Baohouse are hanging up their apron strings today after two years at Mackie Mayor.

They will be taking a step back from their Taiwanese bun offering to focus on their three other kitchens/bakeries; Wolfhouse Bakery (still at Mackie) and Wolfhouse Kitchen and Bakery in Market House, Altrincham.

Thai vendor Chilli B will be taking over their spot in the food hall will with a Bangkok-style street food concept.

A regularly changing menu will take inspiration from chef May Wakefield’s memories of learning to cook with her mother.

Expect dishes like goyteow nam (noodle soup), kow man gai (steamed chicken on rice), and kow soi (yellow curry noodles).

Baohouse at Mackie Mayor is closing - say hello to Thai street food vendor Chilli B I Love Manchester

May and her husband Steven are also behind the Thai restaurant chain Chilli Banana with five successful restaurants in Cheshire, Manchester, and Liverpool.

Mackie Mayor founders Nick Johnson and Jenny Thompson first crossed paths with them years before, however, when May and Steve worked at Chiang Rai Thai restaurant.

After years of frequenting each other’s establishments, working together seemed a logical next step.

“I am proud and pleased to be working with Nick and Jenny for the first time after knowing each other for so many years,” said May. 

“We’ve admired the Altrincham Market House and Mackie Mayor model for some time and had always been interested in an opportunity to try something new where we could concentrate solely on the creativity of food.” 

Chilli B will serve lunch and dinner every Tuesday – Thursday from midday until 10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12pm – 11pm and Sundays until 6pm.

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