The UoM Food Market runs at the University of Manchester every Tuesday from 11:30am – 2:30pm. It is set up on Bridgeford Street, next to the Manchester Museum so it’s quite easy to locate. The UoM Food Market is basically Levenshulme market but with just food!
Each week, the rotation of stalls changes so you get a wide range of foods to try. There’s something for everyone as there’s street food across different continents as well as sweet and savoury. Prices for a meal is about £4 – £7, with desserts and drinks at around £2. The list of traders is updated on their website in advance, so you can check it out before deciding to pop down.
There’s a lot to choose from, but my absolute favourites are Nila’s Burmese Kitchen and Ginger’s Comfort Emporium. Nila’s food has really lovely flavours which bring warmth and comfort, perfect for typical British weather. Ginger’s market themselves as ice cream for adults as Claire experiments with unique flavours yielding wonderful creations such as white chocolate and cardamom sorbet. Don’t worry though! She also does very awesome vanilla and chocolate ice cream! There are also some vegan-friendly flavours.
I thoroughly recommend visiting this market as a whole. The only negative thing I have to say are the dates the markets run until; it would have been nice to see them run longer into the Summer months. I believe this is because the markets are largely targetted at students, which is a shame.
If you’re interested in local crafts, check out their other markets located at Levenshulme station every Saturday 10am – 4pm. Come along and support the local community!
Address: UoM Food Market Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9QQ
Address: Levenshulme Market, Stockport Rd, Manchester, United Kingdom
Wendy at Daisies and Pie27th April 2016 at 11:33 am
Ooooh this looks a really great place to visit! I didn’t even know about it. Definitely going to make time to visit and that curry looks fab!
Elsa Lee28th April 2016 at 11:09 am
I do look forward to it every Tuesday, just something different along the Oxford Road corridor!
Lauren king27th April 2016 at 12:18 pm
I definetly need to visit this! I’m a student too and food can be so expensive!
Elsa Lee28th April 2016 at 11:10 am
Indeed! If money is an issue, I recommend the desserts as the brownies from Lush Brownies are £1.50 a slice and the ice cream at Ginger’s Comfort Emporium are £2.50 for a scoop.
Sochal7th August 2017 at 1:51 pm
Looks tasty! Great that there’s vegan options too! We’ll have to check this out 🙂
Sochal – The Healthy Social Network
Elsa Eats14th August 2017 at 8:20 pm
Levenshulme market is still going strong. The University market should be back in September 🙂
Interview with Ginger's Comfort Emporium's Claire Kelsey - Elsa Eats10th January 2021 at 7:14 pm
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