The Arndale Market transformed itself into a food hall long before the trend took off. It’s been there for yonks as a produce market of course – and you’ll still find well-regarded butchers, greengrocers and fishmongers there. But you’ll also find fragrant and varied dishes from around the world, either to eat on-the-hoof or in its seating area.
Hunger-beating snacks and dishes include gigantic sandwiches from Stockport favourites Rack, South American stews from Little Piece of Bahia, and soul-warming ramen bowls from Tokyo Tokyo. For sweet treats and desserts, your options include smoothies, milkshakes, crepes, cakes and pastel de nata.
And it’s not just food; there’s stalls stocked with everything from jewellery, clothing and footwear to technology, hair and beauty services.