The best pies in Manchester are a flaky bunch. While some uphold traditional techniques that would make your nan proud, others have taken classic flavours to the next level with creative, vegan and even boozy additions. The combination of filling and buttery crust make these pies the perfect comfort food indulgence.

Here’s a list of the best places to enjoy them, just in time for British Pie Week (6th-12th March). Those who are about to eat pie, we salute you.

1Pie and Ale

The pastry here is flaky and the flavour combinations are second to none. The menu is choc full of classics like steak and ale and cheese and onion as well as some more exotic specialities like the vegan butternut squash and kale served in a rich tomato and red wine sauce. They also have a snazzy specials board which has been known to offer up more fare such as exotic crocodile and even zebra pies. From £8.95.
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2Pieminster

3Sam’s Chop House

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5Robinsons Bakery

If you’re hankering for a buttery crust melt in the mouth pork pie, there’s really no other option. Robinsons Bakery have a food stall at the Piccadilly Gardens street food market every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Get yourself down this week and tell them we sent you. From £5.

6Great Northern Pie Co

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