A new dessert stall has opened in the Arndale Market today, bringing some brand new cinnamon-dusted, ice cream-filled treats to the city centre.
Called Yum Yum, it comes from the same team behind Christmas market hit Panc Foods and has just taken over the former Salt and Pepper unit.
Splitting the original stall in two, fans of Panc can now get their hands on all the usual favourites as well as a range of new vegan desserts under the Yum Yum banner seven days a week.
Here, piping hot, steaming chimney cakes – so-called because they literally smoke like a chimney when the soft, bready cones of dough are pulled from the scorching 250-degree oven – are rolled in sugar or sprinkles, then stuffed with vanilla soft serve ice cream.
Sitting somewhere between a churro, donut and croissant, they can be enjoyed on their own, which is the more traditional way to eat them – but with topping and filling choices spanning everything from Nutella and strawberry sauce to fresh fruit, chocolate and Biscoff sauce, it’s certainly tempting to go all out.
Chimney cakes are also available to order cut in half, sat on top of individual pots of soft serve in the coming weeks with new flavours like salted caramel and chocolate on their way.
Priced at £8 each, they’re not the cheapest – but then, for founders Hannah Jobe and Ariane Cardoso, it’s really important to be using quality, ethically produced ingredients, which always tend to be a little more expensive.
Hannah tells us that she has been working on the project for the best part of a year, and was inspired to launch the chimney cake stall after spotting a gap in the market. Even better, she adds, because the cakes are vegan they can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone.
As well as the chimney cakes, Yum Yum is also selling a range of vegan cakes, macaroons, cinnamon rolls, waffles and loaded churros at its new dessert stall.
Working alongside the English Rose Bakery, you’ll find brightly-coloured vegan macaroons in flavours like summer fruits and pistachio, coconut, Black Forest and Biscoff, alongside cinnamon buns topped with pearl sugar in a nod to Hannah’s Swedish heritage.
Hannah also tells us she plans to start creating her own soft serve flavours in the future, so watch this space.
Open now, head down for a serious fix of sweetness – with build-your-own chimney cake options, milkshakes, smoothies and more all on offer.
Feature image – The Manc Eats
A ‘lost town’ in Yorkshire has been discovered 650 years after being ‘swallowed by the sea’￼
The sunken town is dubbed ‘Yorkshire’s Atlantis’.
Britain’s lost Atlantis is thought to have finally been discovered after falling into the North Sea 650 years ago.
Historians believed it lay at the bottom of the ocean around a mile off from the Yorkshire coast.
The search team hope to find the footprint of the town including its sea wall, harbour and foundations.
This will allow them to map it all out and create a 3D map which divers could then use to explore the site.
Scientists say they now have all the data needed and will be analysing the area under the sea in the coming weeks.
After all this, they should be able to confirm whether the findings are infact the lost Yorkshire town of Ravenser Odd.
Hit Christmas market stall opens permanently at Piccadilly Gardens
Crunch Korean Gansig has become a must-try foodie stall at the Manchester Christma Markets, now it’s pulled up at Picadilly Gardens permanently.
The hit Korean hot dog stall has wowed visitors over the past few years with its cheese, potato and meat-filled creations.
Deep-fried in a crispy waffle coating and then lightly rolled in sugar, these sausages on a stick come drizzled in sweet ketchup and mustard.
Incredibly moreish if we do say so ourselves, since first making their appearance at the 2021 Manchester Christmas Markets they’ve consistently been ranked one of the event’s best food traders.
Now, thanks to a new permanent stall popping up where it all began for the team, Manc foodies can enjoy their hot meaty and cheesy Korean goodies all year long.
Popular flavour choices include all-cheese, all-sausage and half-and-half versions, with a vegetarian-friendly cheese-filled version wrapped in a potato waffle coating, and halal-friendly options that are made using separate batter and fryers.
This really is a hot dog stand that caters to everyone. With owners having previously said they would work on a vegan hot dog once they got their own permanent stand, we don’t expect the plant-powered gang will be left waiting too much longer.
Sharing the news to Instagram, the Crunch Korean Gansig team wrote: “Hey guys, we’ve got exciting news to share! We are launching a new market stall in the Piccadilly garden street food market from tomorrow.
“After two years of successful Christmas trading, we are ready to take on a new challenge, and love to serve our hotdogs to you guys again!
“So come on down to the market and say hi, we love to see you there! See you soon!”
Fans of the Korean hot dog stall have responded to the news with enthusiasm, flooding into the comments to share their excitement.
One person wrote: “So excited we will have to go!!”
Another person said: “Nooooo stop!!! I’m so happy I could cry”