Brunching at Federal – An Instagrammer’s Dream

Dark wooden tables, upcycled items, quirky colours and plenty of natural light; as a self-confessed Instagrammer who loves a bit of #foodporn, independent and locally owned Federal Cafe ticks all of those boxes. Brought from the warmer climates of New Zealand and Australia to Manchester’s (rainier) Northern Quarter, this spot has become renowned for its […]

Review: Vegan & Gluten-free Pudding Club at LEAF

The first rule of pudding club: Don’t count calories. Although this was an entirely vegan and gluten-free one, that doesn’t equal ‘healthy,’ despite what some people believe. But that’s beside the point; the chefs and tea-trained staff at one of my new favourite spots in Manchester, LEAF, were keen the show off their skill and […]

Gluten-free Eating & Drinking: Carluccio’s and Peroni

I was recently invited by Peroni Nastro Azzurro to experience the exclusive launch of their new gluten-free beer, in partnership with Italian restaurant group, Carluccio’s. Selecting the Spinningfields venue, James and I headed down on a surprisingly quiet Tuesday evening after work. Swiftly seated in the friendly environment, it was time to get stuck into […]