LEAVE all your calorie counting behind if you venture down to Hatch on Oxford Road to check out their latest batch of street food traders.
ToM suggests you first tuck into Parmogeddon’s ‘Butty and Beavo’ deal, exclusive to Wednesdays, where for a tenner you get a parmo butty with chips and a pint of Beavertown Brewery’s lager.
Then proceed to the old re-fitted Citroen van that is home to Panquake, specialists in sweet and savoury pancake and waffles and head straight for the Belgian Waffle below, topped with banana and strawberry slices and fresh whipped cream, then drizzled with Nutella chocolate (£5.50).
Like the Mezze Cypriot kitchen, Parmogeddon have moved into a larger unit after initial courtyard pop-up success. If you are a stranger to the parmo dish, basically it’s a Middlesboorugh speciality that has gone global (well almost), combining fried chicken with a rich, creamy béchamel, topped with much cheese and grilled until gooey. Garlic and chips are essential accompaniments.
Another new autumn arrival is Abeja Tapas, bringing the flavours of Spain’s Granada region. 'Abeja', which means 'bee' in Spanish and Hatch expect a buzz about their freshly prepared family dishes.
For the rest of what’s on offer in the raft of converted shipping containers under the Mancunian Way flyover visit our ‘Hatch Phase 2’ preview; for details of the the boutique craft stalls in the expanded complex go to the Hatch website.
Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED.