We've all done it: you think you have done all your shopping and then you remember that one person who is an absolute nightmare to buy the perfect gift for. But if you're stuck for gift ideas for the food lovers in your life, here's some goodies that you can pick up right here in Manchester.
A newcomer to the ever developing Barton Arcade is Lunya who, not only have a pretty restaurant area, but also have a deli stocking the best in Catalan and Spanish food and drink. They have some impressive hampers available for Christmas or you could always pick your favourite items and present them yourself.
Barton Arcade, Deansgate.
At the front of Bills Restaurant you will find a fine selection of goodies that will suit every foodie possible. From cookies and teas, to festive pannetone and quirky truffles, there is something for everyone. An added bonus is it's so easy to run in and out again if you're pressed for time, with it being right at the front of the restaurant.
8-12 John Dalton Street, Manchester.
If you are looking for something that a loved one can use after the hustle and bustle of Christmas you can find gift cards at Hawksmoor that can be spent on their incredible meaty goodness. You could also pick up their latest cookbook which is a must for meat lovers. Written by their owners and their head chef, you'll find their favourite recipes interspersed with beautiful food photography to drool over while you're trying to recreate their exceptional dishes at home.
For the lover of all things Lebanese you will find an impressive souk shop within Comptoir Libanais. Along with a selection of Turkish delight flavours and interesting jams you will also find beautiful silver teapots to serve the tea you buy for that special someone.
18-19 The Avenue, Spinningfields.
If you can't face braving the crowds in the city centre you can find some real treasures at Grenache. At this spot in Walkden you'll find some really pretty handmade gifts with the burnt orange and vanilla whiskey sure to be at the top of your wishlist from Santa.
15 Bridgewater Road, Walkden.
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