Put down the sad lunch as as there’s a new Manchester spot on the horizon bringing with it some pretty impressive sandwich game, serving sarnies full to the brim with exciting flavours- your midday meal will never be the same again. Set to arrive this September, the people of Manchester needn’t go hungry as this sandwich shop may be closer to your doorstep or workplace than you think… And if not, it’s one you’re going to want to run, not walk to.
Super Happy is a new collaborative sandwich concept from the owners of popular pie makers Batard, which is set to launch at Ducie Street Warehouse from September 21st. The sandwich concept will bring together the expertise of Lewis Loughman (previously of Gooey), Katey Mack (previously of Wolf House), and Sally Higginbottom (previously of Pollen) to create sandwiches that are carefully considered, from the bread up.
Fans of Batard’s previous residency at SEESAW will be super happy as the new opening will play on the strong flavours and accessible dishes that made that residency so popular, whilst bringing in new bread items and a more ambitious menu. Plus, with a location at Ducie Street Warehouse, it means lunch is not too far away if you’re in the Northern Quarter or near Piccadilly station.
The menu launching at Ducie Street Warehouse will feature deli staples like a combo sandwich served on a house-made hoagie roll, as well as a kimchi hot dog on a newly developed potato-brioche roll. Some of the sandwich flavours teased on Super Happy’s Instagram include fillings such as pickled yellow courgettes, herbed ricotta and juicy tomatoes packed within brilliantly baked bread as well as dreamy philly cheese steak filled with miso truffle cheese sauce and caramelised onions.
Additionally Super Happy is working closely with Wildfarmed, a regenerative farming company founded by Groove Armada’s Andy Cato and C4 presenter George Lamb. They will be using Wildfarmed in all their bakery products, their Turkish breads, hoagie rolls and their signature choux pastry crullers. Wildfarmed use regenerative farming methods to go beyond eco-consciousness and attempt to fix a farming cycle suffering from decades of ecological damage.
Batard launched a pop-up earlier this year at Escape to Freight Island serving a range of sweet pies in flavours such as s’mores, dulce de leche brûlée and key lime meringue. Super Happy’s launch at Ducie Street Warehouse will be preceded by a Pride Weekend giveaway. Keep an eye on Super Happy’s socials for more details.