Manchester Jewish Museum Café
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.
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.
The café is open from 10am – 4pm daily, serving hot food from 11.30am – 2.30pm. During evening events, the café serves a special menu and drinks. We are unable to offer advance reservations for the café.
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. By offering a vegetarian and vegan menu and using ethically sourced local suppliers we seek to be sustainable whilst providing great value-for-money and an excellent customer experience.
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).
- Saleh Marag, an earthy Iraqi stew with potato, onion, tomato and aubergine. Inspired by the journey of Jack Saleh, a young man who travelled from Iraq to Manchester to source cotton for his family business and trade.
- Pebbles and Toast, a recipe inspired by the musician-composer duo, Fran&Flora and their journeys through Romany music. A hearty squash and lentils soup, spiced with cumin, paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rose petal.
- It’s not a salmon and cream cheese bagel with vegan cream cheese, carrot lox and beef tomato.
- Inspired Specials, changing everyday!