11 Mancunian Dishes That The Whole Fucking World Should Be Eating

Bit o' scran?

Delicious Manc Food

1. Chips and gravy

The number one, undisputed bit o' scran up North.

Testament to the popularity of the dish is the national hysteria caused when a Manchester 'gravy bar' was announced (and subsequent disappointment when it was exposed as a cruel hoax.)

2. Chip barm

Who knew chips and a white bread roll would make such a winning combination? That pile of carbs wrapped in newspaper has become one of the most recognised symbols of this great city.

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3. The cheap and humble pint

While the price of anything (from houses to Sunday roasts) varies greatly between the North and the South, the price of a pint is the barometer to estimate how far North you are. In the North beer generally sets you back just a couple of quid while watching the footy while in the South it’s not unheard of for a round of two beers to cost a tenner (more if you're wearing chinos.)

4. A classic cuppa

The Brexit of the beverage world and the drink that can divide even the most united of nations. You run the risk of tea being chai latte or a lurid shade of green (that's matcha, darling) if you’re in the South, but in the North tea (the hot drink not the evening meal) comes in your nan's extra large mug – the milk isn’t organic and the sugar isn’t raw and every cup says “welcome home."

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5. Eccles cake

A small, round piece of heaven filled with currants and made from flaky, buttery pastry and topped with sugar.

Full of dairy, full of gluten, and full of goodness!

6. Manchester tart

Coconut-y, custard-y goodness in a shortcrust pastry shell with raspberry jam (typically with a cherry on top, you know, because we care about our five-a-day.)

Manc Tart

#manchestertart

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7. Bury black pudding

World-famous, delicious and simple! Need we say more?

Black Pud

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8. Pie barm

Ok, sounds grim, but this delicacy, literally consisting of pie-in-bread and hugely popular in Wigan, is the best hangover cure known to man.

Also known as a 'Stockport kebab' or (as we like to think of it) an edible hug!

#throwback to our #Stockport #kebab ☺️ #piebarm

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It's pie day!!! #pietuesday #dawsons #piebarm

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9. Riley's Manchester sausages

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In the words of the Riley family:

"Our family has been making fine sausages in Manchester since 1956. We use only the finest ingredients and follow our traditional family recipes. We have a dedicated team of 10 staff and supply butchers, bakers, caterers, sports clubs, pubs, restaurants, farmers markets, cafes, catering vans and shops."

10. Heard of Manchester caviar?

Ie mushy peas.

Manchester caviar is the perfect tinned accompaniment to that Friday night chippy. Pop it on a barm with your chips and you're a Northerner through and through.

11. 'The Manchester Egg'

Basically black pud and sausage meat lovingly balled up around a pickled egg, covered in breadcrumbs and deep-fried, this dish captured the heart of the Hairy Bikers - who came to Manchester to showcase their own version!

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Amy

Loves eating cake and baking (skilled at the former, not so great at the latter.) Discovering the vibrant city that is Manchester one burrito at a time.

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