Manchester Christmas Markets
Manchester Christmas Markets unveiled their newest site, the Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens this year - and there is plenty on offer for foodies.
Piccadilly Gardens was transformed into one of the six markets locations for 2021. While the other five locations have finished now, the Winter Gardens attraction will stay open til 3 January 2022.
Whether you fancy a Christmas tipple, a warming brew or some street food, we’ve picked out the prices for some popular items at a number of the stalls there to give you a flavour ahead of your visit.
The Winter Gardens are open at the following times:
- Christmas Eve: 10am to 5pm
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Boxing Day: 10am to 5pm
- 27 December: 10am to 7.30pm (Bank Hol)
- 28 December: 10am to 7.30pm (Bank Hol)
- 29 December: 10am to 7.30pm
- 30 December: 10am to 7.30pm
- 31 December: 10am to 5pm
- 1 January: 10am to 5pm (Bank Hol)
- 2 January: 10am to 5pm
Coffee £3; coffee with a shot £5, gingerbread latte £3.50, caramel latte £3.50, tea £2, hot chocolate £3.
Mulled wine £5, gingerbread gin £6, prosecco £5.
Price range £2.50-8.50
Including hot cocktails £8, mulled wine £4.50, spiced rum punch £7.
Off Piste Bar
Price range £4.50-7.50
Including pint of beer £5, plum cider £4.50, mulled wine £4.50, shots from £5.
There are tons of stalls on offer to meet all tastes and dietary requirements; here are a few that caught our eye.
The popular Greek stall makes a return again this year.
Price range: £5-£10. Vegetarian, vegan and halal options available
What’s on offer: Chicken Gyros Pitta- Mediterranean chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion, tzatzki on a warm Greek pitta £8.50
Lamb Kofa pitta- Spicy lamb, lettuce, tomato, red onion, tzatzki on a warm Greek pita £8.50
Halloumi Pitta (vegetarian)- Grilled halloumi, red pepper hummus, lettuce, tomato, red onion, tzatzki on a warm Greek pita- £8.50
Jack Fruit (vegan pulled pork)- BBQ jack fruit, lettuce, tomato, red onion on a warm Greek pitta £8.50
Halloumi Fries- Grilled halloumi on a bed of salad drizzled with mint yogurt and pomegranates £7.50
Greek Fries- Fries seasoned with oregano served with a side of salad and tzatzki sauce £5
Loaded Fries (large tray)- Oregano fries with side salad topped with choice of chicken, lamb kofta, halloumi or jack fruit, garnished with tzatzki or mint yogurt £10
Vegans and vegetarians need not miss out on bratwurst: this stall is all vegan and they have bread buns in every colour of the rainbow!
Price range: £5-£12
What’s on offer:
- Vegan Bratwurst
- Shawarma kebab
- Loaded fries
Clowbecks Farmhouse Kitchen
Hearty fayre for a cold day or night, with veggie options available.
Price range £3-5.50.
Including: Cumberland sausage in a long bap with caramelised onions £5.50
Lancashire cheese potatoes £5.50
Traditional black peas £3.
Loop Churros and Hot Drinks
Enjoy a sweet treat with these traditional Spanish snacks.
Price range £3.50-£6.50
Including: 6’ homemade churros with chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar £6; s’mores £6.50 and hot chocolates.
Koehler Kusse Luxury Chocolate Cakes
Koehler Kusse have returned this year with their popular German style cakes imported from Germany.
Price range: 12 for £10 offer.
What’s on offer: They offer a range of flavours including cappuccino, honey and almond, Ferrero Rocher and coconut.
The Cheshire Cheese Company
A fab selection for the cheeselovers among you.
Priced at 1 for £4.50, 3 for £12, 4 for £15, 6 for £20.
Range includes: Wensleydale and cranberry; Wincle ale and mustard medium cheddar; Smokey tomato and garlic cheddar; Chilli, lime and tequila cheddar; Caramelised onion and rioja (red wine) cheddar and gin and lemon Cheshire cheese