World-famous Ben’s Cookies has FINALLY opened in Greater Manchester and yep, there are queues

The queues are looong.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 8th March 2024

Ben’s Cookies, one of the most legendary bakeries in the UK, has finally opened its first location here in Greater Manchester.

Since launching in the Trafford Centre the bright red bakery stall has had queues snaking all the way down the concourse.

It’s pretty easy to see why – these cookies are ultra-soft with a perfect crunch to the outside.

They’re baked with chunks, not chips, so you’ll always get a proper gooey filling.

Ben’s Cookies has been a staple for sweet treats down south for 40 years, since launching in Oxford’s Covered Market in 1984.


It was launched by cookery writer and self-confessed chocaholic Helge Rubinstein and is still going strong today, with locations across the UK.

But until now they’ve never made it into the north west.


With flavours including triple chocolate, white chocolate and cranberry, chocolate orange, and caramelised biscuit, if you can walk past without grabbing a box full you’ve got more willpower than us.

Ben’s Cookies are served in signature red boxes or metal gift tins, with a character sketched by the legendary illustrator Quentin Blake, who also did the Roald Dahl books.

There are 14 different flavours sold here, each one rolled and baked fresh on site so they’re usually still warm when you pick up your box.


You can find the new Ben’s Cookies in the Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester, on the upper floor near Boots.

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Featured image: The Manc Group