I’ve lived in Manchester for just over 2 years. I spent a year of that working in Altrincham and in all that time I never once visited Altrincham’s famous market. So a few weeks ago I decided it was time to combine a little Christmas shopping, a visit to a new cheese shop I’d heard had recently opened ,with a visit to Altrincham’s food market. I wasn’t disappointed as the market was busy and bustling.
The market sells everything from flowers, jewellery, candles and arts and crafts as well as food and drink. As you can see I was particularly drawn to the delicious fresh breads on offer, one of which I bought to accompany the cheese I picked up.
Tables inside and out were full despite the bitter cold day and to warm ourselves up we decided to try the infamous Great Northern Pie Company’s Pie, Mash and Gravy. We opted for the Swaledale Beef mince and onion pie. The pie contained Swale rare breed beef mince, roast onion puree, ale gravy, peas, redcurrant jelly, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon and white pepper. The menu also included Classic Lancashire cheese and onion, Roast Chicken and Ham and finally a Spinach and Cheese filling.