Soup Kitchen, Manchester

The first thing people asked me about after my weekend getaway in Manchester was how the food was.

To which I answered that some of it (Wetherspoon’s chips) was truly aweful and some was absolutely brilliant.

And the Soup Kitchen is definitely on the truly great side of things!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Serving up freshly prepared, delicious British café food (think soup, sanwiches, jacket potatoes…), it’s a neighbourhood gem and Mancurian favourite come lunchtime!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Come early and set camp on one of the long wooden communal tables with some coffee while the kitchen get the last of the lunch prep ready.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Within minutes, the room fills up with regulars coming in for a taste of the Soup Kitchen’s delicious food (and Pinterest-worthy decor).

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Old crockery, a collection of cookbooks, honey-coloured wood everywhere and enough knick-knacks to keep your eyes busy for days, Soup Kitchen feels just like home (a much better organised and instagramable home, that is!)

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Plus, no need to slave away in the kitchen to get something nice and healthy on the table, Soup Kitchen’s lovely staff got it covered!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

There are fresh, vibrant salads.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Perfectly cooked, steaming hot jacket potatoes.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Juicy & spicy jerk chicken waiting to be piled high onto plates.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

And a few other Jamaican-inspired delicacies in case you’re feeling a bit peckish!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

But the main event? The Soup, obviously!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Thick, creamy, flavourful concoctions generously ladled into enamel bowls and the Soup Kitchen’s best seller.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Get a bit of everything onto a tray, hurry back to your table and get tucked in without any delay!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Velvety Tomato & paprika soup.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

An absolute dream on a cold day!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Jerk chicken ‘dumpling’ with coleslaw.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Crunchy, spicy, wholesome and comforting all at once!

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And a gigantic Saltcod & veggie fritter.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Surely one of the best dippers that was ever invented!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Now, if only the Soup Kitchen could set store near my office so I could keep going back for delicious goodness in a bowl (and a side of fluffy bread roll smothered in salted butter)…

In the meantime, I’ll definitely go back next time I go up North (and so should you!)

Find them here

Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF 

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Soup Kitchen, Manchester

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