A new, vibrant spot is coming to Manchester.
Set to open on Bridge Street later this month, 202 Kitchen will bring the new ‘trapbox’ foodie trend to Manchester, serving up comforting soul foods piled up in a metal box.
But what exactly is the trapbox trend? For those not in the know, trapbox began life on social media, kickstarted by amateur cooks who create delicious cultural dishes that are then packed into a box and showcased on social media. Some home cooks then go on to sell their grub from their home to their followers. One of the trap chefs at the forefront of the trend is Prince Owusu, who successfully started his own ‘Trap Kitchen’ back in 2017 – and it became so successful, Owusu went on to open up physical restaurants in London and Manchester.
Inspired by the trend, 202 Kitchen founder Leon Beckford wanted to bring it to life with professional chefs, creating a social media-friendly atmosphere with the brand new venue.
Adorned in pink with incredible decor running throughout, the restaurant will serve hearty dishes to soothe the soul, including mac and cheese, fried chicken, waffles, burgers and more – all piled up into the simple boxes. To accompany, guests will also be able to enjoy an extensive choice of cocktails, wines, beers and more, with an outdoor terrace to sit out on when the sun makes an appearance.
202 Kitchen will join Crazy Pedro’s, Dishoom and Honest Burger on Bridge Street, near Spinningfields, and is set to officially open to guests on August 21. COVID-safe measures will be implemented for all guests to follow, including social distancing rules and regular sanitisation.
202 Kitchen has so far successfully launched in Birmingham, with the likes of Maya Jama turning up for the official opening. Here’s a sneak peek of the Birmingham opening: