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Ice cream van comes to Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport’s Food Quarter is giving passengers a taste of regional food culture with pop-up street food stalls including an award-winning ice-cream van.

The new line-up of local favourites at the food court is headlined by Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, a vintage ice-cream van famed around Manchester for its exotic flavours.


Claire Kelsey, who combines “grown-up” tastes with traditional techniques, will be serving up delights such as her marmalade on toast ice cream, a winner of the British Street Food awards’ 'best dessert’ trophy.

Mi Casa Burritos also features in the food court, which is operated by SSP and will shift its offering with the seasons.

Designed for travel locations, Mi Casa Burritos offers burritos, nachos or salads prepared at the counter and served in travel-friendly packaging.

Upper Crust and The Pastry Shop outlets complete the food court’s options.

At Terminal One, SSP also operates the Grain Loft, a bar serving food and drink reflecting the UK’s North West.

Olly Swayne, business development director (airports), SSP UK & Ireland, said the food court reflects changing trends in eating out.

“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,” he said.

“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, said the Food Quarter greatly enhances food options for travellers.

“Terminal One can now offer travellers an even greater mix of food, so from locally produced beers, award winning ice-cream, and now delicious Mexican goodies there’s something for everyone,” he said.

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