The 29 Best Manchester City Centre Lunch Spots Open Right Now

From burritos to brunch and everything in between!

By Alex Watson | Last updated 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. Order Now
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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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 Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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


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


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 Find Out More   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. Find Out More   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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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


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. Order Now   Yard & Coop Northern Quarter 'Cluck & Collect' and delivery is available via Deliveroo from March 25th serving up all your fried chicken faves. Find Out More  


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! Find Out More  


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. Find Out More   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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More  


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. Find Out More   May be an image of 1 person and smiling 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. Order Now   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. Find Out More   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. Find Out More   Rustica Northern Quarter  A real gem in the NQ, Rustica serves up everything you could ever need from a classic butty shop. Find Out More