We might have been deeply deprived of trips to the Algarve over the past two years, but bringing a taste of Portugal to Manchester is Just Natas – a lovely little bakery spot that takes up residence in the Arndale Market.
Joining the likes of Dunkin’ Burgers and the new Little Frankie’s at the casual dining section of the popular shopping centre, the stall was born out of pure passion for the delicious, custard-filled treats – at the helm of the team behind Federal Cafe.
Serving up just pastéis de nata and Espresso coffee, the mini bakery is the perfect place to drop by for a quick treat – with Natas available from 10am until 5pm Monday-Saturday (or until sell-out) and 11.30am til 4pm on Sundays. And if anyone knows how to rustle up the flaky goodness, it’s these guys. With Portuguese heritage running through their veins, the little pastries come as authentic as they can possibly get – packed full of that delicious, fluffy, eggy custard filling that we all know and absolutely love.
Baked fresh daily on-site, Just Natas offers up takeaway boxes to fill with as many Natas as you’d like, with the stall open every single day feeding our persistent sweet tooth.
Experimenting in the kitchen especially for the summer, the bakery has also introduced 100% plant-based Natas, too, meaning vegans can now get in on the custardy action.
Find them at the Arndale Market, 49 High St, M4 3AH.