The foodie Mecca that is the World Famous Bury Market

It is one of the North’s best kept secrets, a foodie paradise that is completely under the radar of the rest of the country: Bury Market – or, the World Famous Bury Market, as the signpost at its entrance boasts.

I’d seen it on a TV food show recently and so, on my next visit to Manchester, I decided it was time for a long-overdue visit.

In an ideal world, I wouldn’t have had my Old Man and two kids in tow, but hey-ho, needs must, so we trekked off round the M60 to find this Mecca to all food Lancastrian. And what a treat it was.

Black puddings as thick as your arm; Lancashire cheese so young the curds had barely separated from the whey; creamy boiled and mashed black Maple peas; vegetables so huge they looked as if they’d been plucked from a giant’s allotment; and vast, vast amounts of poultry, meat, fish and seafood.

It was heaven.

Click on their website for a proper guide, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on this lot…




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2 Responses to The foodie Mecca that is the World Famous Bury Market

  1. I do my weekly shopping here. I drop my son at preschool and take the empty pram! I fill it full of cheese, fruit, veggies, meat and fish. What amazes me is the quality and the prices, its such a cheap way to shop, but the quality is great, and the butchers and fishmongers so knowledgeable. I have never seen anyone fillet a fish so quickly.

    It did make me laugh when I was buying beef fillett for Christmas and the butcher kep apologising for how dear it was! £20 for a piece fit for four big appetites, cheap if you ask me!