If you left the house at all last summer, you probably stumbled upon Mira. And if you didn’t leave the house last summer, you probably stumbled upon Mira on Instagram. They were an instant hit – and you can probably see exactly why.
Serving dripping, drool-worthy sandwiches packed with proper hearty Italian fillings, Mira was born in the height of the first UK lockdown, drawing inspiration from a recent trip to Naples where the duo came across the saucy sandwiches. And now, after long-term success at Ancoats’ Crown & Kettle pub, the sarnie slingers are branching out at Ancoats General Store.
Popping up for three months from March 2nd, Mira will be feeling the big boots of Bada Bing – who recently departed after an extra-long residency at the popular convenience store. Customers can look forward to tucking into freshly baked loaves packed full of homemade ragu, meatballs, aubergine and more – with plenty of wildcard specials in store for the pop-up.
The pop-up will mark the return of Ancoats General Store’s revolving door of independent food traders, with traders popping up for just 3 months at a time, before being replaced with something new.
Jasmine Brannan, Area Manager for Store Retail Group commented: “We’re really excited to reintroduce our revolving street food residency into Ancoats General Store. Celebrating incredible independent food and drink is what General Stores is all about, and so we want to provide that platform for more foodie talent than ever. We couldn’t be happier that MIRA are joining us next month on this basis with their amazing Cuzzetiello!”
Mike Swain of MIRA added: “We’re buzzing to be joining the Ancoats General Store family and can’t wait to introduce more people to the Cuzzetiello. It’s a food that people in Napoli seem proud to keep sacred and we like to reflect that by cooking mainly old school Neapolitan recipes, with our Wildcard specials added occasionally to mix things up. Ancoats feels like home to us, and considering it’s Manchester’s ‘Little Italy’, our new residency with General Store is a perfect fit. See you next Thursday for sandwiches on us!”