Before there was Mackie Mayor, there was Altrincham Market. It opened in 2014 after a £175k renovation. It is home to 10 independent food operators. Credit: Marketing ManchesterBefore there was Mackie Mayor, there was Altrincham Market. It opened in 2014 after a £175k renovation. It is home to 10 independent food operators. Credit: Marketing Manchester
Before there was Mackie Mayor, there was Altrincham Market. It opened in 2014 after a £175k renovation. It is home to 10 independent food operators. Credit: Marketing Manchester | Marketing Manchester

11 best Greater Manchester food halls to grab a delicious bite to eat including Mackie Mayor & Freight Island

With lots of choice all under one roof, food halls are a great way to eat out and these are our current favourites in Greater Manchester.

Over recent years, food halls have been popping up all over Greater Manchester. The concept is simple – they bring together several food and drink vendors, usually local and independent businesses, under one roof, offering guests much more variety than traditional restaurants.

The trend in Manchester appears to have started with Altrincham Market, opened in 2014. Since then, several have opened in the city centre and surrounding towns, such as Stretford, Sale and Stockport.

Last week alone, plans for new food halls were announced at Salford Quays and First Street in the city centre. Elsewhere, it looks like Wythenshawe, Bolton and Oldham will also be welcoming food halls to their town centres in the near future.

Here’s a round-up of some of the existing food halls in Greater Manchester and what you can expect from them.

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