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).
- Six of Seven Tabbouleh Salad with herbs, bulgur wheat and fresh figs. Inspired by the 7 wild species of Israel.
- Golden Potato Soup, a recipe of Egyptian Sephardi origins. Finished with a harissa oil, coriander and pitta bread.
- It’s not a salmon and cream cheese bagel with vegan cream cheese, carrot lox and beef tomato.
- Sem Carne Salada – vegan kebabs with house salad, crisp leaves, zesty garlic hummus and warm tearing bread called Laffa.