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Christmas market favourite Panc to open new Arndale Market dessert stall

Panc already offers a 'Sweet Tingz' section on its dark kitchen menu, but now the desserts are getting their very own stall.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 27th June 2022

Christmas market favourite Panc is opening a new street food stall in the heart of Manchester, taking over the former Salt and Pepper unit at the Arndale Market.

Having impressed vegans and non-vegans alike with their naturally-coloured buns, plant-based burgers and bratwursts at last year’s Christmas markets, chefs Ariane Cardoso and Hannah Jobe are now gearing up to open a new space in the city centre.

Here, Panc fans will be able to find all their savoury favourites as well as a range of sweet desserts under the new banner Yum Yum.

Splitting the stall into two, Panc and Yum Yum will each be housed in their own individual sections – one serving up tasty vegan ‘junk’ food like kebabs, burgers, loaded fries, hot dogs and ‘chick’n’, the other focusing exclusively on milkshakes and desserts.

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Yum Yum will boast a brand new vegan soft serve machine, bringing plant-based ice cream to the Arndale market for the very first time alongside Panc’s popular churros, loaded PANCakes and Belgian waffles.

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

Panc already offers a ‘Sweet Tingz’ section on its dark kitchen Deliveroo menu, but now they’ll be bringing the sweet-tooth offering to life in a new way with its very own stall – as well as maintaining their busy dark kitchen operation alongside.

Open at the market until 6pm throughout the week, they’ll then carry on cooking into the evening from their kitchen in Ardwick – with full menus available to either collect or order for delivery at both sites.

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It’s an exciting new development for Ariane and Hannah, who first started cooking during lockdown over in Gatley before they got an opportunity to be in the Christmas markets

Since closing their Piccadilly Gardens stall at the start of January, the pair have been serving customers from Salford to Fallowfield from their base at Ghost Kitchens in Ardwick.

Image: The Manc Eats

Speaking on the journey of their business up to this point, Hannah told The Manc: “We got an opportunity to be in the Christmas markets, and we were like ‘oh we really want to be in the city centre'”,

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“Ariane sent me a message in the lockdown and just said are you working, I said no I’m on furlough, alright let’s open a business and we did!”

Before that, both had worked in hospitality for some time. Hannah was a Business Development Manager selling coffee, whilst Ariane – a vegan cook for many years – was managing Brazilian steakhouse Bem Brasil, having opened sites in Northern Quarter, Deansgate and Liverpool for the group.

Panc proved a huge hit with both vegans and meat-eaters alike at the 2021 Manchester Christmas Markets. / Image: Panc Foods

Despite their success at the Manchester Christmas Markets, both said that they felt they had to start from scratch when they arrived in Ardwick – adding that Deliveroo helped them to do a lot of marketing to introduce themselves to their new customer base.

Now they’re taking another step forward – bringing the tried-and-tested dessert arm of their dark kitchen business out into the world under a brand new name.

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Tipped to open in the Arndale Market any day now. keep an eye on Panc’s socials for more updates ahead of their launch.

Feature image – Panc Foods / The Manc Eats