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Top store recommendations from locals

Café
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“Don't be surprised if there's a queue to get in here. Breakfast time will be busy all through the weekend.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Store
“Victorian setting for artists' studios with contemporary jewellery, ceramics and art for sale.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“The cutest, kitschiest shop, full of everything you didn't know you needed. Particularly good at Christmas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Great place for breakfast and coffee. Also a lovely place to hang out and have a chat or get some work done. Only 3 minuites walk away!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Afro-Caribbean barbers and beauty supplies. Also more nails shops here but not as good as L1 nails. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place to try traditional pies with a twist. Their pies are tasty, filling and very affordable. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A family run business with an emphasis on fresh, good quality ingredients and authentic Italian service. All of the pasta is home made and some of it is even vegan! There are some classics on the menu but also some slightly out there dishes but rest assured, all of them are utterly fantastic. Situated right next to the northern quarter, this is a great place to start your evening before heading out to the bars or to the cinema at the Printworks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“CFCCA is the national lead in bringing Chinese contemporary art and visual culture to UK. For over 30 years CFCCA has led the UK in programming, showcasing and supporting artists from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the diaspora. Through a rich programme of exhibitions, events, residencies, collaborations and research projects we explore and question the notion of Chineseness.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“The best coffee in Manchester can be found here and we regularly visit. Fresh food and pastries as well as cakes. The coffee is roasted inside so you can often smell/taste coffee in the air nearby and when visiting. They often put on coffee tasting sessions and sometimes supper clubs.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Grab a coffee and chill by the window with and look out onto the bustling streets of NQ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“A quirky record store that has been around for over 40 years, it is considered something of a Manchester icon. Always a great place to go and lose yourself in the maze of vinyl records available to buy. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Long-established store stocking comprehensive range of arts and crafts materials, plus haberdashery.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“Co-op and Tesco just around the corner. Across the street you will find veggie stand with fresh produce and organic food selection”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Looking for a late-night cuppa and maybe a slice to go with it? Chapter one should be your first stop. Open until midnight every night serving the usual drinks and usually with a selection of 3+ vegan cakes including brownies. Really chill atmosphere, great for working or meeting friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great little hidden place for the most amazing pies, atmosphere and drinks!”
  • 3 locals recommend