Manchester, the home to music, and industrial history was a bustling city and more so now. Known nowadays for its rich multicultural hub with a range of clubs, libraries, sports teams and now, its bakeries. Manchester has some of the best bakeries available in the UK and for good reason, with our cultural city being home to many people from across the world, who have brought their expertise from generations. The difficult thing to do is sieve out the not so great ones for the creme de la creme of bakery products and biscuit selections.
Pollen Bakery is hands down one of the best bakeries in Manchester, they are a local small independent bakery/cafe where customers can go and grab themselves a fresh sourdough bread loaf, cakes, viennoiserie baked goods and even coffee. The place really does it all and for very reasonable prices. Why not go down one Sunday and go for a coffee, you won’t be disappointed with the food or the presentation. The other great factor about Pollen Bakery is they are a fully inclusive business meaning they offer vegan and vegetarian options. Go early though as you will find a cue so get there first. Customers love the place, it’s in New Islington near Ancoats.
Alex’s Bakery is your one-stop-shop for all cupcakes, custom cakes, brownies, blondies and whatever is on their special list. They are also an inclusive company as they offer vegan options. There is always something new on the list when we go in so go pop in and say hello. They are excellent at making custom cakes for any occasion you want to celebrate. The owner is from Brazil so you will also find the occasional delicacy. She opened this store due to her passion for baking as a child with her grandma.
Barbakan Delicatessen is a family-run bakery and deli that was founded in 1964. They specialise in their delicious hand-crafted bread loaves that are baked without a tin. They use traditional European methods and produce delicious European cakes and pastries. They produce bread from all around Europe such as Toscana, Wurzlebrot, Campagrain so you will have to go a couple of times to try them all. They do fantastic sandwiches so be sure to try their savoury sauces when you go.
This is a gem in itself. If you are looking for deliciously colourful and flavourful French macarons in Manchester, then The English Rose Bakery is the one for you. These macarons are out of this world and they offer a great variety of designs and flavours to suit any occasion which also comes in a vegan variety. On top of selling macarons, they also teach people how to make them with classes, so book yourself in today. The English Rose Bakery has been open since 2010 and has fallen in love with the whole concept, just like its loyal customers.