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Hatch in Manchester: Everything you need to know

Just landed in Manchester and looking for the coolest places to visit during your time at uni? Then you’ve come to the right place. Look no further than Hatch in Manchester , a cool award-winning food, drink and retail hotspot.

Hatch is located under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Road (under the flyover) and is home to over 30 independent traders with places to eat, drink and shop. Traders rotate frequently so there’s always new things to explore and you’ll never get bored. Check out what’s on offer:

FUKU Hatch
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Hatch brings together Manchesters greatest independent food traders, who bring an exquisite variety of street food to the city.

Be transported to a cool shack in Far East Asia with this delicious Asian street food. The menu changes by season but expect traditional rice bowls and mega sharing feasts. Be seated to the aromas of fresh garlic and chillis cooking away and know you’ll shortly be in for a mouth-watering Asian feast. 

T’arricrii brings the essence of Sicily to Manchester, offering an authentic Sicilian experience.

Grandad’s Sausages

They won the Manchester food and drinks festival street food trader of the year in 2019, and it’s easy to see how with their mouthwatering gourmet hotdogs. They use only to finest ingredients including outdoor reared pork.


Mezze brings Cyprian food to Hatch. All ingredients are halal and made right in front of your eyes by a father and daughter duo. Enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean, combined with Turkish treats like homemade falafel, flatbreads and extras like crispy halloumi, and copious amounts of homemade humous.

Abeja Tapas Bar

This is the smallest tapas bar in Manchester and the food is insanely good, with fresh, seasonal ingredients oozing authentic and delicious flavours.

Rey Del Cerdo

If you’re a taco lover then this is the place for you. Located in their vibrant courtyard, Rey Del Cerdo operates with the belief that there is always room for a taco and a couple of shots! We can get on board with that!

The Veggie Deli

This gem is for our vegetarian and vegan friends. The Veggie Deli brings vegan wraps and loaded salad boxes. If you’re looking for something sweeter, then give their vegan brownies a try, they are insanely delicious. 


Parmogeddon offers something for everyone, whether you’re vegan or a meat lover. A parmo is “fried chicken goodness, covered in a rich, creamy béchamel, topped with a serious helping of cheese and shoved under the grill until melted and gooey. Perfect with chips and garlic sauce”.


KBOM merges the flavours of Brazil with the traditional food of Portugal. Expect to be blown away by this diverse menu.


This is a plant-based eatery for all our vegan friends. The menu changes regularly but currently you can expect Hoisin ‘duck’ wrap (homemade seitan ‘duck’ served with red peppers, spring onion, lettuce, hoisin sauce and vegan mayo) OR Burget stack (served in a brioche bun with tomato, lettuce and gherkins), plus much more.

Electrik Box Hatch
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Hatch brings you some of the best independent quirky drink traders, including these must-tries:


Takk is an espresso bar to keep you caffeinated 7 days a week. Grab a drink to takeaway or drink in.


Öl is Takk’s baby brother, a nano brewery and keg bar. Kick back with pals and enjoy a selection of beers from some of the best breweries in the world.

Electrik Box

This place has one of the best jukeboxes in town and has 10 lines of draught & craft beer,  and wines & ciders. They even have arcade games and darts. There truly is never a dull moment with Electrik box!

Number 8

Into your cocktails? Then this is the place for you. Their menu is centred around eight cocktails, made using locally produced spirits and fresh botanicals. The surroundings add to the magic, situated in an open air roof terrace.


A Tiki Dive bar with a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits. If you’re into live music then this is the place for you, offering regular live music events.


Vin-yard will fill any wine craving, offering wines by the glass or bottle. They bring affordable, vegan-friendly wines to drink in or take away.

Suzy Loves Milo Hatch
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Hatch brings you the very best independent creators and makers. From vintage clothing to tattoo parlours and trendy hairdressers, Hatch really does offer everything you’ll need for a fun filled day out.

Offering upcycled vintage clothing from across the globe.

Black Square Beer

Black Square beer stock craft beers from a range of independent breweries.

The Portland Barbers

When we said Hatch has everything you need, we really meant it. These independent hairdressers are a trendy addition to the community with their male grooming expertise.

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