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Food and drink

Regardless of your budget, taste or appetite, you’ll never be short of food and drink options in Manchester.

The city is a multicultural medley of gastronomic delights, with cuisine from practically every nation. Bustling food markets, Indian street food, loaded burritos – there’s always something new around the corner.

Try the biggest Chinatown in the UK outside London, centred around the impressive imperial arch. Ever popular for its countless restaurants, Asian supermarkets and events, Chinatown fills the area with vibrant colour and flavours.

Rusholme and its celebrated ‘Curry Mile’ sits between our University campus and Fallowfield campus. Explore the countless restaurants and shops catering to the resident South Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

With many cultures rubbing shoulders with one another, it’s no surprise that Manchester has an excellent reputation for food and drink. You’ll find cuisine from practically every culture and to suit any budget

And with local shops and markets close to our campus, it’s easy for you to buy ingredients that you would use at home. Vegetarian, halal and kosher foods are affordable and widely available.

You’ll get a taste of everything during the annual Manchester Food and Drink Festival – put the dates in your diary for when you arrive in town. 

There’s so much to choose from, you’ll still be discovering great new places to eat when you graduate.

Our five top tips

  • Mackie Mayor – Huge array of independent traders in a Grade II-listed hall
  • Bundobust – Veggie-friendly Indian street food Levenshulme Market Countless food options at this weekly gathering
  • Rudy’s Pizza – Get your hands on authentic Neapolitan pizza in the Ancoats neighbourhood or the city centre
  • Grub – A street-food paradise among the railway arches of Piccadilly