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Northern Soul Is Opening Its Own Deli And It’s The Stuff Of Cheesy Dreams

By Laura Rogan February 19, 2020

Their original Church Street spot is re-opening with a new purpose.

Northern Soul has become quite the staple for Mancunians over the years, making us fall head-over-heels for their gourmet grilled cheese. Now, with three spots in the city, their original Church Street premises are set to serve out a new purpose as a deli.

Credit: Northern Soul Deli Co.

Named Northern Soul Deli Co., the comfort food specialists will stock new grab-and-go lunch options, expanding on their current product offering as a brand. Since the brand’s inception, New York has always been a huge inspiration – which shows through the rusticness of their casual decor and the “ooziness” of their much-loved grilled cheese.

Speaking to us about the brand new concept, Reuben Kean, head of operations and marketing for Northern Soul, said:

“NYC and its food culture has always been the backbone of what we do. With that in mind, we wanted to offer the people of Manchester a taste of the most traditional part of NYC culture. The deli.

“Our site on Church Street has always been a spot where magic happens. Memories are made, and great food is eaten. With the opening of our bigger and badder joint round the corner on Tib Street, it seemed natural for Church Street to be the spot to spring our new concept from.”

Credit: Northern Soul Deli Co.

The deli is currently on a “soft open” for the next couple of days, officially launching next week.

Northern Soul fans can expect something a little different to what they’ve been used to over the years, with delicious cold-cut slices of meat stacked on fresh bread, homemade soups and bread, artisan cakes, brownies and some of the original classic grilled cheese sandwiches that Mancunians already know and love (including the Soul, the Classic and ham & cheese!). Lunch-goers will also find sausage rolls, quiches and pies from the Great Northern Pie company.

Credit: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

The sandwiches are carefully-crafted on soft, crusty Vienna bread – with tasty filling choices such as pastrami, tandoori chicken, onion bhaji and Asian-style pork belly.

The future is looking pretty bright for the Northern Soul brand, with the deli looking to offer large catering orders to offices around Manchester, as well as make it available on Deliveroo soon.

The Northern Soul Deli Co. can be found at Unit 10, 11 Church St, Manchester, M4 1PN – with the main restaurant now residing at Unit G20, 21, 44 Tib St, Manchester, M4 1LA.