Manchester Christmas Markets 2022 prices for Winter Gardens food and drinks including veggie food

From mulled wine to bratwurst, and beer to churros, find out on what food and drink is on sale - with veggie and vegan options - and how much everything costs at Manchester Christmas Markets’ stalls this year.

There are advent calendars on supermarket shelves, festive adverts on TV and the Manchester Christmas Markets are now open – which means the festive season has officially begun.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Manchester to soak up the Christmassy atmosphere at the markets, which are taking over a big swathe of the city centre. They stretch all the way from Cathedral Gardens, down Market Street and through to Piccadilly Gardens, where the main attraction, the Winter Gardens, is located. There are dozens of stalls selling all kinds of crafts, like Christmas tree decorations, candles and jewellery, but the number one reason people flock to the markets has got to be the food and drink.

As well as the market favourites – gluhwein and bratwurst – there are Greek gyros, roast dinner wraps, paella and pizza to name but a few options. And it’s also a great place to go if you just fancy a hot drink or a warming winter cocktail. New for this year is a giant, cosy Nordic-themed double tipi bar, which has its own fire-pit.

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    If you’re looking to plan your trip to the markets in advance, here’s an idea of how much the festive treats will cost at the Winter Gardens - and check out our guide to all nine Christmas Market locations here.

    Nordic Tipi

    Crunch Korean Gansig

    • Hotdogs (Korean corn dogs)
      • Original – £5
      • Cheese – £6.50 
      • Potato – £6
      • Potato cheese – £7
      • Original half and half – £6
      • Potato half and half – £6.50
    • Twist potato – £5
    • Drinks
      • Bonbon grape juice – £3
      • Korean soft drink – £3
      • Yuja tea (citron) – £3

    The tipi at Manchester Christmas Markets in the Winter Gardens at Piccadilly Gardens Credit: Sofia Fedeczko

    Oi Dumplings

    • Dumplings (choose one kind)
      • Pork and ginger – £11 
      • Chinese chicken curry (halal) – £11
      • Kimchi, peanut, tofu (vegan) – £10
    • Viet chicken loaded wonton skins (“nachos with an Asian twist) – £11
    • Peanut loaded fries (vegan version available) – £7
    • Plain fries – £5

    Eat Greek  – items served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, tzatzki

    • Chicken gyros pitta – £8.50
    • Lamb kofta pitta –  £8.50
    • Halloumi outta – £8.50
    • Jackfruit – £8.50
    • Halloumi fries – £7.50
    • Greek fries – £5
    • Loaded fries (choice of chicken, lamb, halloumi, jackfruit)– £10
    Manchester Christmas Markets in the Winter Gardens at Piccadilly Gardens Credit: Sofia Fedeczko

    Churros

    • Handmade luxury churros with chocolate dipping sauce – £7
    • Churros with biscoff dipping sauce (vegan) – £7
    • Hot Chocolate £3.50
    • Orange hot chocolate £4.50
    • After Eight Mint hot chocolate – £4.50
    • Hot chocolate price do not include mug deposit
    • All served with cream and marshmallows

    Off-piste Bar – card only

    Mug hire – £3

    Glass hire – £2

    • Spirit single £5.50
    • Spirit double £7.50
      • Spiced rum
      • Dark rum
      • Gin
      • Pink gin
      • Jameson
      • Fireball whiskey
      • Brandy
      • Bailey’s
    • Premium spirit single £7
    • Premium spirit double £7.50
      • Courvoisier 
      • Tanqueray Sevilla
      • Edinburgh Gin Liquer
    • Draught – £5.50
      • Off-piste lager
      • Alpine Ale 
      • Weisbier
    • Wine – £5
    • Prosecco/Pink prosecco £6
      • Winter prosecco –£7.50
      • Add shimmer £1
    • Mulled
      • Mulled wine – £5/£5.50
      • Mulled plum cider – £5/£5.50
      • With Disaronno, brandy – £7
      • With whiskey, cognac – £7.50
    • Hot cocktails
      • Spiced rum punch –£8
      • Hot Apple Gin-gle – £8
    • Hot drinks
      • Tea – £2.50
      • Coffee – £3
      • Hot Chocolate – £3.50
        • Plus spirit – +£2.50
        • Premium – +£3.50
      • Toppings £1
      • Christmas syrup – 50p
      • Boozy choctails 
        • Chocolate orange – £7
        • Fireside hot chocolate – £7

    Manchester Christmas Markets 2022: the Winter Gardens at Piccadilly Gardens Credit: Sofia Fedeczko

    Clowbecks Farmhouse Kitchen

    • Cumberland sausage, served in a bap with caramelised onions – £6.50
      • Gluten free sausage  (cooked to order) – £7.50
    • Lancashire cheese potatoes,  (potatoes and onions cooked in a Lancashire cheese sauce, vegetarian) – £6.50
    • Navy mushrooms, cooked in garlic and butter (vegetarian)-- £6.50
    • Drinks (plus mug deposit)
      • Lager £6 (pint), £3 half
      • Mulled wine £5
      • Water £2

    Hog roast and Pig & Barrel bar

    • Hot roast pork rolls (with sage and onion stuffing, apple sauce) – £8
    • Cans of soft drink £2
    • Mulled wine/hot cider – £5 + £3 mug deposit
    • Bar
      • Tea/Espresso/Macchiato – £3
      • All other coffees – £3.50
      • Hot chocolate – £4
      • Lager – half/pint £3/£6
      • Mulled wine and cider – medium/large £5/£6
      • Add 25ml spirit to any drink – +£2.50

    The Dirty Chicken Co.

    • Burgers
      • Mad Mex (salsa, sour cream, guacamole, nacho cheese, jalapeno) – £7.50
      • Chick’n’Rasher (bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, bbq sauce) – £7.50
      • Katsu Chicken (katsu, slaw) – £7.50
      • Something Spicy (lettuce, tomato, mayo) – £6.50
      • Something Simple (tomato, lettuce, mayo) – £6.50
        • Add fries – £4
      • Strips and Fries (with or without spring onions and peppers) – £8
        • No1 Buffalo and ranch sauce 
        • No2 Nacho cheese and BBQ sauce
        • No3 Katsu curry and DC slaw
      • Dirty fries
        • Fries and nacho cheese (with or without spring onions and peppers) – £6
        • Fries and nacho cheese, with BBQ and ranch sauce – £6
        • Seasoned fries – £4
      • Drinks
        • All coffees – £3
        • Hot chocolate – £3
        • Syrup – 50p
        • Tea – £2
        • Bottles – £2.50
        • Cans, water, Ribena – £1.50

        Alpine Desserts (cash and card)

        • Cookie dough
          • All desserts served with ice cream
          • Slutty brownie (milk chocolate cookie dough, topped with a slab of chocolate brownie, with peanut and oreo crumb) – £8
          • Nuts about cookie dough (milk chocolate cookie dough, topped with peanut butter and Reese’s Pieces) – £7
          • Absolutely Cookie’d (milk chocolate cookie dough, nutella, oreo crumb) – £7
          • Loaded Lotus (milk chocolate cookie dough, Lotus biscuit sauce, Lotus crumb) – £7
          • Plain Jane (milk chocolate cookie dough and vanilla ice cream) – £6.50
        • Brownies
          • Cookies and cream (brownie, white chocolate sauce, oreo biscuits) – £7
          • Snickers (brownie, peanut butter, salter caramel sauce) – £7
        • Milkshakes
          • Oreo (made vanilla ice cream, whipped cream)
        • Hot Chocolate (plus mug deposit)
          • Luxury milk chocolate (cream, mini marshmallow) – £3.50
          •  Mistletoe and mint (with peppermint syrup, whipped cream, flake) – £4.50
          • It’s Not Terry’s It’s Mine – (whipped cream, orange) – £4.50

        Amsterdam Frites

        • Loaded Fries (all £10, skin-on fries)
          • Dutch chicken
          • Beef brisket
          • Manc Poutine (chips, cheese, gravy)
          • Falafel
        • Fries and sauce (regular/large– £5.50/£7)
          • Ketchup
          • Mayo
          • Pitta
          • Cheese
          • Satay
          • BBQ

      Parmogeddon

        (all include buttermilk chicken fillets crumbed and fried, bechamel sauce, melted cheese)

        • Classic parmo and chips (drizzled in garlic sauce) – £11
          • Veggie option also available with “This isn’t chicken”
        • Christmas parmo (with pigs in blankets, stuffing, gravy) – £12
        • Parmo butty (on a toasted brioche bun, pickled slaw, garlic sauce) –£8
          • Veggie option also available with “This isn’t chicken”
          • Add seasoned chips – +£3
        • Brie and bacon butty (on a toasted brioche bun, pickled slaw, bacon, brie and cranberry sauce) – £9
        • Pigs and Stuffing butty (on a toasted brioche bun, pickled slaw, pigs in blankets, deep fried stuffing
          • Add seasoned chips – +£3
        • Sides
          • Cheesy pigs in blankets, stuffing, gravy – £6
          • Garlic butter parmesan chips – £5
          • Homemade seasoned chips – £4

        Vegan Bratwurst

        (100% vegan, seitan, served in a vegan brioche bun)

        • Plain bratwurst – £7
        • Cheesy bratwurst (with vegan cheese sauce, sauerkraut, pickles) – £8.50
        • Katsu curry bratwurst (with katsu curry sauce, spring onion, crispy onion) – £8.50
        • Chilli cheese bratwurst (with chilli non-carne, vegan cheese sauce, jalapenos) – £9.50
        • Fries – £3.50
        • Chilli cheese fries (with chilli non-carne, vegan cheese sauce, jalapenos) – £6.50
        • Soft drinks – £3
        • Red velvet cake – £3.50

        Brook’s Mill (bar)

        • Prosecco/Rose prosecco – £5
          • Dash of fruity gin (plum, rhubarb, sweet violet, cherry sparkle) – £6.50
        • Gin and Tonic – single/double, £6.50/£8.50
          • Bombay Sapphire
          • Gordon’s Pink
          • Bloom
          • Sherbert Lemon
          • Sweet violet
          • Raspberry
          • Plum and vanilla
          • Hendrick’s
            • Choose from premium Indian tonic, light tonic, ginger ale, rose lemonade
        • Seasonal specials (regular/large)
          • Mulled wine – £5/£6
          • Gingerbread gin – £6/£7
          • Hot whiskey – £6/£7
          • Hot spiced cider – £5/£6
        • Coffee with a shot – £5
          • Coffees – latte, cappuccino, americano, espresso, mocha
          • Tipple – Bailey’s, amaretto, rum, brandy, whiskey, Malibu, Kahlua, Cointreau
        • Gingerbread latte – £3.50
        • Caramel latte – £3.50
        • Tea – £2
        • Ghirardelli hot chocolate – £3
          • Add a shot (Bailey’s, amaretto, rum, brandy, whiskey, Malibu, Kahlua, Cointreau) – £5

        Winter Ale House

        • Apple or fruit cider (4.5%) – £5.50 (pint)
        • Manchester Craft Lager (4.7%) – £5.50 (pint)
        • Cask cider (6%) – £6 (pint)
        • Red, white, rose wine – £6
        • Cold Cheeky Vimto – £6
        • Hot Vimto cocktail (rum or gin) – £6
        • Hot/cold vimto (non-alcoholic) – £3

        MARKET STREET

        Dock 53 (bar)

        • Mulled wine (traditional or cherry) – £5
          • Add a shot (gin, whisky, rum, vodka, Jaeger) – £7.50
        • Mulled Morgan’s (mulled wine, Captain Morgan’s dark rum, spices) – £6.50
        • Hot buttered rum – (butter, rum, cream, spices) – £7
        • Hot Vimto (with shot of Jaeger, gin or rum) – £5.50
        • Hot orange with shot of Jaeger, gin or rum) –  £5,50
        • Wonky Bar Hotails – £7
          • Mulled cider, Cointreau, raspberry
          • Mulled cider, Drambuie, mixed spice
          • Mulled cider, Jaeger, cinnamon, orange
        • Apple moonshine
          • Hot apple juice, rum, Christmas spice
        • Mulled cider – half/pint, £3/£6
          • Merry mixed spice
          • Rudolph raspberry
          • Santa strawberry
          • Cracker sour cherry
          • Dasher dark fruit
        • Mulled gin (hot apple juice, gin, mixed spice) – £6.50
        • Draught cider and beers – £5-6

        Rogue Pizza

        • The Plain One (tomato base, mixed cheese blend, fresh tomato, herbs) – £10
        • The BBQ One (BBQ base, mixed cheese, chicken, sweetcorn, chopped onion) – £12
        • The Meaty One (tomato base, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, pepperoni, ham, BBQ chicken) – £12
        • The Hawaiian One (tomato base, cheese, chopped pineapple, diced ham) – £12
        • The Veggie One (tomato base, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, sweetcorn, chopped onion, mushrooms) – £12
        • The Cheesy One (tomato base, mozzarella, cheddar brie, stilton) – £12
        • The Spicy One – (tomato base, jalapenos, ham, sriracha sauce) – £12
          • Extra topping – £1

        Solidarnosci (Polish cafe)

        Range of hot drinks and cakes. Price range £2.50-£5

        The Simple Greek (cash only)

        • Pita gyros (chicken, tomato, cucumber, peppers, garlic sauce, pita, chips) – £9
        • Vegetarian pita (halloumi, tomato, cucumber, peppers, garlic sauce, pita, chips) – £7
        • Spicy pita gyros (chicken, jalapenos, tomato, cucumbers, peppers, spicy sauce, onion, garlic sauce) – £9
        • XXL chicken wrap (big portion of chicken, full range of salad, garlic sauce) – £9
        • Big gyros plate (chicken gyros, chips, salad, sauce) – £9
        • Greek salad (feta, tomato, cucumber, peppers, red onion, green and black olives, olive oil, oregano, chicken) – £7
        • Gyros salad (gyros chicken, red onion, sweetcorn, peppers, greek yoghurt, ketchup) – £7
        • Chips and cheese – £5
        • Extra veg/ extra chicken – £2

        Triple B

        • Bagels 
          • Grill melt (cured hot salt beef, grilled swiss cheese, jalapeno, pickle, house sauce, mustard) – £8.50
          • Christmas reuben (smoked pastrami, stuffing patty, hash brown, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, cranberry) – £9.50
          • Fried Camembert (vegetarian) (fried Camembert, red onion chutney, tomato sauce, winter sauce, stilton mayo) – £8
        • Burgers
          • Pastrami burger (melted American cheese , pastrami, Russian dressing, sauerkraut) – £9.50
          • Triple B (American cheese, onion, pickle, house sauce, ketchup) – £8.50
        • Fries
          • French fries (skin-on, seasoning) – £4
          • Goofie fries (pastrami, garlic, cheese sauce, coriander – £6
          • Angel fries (truffle oil, parmesan, parsley, truffle mayo) – £6

        Another couple to add to the ones that are near the Tipi

        PANC (vegan, plant-based)

        • Bratwurst
          • Festive dawg (grilled sausage, honey-glazed grilled onions, ketchup, mustard) – £8
          • Big dawg (grilled sausage, lettuce, cheese, bacon, BBQ, PANC sauce)
        • Fries – £3
          • Add bacon or cheese – £2 each
          • Add pickles, jalapenos, salad, dips – £1 each
        • Burgers (all come on colourful breads)
          • PANC burger (cheese, tomato, pickles, PANC sauce) – £8
          • Bacon BBQ cheese burger (cheese, bacon, raw onion, lettuce, BBQ sauce, PANC sauce) – £10
          • Gar-licker burger – (cheese, bacon, tomato, spinach, red onion, pickles, PANC garlic mayo) – £10
          • Kofte kebab (served on naan, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, PANC garlic mayo) – £12
          • Chick’n pieces with fries (panko chick’n pieces with fries, sauce of your choice) – £10

        Yum Yum

        • Chimney cake (coated in cinnamon, with soft serve vanilla ice cream and sauce) – £10
        • Chimney cake (coated in cinnamon) 
          • x1 – £5
          • x3 – £13.50
        • Soft serve ice cream in a tub – £5
        • Sauces – £1
          • Biscoff
          • Chocolate
          • Caramel
          • Strawberry
          • Nutella
        • Toppings – £1
          • Chopped nuts
          • Biscoff crumbles
          • Oreo crumbles
          • Strawberry dust
          • Sprinkles