Manchester Cheap Eats: Arndale Market

A new series exploring our city's best meals that come under £7.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 17 May 2023

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Our first episode looks at what Arndale Market has to offer – a place that wasn’t really on anyone’s radar a few years ago, but now has a reputation for being one of the city’s best spots to grab lunch. This is all down to a surge of contemporary street food traders that are doing amazing things from their small spaces.

Walking round the market you can truly get a culinary tour of the world, finding the city’s most authentic Mexican food, the freshest oysters to be shucked and hearty dishes from a brother and sister team who have modernised their parents’ traditional Chinese recipes.

What we ate in this episode…

Viet Shack: Lemongrass Chicken Burger (£4)
Salt & Pepper: Salt & Pepper Chicken + Chips (£6)
Wholesome Junkies: Kentucky Fried Cauliflower Burger (£6.50)
Holy Crab: 3 Lindisfarne Oysters (£7)
Blue Caribou: La Classique Poutine (£5.50)
Pancho’s Burritos: Pork Chipotle Burrito (£6.80)

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