Chorlton is the epicentre of liberal, middle class city life. A hive of activity, it’s a great place to come and explore the wide array of bars, cafes, delicatessens and parks on offer.
Chorlton offers plenty when it comes to food but, for me, one of the culinary highlights has to be Unicorn; a co-operative grocers with strong principles. The unicorn founders, rightly, pride themselves on high ethical standards; they contribute to local community projects, treat the workers well, use biodegradable packaging and source sustainable food. Selling only vegan, and mainly organic, produce, this large supermarket cum deli is a marvel for those who choose a meat-free life.
The deli counter sells an awe-inspiring range of handmade food including soups, seasonal salads, pies, samosas, dips, cakes and fresh bread from Trove, Manchester’s finest bakery. The Indian savoury snacks and muesli flapjacks are particularly delicious.
This makes it the perfect place to buy a gourmet picnic before wandering along the tree-lined Chorlton avenues to Longford Park to enjoy the food (and the moral high ground).