This Bakery Pop Up In Piccadilly Is Sensational
Their tarts are fast gaining fame!
Robinsons is a sixth generation, family-run, craft bakery in Failsworth and also pops up in the city centre at Piccadilly Market.
Established in 1864, they still use the same methods to this day - and they're so unique that they could show the city's hipsters a thing or two...
They proudly bake one of the biggest selections of cakes and pastries in the north, and many of them are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Feast your eyes on these babies...
If sweet things don't take your fancy there are a ton of pies and flavoursome quiches on offer. Lancashire cheese and red onion is particularly divine and the chorizo is a close second, naturally.
Baked to perfection
Back in 1973 the bakers entered a competition to create an official ‘Manchester Loaf’ and they won! David Robinson, the big boss told me: “It’s a white cob, crusty on the outside and very soft on the inside with a long fermentation process which gives it lots of flavour."
Try some? It's the yeast you can do...
Lightly toasted with Irish butter and accompanied by a brew seemed the right approach.
And David was absolutely right, the inside is incredibly soft and tasty and no doubt the reason for it being one of their bestsellers today, along with the Manchester tart.
They also make another seventeen different types of loaves, including corn bread, an Italian loaf and a sourdough. That's a lot of baking.
Robinsons won ‘Most Loved bakery In The North West’ in 2015, awarded by the Craft Bakers Association. This was voted for by customers - they're a firm favourite with Mancunians. And David was proud as punch:
“It was great, we were absolutely made up".
Grace, David's daughter is the chief baker now, she's just as passionate about baking as her ancestors and she continues to use the secret recipes passed down from six generations.
If you haven’t already checked them out you might want to put them on your to-do list.
You can find them at Piccadilly Market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.