The 29 Best Manchester City Centre Lunch Spots Open Right Now

From burritos to brunch and everything in between!

By Alex Watson | March 22nd '21

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Federal
NQ & Deansgate
If you’re late for breakfast or just prefer all-day lunch, Federal will always be a shout. You definitely already know how banging their brunch dishes and coffee is. Available for takeaway at the Northern Quarter and Deansgate site and delivery via Deliveroo.

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Foundation Coffee House
Lever Street 
Operating with a slightly reduced menu of sandwiches and ‘build your own breakfast’ butties from 10am. Open until 2pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends.

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Just Between Friends
NQ & Ancoats
If you’re after a light lunch that’s easy to eat on the go, Just Between Friends has three bagels on the menu. Choose from avo, lemon & chilli, hot smoked salmon & cream cheese or 3 cheese & ham.

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Ezra & Gil
NQ
Served from 12pm,  Ezra & Gil’s lunch menu includes everything from soup to toasted flatbreads. You can also get poke-style bowls made with premium sushi rice

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Salt & Pepper MCR
Arndale Market
Popular haunt in Arndale Market, you’ll be hard-pressed to get to Salt & Pepper and not have to queue for a couple of minutes its that popular. But good things come to those who wait and it’s in the form of salt and pepper chips and chicken. Walk-ins only, open 12pm-5pm Monday to Saturday.

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Feel Good Club
Collect the lunch menu goes live every day at 12 and is updated daily with their new offerings.

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Greek Grill House
Great Northern
Open every day from 11am serving up absolutely mega pork, chicken and halloumi wraps and boxes.

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Viet Shack
Arndale & Ancoats
Both Viet Shack stores are open for takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo serving up all the usual favourites. There’s Surf and Turf Noodles, Veganese Mama Bowls, loaded fries and delicious burgers

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Hip Hop Chip Shop
Ancoats
Available for a short but sweet amount of time between 12 and 2pm every Thursday and Friday. There’s even their £6 lunch deal which sees boxes of chips and a wrap or butty all served with mushy peas, curry or gravy.

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Dunkin’ Burgers 
Arndale Market 
Operating at Vietshack’s kitchen from 11:30 Monday – Sunday in the Arndale Market. Massive burgers served with a whole pot of gravy for dunkin’. Delicious. Also available for delivery on Deliveroo.

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The Green Lab
Northern Quarter
NQ Newbie, The Green Lab serves up health lunch alternatives from wraps to salads and heart-warming broths. Available 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.

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Coffee B
A relative newbie on the Manchester Brunch scene, Coffee B serves up ‘Bocadillo’s’ stuffed with the likes of calamari, homemade meatballs and Iberico Spanish chorizo.

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Another Heart to Feed
Northern Quarter
Serving up sandwiches, pastries and cakes all from the new NQ restaurant. They’ve also got a bottle shop so you can pick up a nice rouge for later.

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Soul Coffee
NQ
Brunch, desserts, gelato and shakes available from 12 until 5:30 every weekday. Pick up or get delivery on Deliveroo and Just Eat.

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Grindsmith
Media City
Manchester’s coffee giant serving up coffee and classic brunch dishes via Deliveroo. Open until 3:45pm, you can grab quick breakfasts like a bacon butty, sandwiches and brunch classics like eggs benny.

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3 Hands Deli 
Great Northern
Brand new toastie shop down near Deansgate complete with freshly baked bread and a cheese store so you can take some home with you. Sandwiches change daily so check their menus below.

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Yadgar Cafe
Northern Quarter
Serving up a limited menu throughout lockdown, Thomas Street’s famous Yadgar’s has all your rice and three needs.

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Trove
Ancoats
Currently operating as takeaway only, the Ancoats institution has all your brunch needs on their seasonal menu. You can keep it simple with bacon butties or go all out brunch with a ‘Kimcheese’ sandwich. Open until 2:30pm.

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Yard & Coop
Northern Quarter
‘Cluck & Collect’ and delivery is available via Deliveroo from March 25th serving up all your fried chicken faves.

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The Pitta Shop @ Evelyn’s 
Northern Quarter
Available at Evelyn’s every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm, The Pitta Shop is a new concept from head chef Phil. It’s only available for a limited time throughout lockdown so it is definitely worth a try!

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Herbivorous Food
Ancoats
Operating as a micro restaurant and takeaway in Ancoats seven days a week serving up all sorts of vegan delights including Buffalo Wings with Cheesy Fries.

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Fuku Food 
Northern Quarter
Operating as a pop up at Shack, Fuku is serving up all their usual delights from the NQ. Open from 12 most days, with a range of burgers, platters and Asian tapas to chose from for collection or delivery.

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Bada Bing
Piccadilly
Freshly baked bread and massive ‘two fisted’ sandwiches stuffed with the likes of Crispy Pork Belly, Mushroom Shwarma and Chicago Hot Beef. You can pre-order from 4pm the day before collection.

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Panchos Burritos
Arndale Market
Established in 2009, you know you’re in good hands when it comes to burritos at Panchos. Massive, tasty and packed full of real good grub.

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South Manny Flavaz
Deansgate
The new Deansgate site is now open from 12pm to 12am serving up all your fried halal chicken, chips and burger needs.

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Eat n Sweet 
Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter’s answer to real Jamaican street food, Eat n Sweet is open from 12 and available on all Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

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Cafe Marhaba
Northern Quarter
Open from 12 every day for takeout or delivery on Just EAt, Cafe Marhaba is authentic Pakistani cuisine on Back Piccadilly.

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Platzki
Deansgate
Modern Polish cuisine including chicken and whole duck leg broth, fish of the day and plenty of other classic dishes. Available Friday and Saturdays.

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Rustica
Northern Quarter 
A real gem in the NQ, Rustica serves up everything you could ever need from a classic butty shop.

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