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The Crafty Pig

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Whatever it is you want to eat, you can be sure you’ll find it, or some approximation of it, in the “sweeping array of delicious drinks and scrumptious food” on offer at The Crafty Pig – serving from breakfast right through to nine at night, and most main meals with a drink thrown in.

Brunch (including bottomless) serves up crumpets, the likes of veggie smashed avo and poached eggs or vegan BBQ pulled jackfruit, alongside breakfast on a plate or breakfast in a wrap. Other sarnies include subs and quesadillas – “hot off the press” as the menu quips – with posh fishfingers and Southern fried chicken, aka Cluck It Up. There are small plates, sharers and sides, “tasty tacos”, all-you-can-eat chicken wings and loaded fries. Burgers and hot dogs have meaty and plant-based options. The Bourbon BB King burger matches bacon and a burger cheese slice (we’re not sure either) with sauces and jams made from Bulleit Bourbon; the Keep It Simple lets you pick between either a no-beef burger or a Quorn buttermilk-style fillet and pops it in a toasted bun with iceberg lettuce, chopped onion, gherkin and vegan mayo. Hot dogs are pork or the Moving Mountains brand, in a sub roll with sweet and sour onion, ketchup and French’s, served with skinny fries and BBQ sauce. Pizzas tick the hand-stretched, stonebaked sourdough boxes, and there are meaty, spicy, cheesy and Barbie Chick, with streaky bacon and red onion, drizzled with sticky BBQ sauce, and probably not needing the “pimp your pizza” option. Rated plates include three types of mac’n’cheese, “devilishly hot” peri-peri chicken, hand-battered cod and chunky chips with tartare sauce and garden or mushy peas, and a burrito bowl: a beet tortilla with lightly spiced black bean and pepper rice, and all your salsa, guacamole and sour cream burrito trimmings.

For afters, Nutella, Oreos, Biscoff and cookie dough all feature, but really you can’t beat a wedge of rich chocolate fudge cake, layered with caramel and served with vanilla ice cream.

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  • Good for meat
4 Oldham Street, Manchester, UK
Tel: 0161 238 9012 www.craft-pubs.co.uk/the-crafty-pig-manchester
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