Whether you’re lucky enough to have an hour or half an hour allotted to lunch and a few phone calls, Manchester can cater for you. Maybe you’re self-employed so you have even less than that, any way, you need it served hurriedly. And price is a talking point. Mancunians are getting a bit too cool for Subway now. And you’re probably sick of a Boots Meal Deal. However, anyone with any responsibility, can’t afford lunch at MCR House five days a week. So, even if it is just a Friday treat, here’s a few quick AND healthy lunch options that won’t leave your wallets in need of CPR.
1. Katsouris Deli
New York style luncheon (loud and no-nonsense) on the beaten track of Deansgate. This little deli is the cornerstone of any Mancunian’s lunch. You haven’t worked in the city centre very long if you haven’t heard of Katsouris. Despite the noon queues, their hot roast section and salad bar is famously good value and gives decent portions – you can make sure of the salad yourself.
113 Deansgate, M3 2BQ
0161 819 1260
From the streets of Bangkok… new to Spinningfields. Think fun, authentic and tasty Thai street food. Think tasty & affordable lunch, Thai Style! With their ‘Thai Go’ section, it’s convenient for lunch in a hurry. ‘Grab’ and ‘Go’…
The Avenue, Spinningfields, M3 3HF
0161 819 2065
3. Soup Kitchen
Soup Kitchen is a canteen, bar and music venue located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
This kitchen offers freshly cooked food (yes, soup too), award winning wine, up to 6 cask ales, premium beers, a wide range of fresh tea & coffee and free WiFi.
31-33 Spear Street (NQ), M1 1DF
An independent, family run eatery that serves Italian deli such as mozzarella, pesto and cured hams. Now located at the Corn Exchange (Exchange Square) and John Dalton Street, this little delicatessen is a European afternoon in a nutshell.
John Dalton Street and Corn Exchange, Exchange Square.
5. I Am Pho
The only Vietnamese joint in Manchester, if not; Chinatown. Serving healthy South-Asian options (sometimes fiery little beggars) at good value, quicker than you can say ‘love you long time’.
44 George St (Chinatown) M1 4HF
0161 236 1230
6. Superstore NQ
An exciting kitchen in the heart of the northern quarter. Pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or just a coffee!
Have a nosey downstairs for their full service convenience store. including a fee free cash machine, mobile top up and bill payment, if you will.
G18 Smithfield Building, Tib St (NQ), M4 1NB
0161 834 3303