If you are new to the area, living here or just visiting for the weekend. I’ve got a few things you might be interested in. But this first article VISIT MANCHESTER PART 1 will focus on the Makers Market. My ultimate fav!
The Makers Market, not just your usual market
The M Market is a group a independent traders and artisans which get together every weekend at a different location. There, you can find loads of different things from fun gifts, nice candles, art, vegan food, cakes, music delicious lunch food and SO much more.
I don’t buy a lot of things when I go but I always end up with a treat, which usually doesn’t fit in my diet…. OH WELL.
I just love to walk around talk to the vendors, try some new things etc. I just think this is a perfect thing to do on the weekend.
Keep in mind that often, buying there is cheaper than buying their products online. #Justsayin.
The vendors are passionate
What I really like is that the people really care about what they sell. They can talk to you for a while explaining their products and why they decided to do this or that.
For once I decided to buy myself something, so I got a little Rose Quartz bracelet… Hopefully this brings good vibes. the woman was that kind she gave me a little extra stone.
Go for the treats
You will encounter some pretty impressive cakes… AND I can tell you about how delicious they are because I’ve probably tried something from every stand. Not even joking.😁
There are lots of gluten free options and also some real caloric bombs, that I would gladly host inside my belly! Check out my article on why eating what you love isn’t going to ruin your diet.
Go just for lunch or brunch
If you are more like a savory type of person, then you will adore this market. You can find chinese food, indian food, pies, english special stuff. Last weekend I had some amazing dumpling from Oh Mei Dumpling and a massive American Hot Dog. Can’t really say I was still hungry after this.
Where are the Makers Market ?
Well that’s the beauty of it, it changes every weekend but it’s all in the surroundings of Manchester. Here is the schedule for the upcoming weeks.
Cheadle 1st Saturday | Northenden 1st Saturday | Whitchurch 1st Saturday | Sandbach 2nd Saturday | Stockport 2nd Saturday | Stafford 3rd Saturday | Chorlton 3rd Saturday | Uttoxeter 4th Saturday | Congleton 4th Saturday | Lowry 4th Saturday & Sunday
S U N D A Y S :
Knutsford 1st Sunday | Great Northern 1st Sunday | Northern Quarter 2nd Sunday | Warrington 2nd Sunday | Spinningfields 2nd Sunday | Hope Street 2nd Sunday | West Didsbury 2nd Sunday | Lowry 2nd Sunday
My top 3 locations are: Knutsford , West Didsbury & Northern Quarter
It’s time to visit Manchester in the best way possible. So if you are looking for something to do this weekend… Don’t waste a minute. It opens usually until 4pm.
Go follow them on Facebook – Makers Market
Enjoy & Smile