Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum Café

Manchester Jewish Museum welcome desk and café, Joel Chester Fildes, June 2021

Our new café serves a contemporary vegetarian kosher-style menu using local produce and authentic Jewish and vegetarian ingredients. Our menu is designed to be a discovery of traditional meets innovative, providing a flavour of Jewish heritage. It is based on three principles of Jewish food: evolving recipes, meals to nourish and sustain you, and bringing people together.

We use kosher ingredients but the food is not prepared under on-site Beth Din supervision. All our food is suitable for vegetarians and there will also be a range of kosher pre-packaged snacks available.

Our café is an invitation to our visitors to take a moment to gather round a table, reflect on their visit and to connect with one another.

Our café offers the following menu, inspired by Ashkenazi and Sephardi style recipes (the latter giving a nod to the Spanish and Portuguese roots of the our Grade II* listed synagogue).

  • Lentil soup with spinach & drizzle of zesty lemon oil served with pita.
  • Vegetarian cholent served with challah bread.
  • It’s not a salmon and cream cheese bagel (vegan cream cheese, carrot lox and beef tomato)
  • Falafel plate or pita, served with homemade hummus.

We also have a Learning Kitchen, a space for schools, communities and businesses to bake, cook, eat and share traditional Jewish recipes.

Manchester Jewish Museum is open seven days. Our café is open from 10am – 4pm daily, serving hot food from 11.30am – 2.30pm. The café will be open later when the museum hosts late events including its Thursday Lates programme later this year.


Vegetarian cholent

Bagel with shmear & carrot lox

Lentil stew

Falafel and homemade hummus

Manchester Jewish Musem Shop

We will also be opening our new shop, selling gifts, treats and memorabilia inspired our collection, Jewish culture and Manchester history.

More news on opening times and stock coming soon.


Shop design by Citizens Design Bureau

Image: Shop design by Citizens Design Bureau