Piccadilly and the East village is rapidly evolving and becoming a proving ground for new independents popping up all around Crusader. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, some well known and a couple of hidden gems too.
Kettlebell Kitchen is fast becoming the best clean eating food in the North West and now further afield. But their original (check if true!) restaurant still sits down the road from Crusader, and filled with gym fanatics.
TIP: Fancy a quick meal but don’t want to eat junk – get over to Kettlebell for some guilt-free grub!
Hidden away in the railway arches that sit between Crusader and Piccadilly Station, Track Brewery are a globe trotting small team of Mancunian beer aficionados that revel in both the science and art of brewing. Happy to chat your ear off on how a few ingredients can create an almost limitless collection of flavours, they also find time to make a few beers too.
Tip: follow them on social media and they hold occasional “tap room tasting” open to the public, a great way to sample their newest brews.
Not your average Thai restaurant, Vivid has a contemporary, casual twist, sitting on the opposite side of Crusader overlooking the historic Ashton Canal. Perfect if you’ve a taste for some light and fresh delicacies.