Like all good food halls, dogs are allowed at Mackie Mayor. If you are local-ish to the area, you will appreciate that it's a concept from the same team behind Altrincham Market & Market House. If you’re not local, it's a food hall inside an overhauled Smithfield’s Grade II 1858 Market, so, imagine a venue with serious character paired with great food such as tacos, day-boat fish sourced from UK shores, woodfired pizza, rotisserie meats and more washed down with artisan coffee, crafted beers and quality wines. Gluten free and vegan options also available. If visiting as a large group you can book in advance (Saturdays excluded) otherwise it’s walk-ins only.
Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle Street, M4 5BU. Open daily from 9am Tuesday to Sunday, with varied closing times – see website for details.
Form Lifestyle Store
Stocked with lifestyle goods from a host of fantastic independent makers – Fetch & Follow included, Form is very much our kind of shop. With your four-legged companion in tow, browse and shop products for your home, skincare, jewellery, plants and more, which has all been carefully selected for their design, function, simplicity and craftsmanship, with many of the items being handmade. Also, a creative space, Form frequently hosts workshops, events and pop-ups.
Form Lifestyle Store, 6 Bradley Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1EH
‘Built from the grounds up’, Foundation Coffee has three locations around city from which you and your dog can enjoy your preferred blend, along with cakes, brunch and cocktails. Finest quality speciality coffee is at the heart of their business but what really helps set these guys apart from your average high street coffee chain is the environment in which the coffee is served. Their design-led spaces allow for patrons to socialise, host meetings, showcase artworks and hold workshops. Foundation also hosts regular pop-ups, talks and even movie nights.
Foundation Coffee has locations in the Northern Quarter, Whitworth Street and Portland Street, opening times vary - see website for details.
Just Between Friends
Just between us, this is another great find to pick up coffee on the go or to enjoy a little pit stop while mooching around Manchester’s Northern Quarter. With limited seating both indoors and outdoors, it’s a bijou little spot serving coffee and simple snacks such as a muesli, toasties and cakes.
Just Between Friends, 56 Tib Street, M4 1LG. Open Monday to Friday from 7.30am, from 8.30am at weekends, they close daily at 4pm
A Place Called Common
It's happy hour every day at A Place Called Common, with a welcome for your pooch and £3.50 pints and £5 cocktails served daily from 4pm to 7pm. Soak up your happy hour with Common’s American-influenced food menu of patties, dogs, fried chicken, loaded nachos an more, with vegan alternatives also available.
A Place Called Common, 39-41 Edge St. Northern Quarter, M4 1HW. Open from 10/10.30am until late.
Located right by the New Islington Marina, which is also a lovely spot for a dog walk, Pollen Bakery is a must-visit spot for foodies. In fact, it's been known for people to queue for more than an hour to get their hands on their speciality homemade pasties and sourdough breads. Their resident Chow Chow Maru also hosts a regular Wolfpack Social on Sundays, bringing together dogs, owners and their fellow kinfolk for fun and friendship.