SSP opens the Food Quarter at Manchester Airport

SSP opens the Food Quarter at Manchester Airport

Travel concession operator SSP has opened a new food court at Manchester Airport.

Dubbed the Food Quarter, it features a selection of street food pop-up offers aimed at showcasing the best of the local culinary scene.

These include Ginger's Comfort Emporium, an ice-cream parlour that serves unusual and "grown-up" flavours such as marmalade on toast.

The pop-up street food style offer was devised in partnership with food journalist Richard Johnson, who has presented Full on Food and Kill It, Cook it, Eat It for the BBC and is a regular contributor to Radio 4's Food Programme.

SSP's Mexican food concept Mi Casa will also feature at the airport's terminal one, alongside Upper Crust and the Pasty Shop. The new openings follow the debut of the Grain Loft bar, which was designed to reflect the character of the north west of Britain.

lly Swayne, business development director (airports), SSP UK & Ireland, commented: "SSP has been working with the team at Manchester Airport for some 20 years and we are delighted that this strong partnership and close collaboration is continuing.

"Over the two decades that we've operated at Manchester Airport, the eating out market has changed dramatically and passengers' tastes and needs have evolved. We are very proud to be providing new food and drink offers that provide them with examples of current food trends and flavours from the North West."

Beth Brewster, retail director of Manchester Airport added: "We're really excited about the new Food Quarter, which we know will be very popular with our passengers. Along with the Grain Loft, it has dramatically improved the food offer, and it's been brilliant to work with SSP to bring the concept to life."

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