With its doors temporarily closed during November, Ducie Street Warehouse is evolving its offering, meaning its best bits can now be enjoyed at home.
Dining room residents Higher Ground have created ‘Joe’s 29-minute cook at home’ meal kits, the Gooey kiosk will remain open, serving up takeaway cookies, doughnuts, coffee from Ancoats Coffee and Rogue ice-cream, and Ducie Street’s Lounge team will be whipping up their favourite cocktails – available for collection or delivery.
Meal Kits from Higher Ground
Having just completed a month-long pop-up at Ducie Street Warehouse’s dining room, Higher Ground were about to launch a new dining offer to run at Ducie Street throughout November and December. While still taking bookings for December, during November, Mancunians can now enjoy Higher Ground’s dishes from the comfort of their own home, with four courses taking just 29 minutes to make.
Available for the weekends of November 13th/14th and 27th/28th, the meal kit is £40 and includes four courses for two people to share and a dessert from neighbours Gooey. It comes with a meal guide and for those who want that little extra help, there will be a live stream cook along with Joseph on Friday, November 13th at 719:30 via Ducie Street’s Instagram feed.
Wine from Higher Ground’s Bottle Shop can be added to any order, with the collection available from the Ducie Street Warehouse Kiosk from 12:00-17:00 on November 13th, 14th, 27th and 28th.
Using Blossom Coffee Roaster’s electric van, the team will provide carbon-neutral deliveries to the area of Greater Manchester. Kits are available to order via the Higher Ground website.
Gooey to Go
Every Thursday-Sunday, from 12:00-17:00, Gooey will be serving up its sweet treats from its kiosk, including its range of freshly-baked cookies and doughnuts (vegan options available), Rogue ice cream and Ancoats coffee.
Pre-orders aren’t required but are recommended. Those who do pre-order will be given an allotted pick-up time to collect their goods.
Gooey will still be delivering throughout lockdown.
Gethin Jones, Ducie Street Warehouse’s Bar Manager, has created a range of cocktails which are available to order online for collection. At 75cl, each one has enough for 10 servings, ideal for a lockdown night in!
Cocktails include the Sazerac Blanc, an indulgent take on the New Orleans classic, including Hennessey Very Special, cacao Blanc, absinthe, oak honey, creole bitters washed with white chocolate, the Paradise Islay, which is a smokey, tropical supper featuring Ardbeg 10, carambola, coconut & lemongrass cordial, pineapple liqueur & coconut fat, and After Hours, a tart and fruity take on the classic Martini, with Belvedere Vodka, Blackberry & Black Pepper Gastrique, Bergamot aperitif. All cocktails can be ordered online and are available for collection at the Gooey kiosk, Thursday – Sunday.
“Over the last few months, there has been a wonderful sense of community on the ground floor and despite lockdown, we’re determined to do what we can to see that continue. We have a fantastic team here, with a lot to offer – the meal kits from Higher Ground, the cookies and doughnuts from Gooey and Gethin’s cocktails, all of which can make lockdown that little bit more enjoyable!
While we can’t fully open our doors, we still want to provide something for the Manchester community and look forward to seeing everyone properly in a month’s time.”
(Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager at Ducie Street Warehouse)
For more information, head to the Ducie Street Warehouse website.