Photo Diary: The Kitchens, Manchester

Work / life balance can be tricky and mine certainly hasn’t been ideal of late, with my poor little blog suffering. So I have decided that rather than sit on posts until I get the time to write something long and meaningful, sometimes I can probably say it with pictures instead. So this photo diary format is ideal and I will intersperse more recipes and articles when I get the time.

My first Yelp event a few weeks ago was at The Kitchens in Manchester’s Spinningfields. I haven’t been back to The Kitchens since an early visit when it opened so it was good to come back and see what’s changed.

If you don’t know The Kitchens it is an incubation unit for street food traders. At the end of a year one will be offered a permanent spot in Spinningfields. Each and every one of them was so passionate about what they are doing and the food they are producing. Photo Diary The Kitchens Manchester

I was thrilled to see that Dim Sum Su has joined the fold. I’ve been eating her food via Bolton Food Fest and the Beat Street events for a few years. If you ever see her and she has duck spring rolls, buy them all! This time, she had amazing bao with pork belly.

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Pork belly bao

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Delicious dim sum

I could have talked all night to Aarti from Chaat Cart. Not only does she make great Bhel Puri – my favourite dish of the night – but she loves to bake, so that makes her my new best friend. If her chai energy balls are on the counter I can tell you that one would get you through a gym sesh with a smile on your face.

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Aarti and Terry (just visible) from Chaat Cart

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*The* best food of the night – fresh, crunchy, tasty

Bangers and Bacon have branched out into breakfasts, and beef! They took over the vacant spot next to them and created Well Hung for steak and chips done exceptionally. Photo Diary The Kitchens Manchester

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Light box envy

Oh and they created a Cuban sandwich which I recently discovered via the film Chef and it tastes just as the film led me crave!

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The Cuban

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Pass the salt!


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Nasi Lemak were dishing up mouthwatering Malaysian food

Read my original Yelp review here.

The Kitchens are only here until Summer – don’t say I didn’t warn you.



Posted by Claire

She eats. She drinks. She cooks. She travels. She learns. She tastes. She bakes. A foodie with exceptional taste! Always looking for the best food and drink producers from far and wide. Chocolate brownie queen. Judge: International Cheese Awards. Cheese fiend! Travel lover. What better way to discover new food, than to travel to it. Massive fan of The Archers. Crazy cat lady and proud. NW England / Manchester / UK Twitter & Insta: She_Eats_Blog Facebook: SheEatsBlog

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