indian food in the city, from long-stewed curry goat to a mean jerk chicken.
The creation of Great British Menu contender Caroline Martins, this take on the Tex-Mex (with a hint of her own Brazilian heritage) is a joyous fusion, perhaps none more so that the Sunday roast burrito. You heard.
Tang is championing the Malatang-style of streetfood from China, and here you can build your own hotpot, loading up with seafood, meats, tofu, super-fresh vegetables and then flood it all with steaming hot broth.
Utter Greek goodness from That Ziki, whether it’s a gyro stuffed with chips, hot meats and yoghurt (seriously what’s not to like) or a stack of crisp halloumi fries. Food of the gods.
What’s Your Beef
What’s Your Beef’s tagline is #ProperTastyBurgers and that pretty much sums it up. Serving delicious eats featuring ethically-sourced meat from award-winning local butchers, you can’t go wrong.
Enjoy a menu of Vietnamese cuisine revolving around authentic Pho noodles using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Oh, and they offer a selection of Oriental cocktails to wash it all down, too.
Rottu Kadai Dosa
South Indian food done right, basically. The main stars of the show are their Dosa’s – thin and savoury crepe-like bites available with a variety of toppings. Delicious!