I discovered this little gem walking back from my first hot yoga session (but that’s another story) it looked too good to miss so I had to give it a go. Healthy it ain’t so this definitely covered my 20% treats for the week.
Located on Church Street, Manchester (at the back of the Arndale Centre), Northern Soul is a small unit pumping out funky northern soul. It has a street food vibe with the bonus of a small inside area with coat hooks and stools or metal drums to perch at while you eat and enjoy the music. The interior is clad with chipboard panels giving it an industrial feel with funky yellow and black branding and logos.
The menu had a range of gourmet grilled sandwiches, homemade soups, hand spun shakes, brownies and hot and cold drinks.
We were curious to try the Mac Attacks – a sandwich made from thick fresh white bloomer bread, a generous layer of oozy creamy mac n cheese, more melted cheese, then lightly grilled golden brown on both sides. It was served up with a tub of red slaw and dill pickles in a brown cardboard box brought over to my stool. It was soooo gooood, especially with some of the hot sauce on the side. It was just the sort of comfort food that I needed on a typical wet Manchester day. It was certainly filling and different to anything else I’ve tried! It would be the best hangover food!
Next time I want to try the ‘Pig on a lead’ – a Mac Attack but with a layer of 7 hour slow cooked bbq pulled pork. Mmm! And one of their Manc Brownies – they looked gooey and yummy.
If you’re ever in Manchester you HAVE to visit this place.