Food & Drink

Eccles Cake, with the flag of Greater Manchester. Photo Credit: James Jones via Wikimedia Commons:,_from_Greater_Manchester.jpg

Why Eccles Cakes should be honoured on National Cake Day

Jamesjones79, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons Eccles cakes have been a staple of the Northern diet for centuries, […]

Sweet Genius, Swinton
Credit: Cherrelle Ekepe

“The first week of lockdown was the quietest we’d had since opening” – Salford business going into tier 3

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a tough time of year for small businesses. However, imagine being both a […]


Seven Brothers brewery announces limited edition Lockdown 2.0 collection of beers

Local Salford craft brewery Seven Brothers is launching a series of limited-edition beers to mark lockdown 2.0. CEO Keith McAvoy […]

Photo credits: Jalen Barlow

Support your local hip-hop themed café in Salford

With many local businesses struggling to stay afloat during lockdown, Brew-Tang café, opened only three weeks before the first lockdown, […]

“Working with Kellogg’s was amazing” – Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. wins award for collaboration

“Working with Kellogg’s was amazing” – Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. wins award for collaboration

Seven Bro7hers was recently awarded Collaboration of the Year for their partnership with Kellogg’s earlier this year. The award was […]

The Wakey Bakery's new flower wall (Copyright: The Wakey Bakery)

“I just had to take the jump” – the award-winning Salford baker opening her first shop in Lockdown 2.0

Home-based business The Wakey Bakery is moving from Worsley to a shop in Swinton this week, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

“We only opened a week before lockdown” – Salford restaurant & bar reflect on customer support through ongoing restrictions

A restaurant and bar in Salford has spoken of the challenges it has faced since opening just before the first […]

credit: Holly Farragher

“We’ve spent a lot of money…” – Media City bar philosophical on lockdown after spending £10K on outdoor sheds

The Dockyard at MediaCity have spent £10,000 on a number of outdoor ‘sheds’ as part of their preparation for life in Tier 3 – only to find they will go unused during a new national lockdown announced by the Government.

Inside the tent with the families enjoying a Halloween movie
Photo credit: Verena Kennedy

“At least there is something on so we can celebrate” – Worsley bar hosts free outdoor cinema for kids during half term break

A bar in Worsley is hosting a free outdoor cinema for kids during the half-term break.

Deli Lama's new sign. Image acquired from Deli lama's Facebook page. Permission to use

Back in Business: “We were in shock to be honest” The Deli Lama Wholefood Shop & Cafe

As we fast approach our eighth month of covid measures, businesses across the North are still adjusting and reacting to […]