News/27 Jan 2021

The Best Manchester Businesses to Support Over Lockdown

Salford Coffee Roasters

A firm favourite of our residents, and the only beans you’ll find in Duet’s coffee machine, Salford Coffee Roasters’ products are a must-have for any coffee lover. From the more conventional blends to unique flavours, such as ‘the Black Forest Gateau one’, Salford Coffee Roasters have something for everyone. You can order their coffee beans by the bag on their website or, if you’re really serious about upping your at-home barista skills, the roasters offer a flexible monthly subscription service that you can opt for!

Fernandes Makes

Artist and illustrator Nicola Fernandes, or Fernandes Makes, is a Manchester-based creative that should certainly have your attention this lockdown – not only are her quirky illustrations a joy to look at, Nicola’s art also makes for wonderful gifts. Nicola also curated Duet’s very own art exhibition of the most exciting northern artists back in February 2020. We hope to collaborate with Fernandes Makes and showcase more wonderful art again at Duet in the future!

Feel Good Club

Considering their impressive 180K following on Instagram, you may well be familiar with the wellbeing-themed coffee house, Feel Good Club, and their uplifting social content. With a delicious brunch, lunch and drinks menu, this Northern Quarter hot-spot are offering delivery and click & collect to their customers. What’s more, Feel Good Club also sell a range of great merch, such as sweaters, accessories, and stationary, which is definitely worth a browse on your next online-shopping spree.

Oli the Choc

If you’re searching for a sweet treat to cheer yourself, or a loved one, up over lockdown, then look no further than Stockport’s own master chocolatier, Oli the Choc. Oli’s range of ingenious chocolate creations are a feast for both the eyes and the stomach, making them a perfect gift to send over lockdown. Oli the Choc also hosts virtual corporate chocolate-making events which you can find out more about here – after two very successful virtual classes hosted for Duet residents, we’d really recommend getting one booked for your next virtual get-together!

Northern Quarter Gallery

As we’re continuing to spend so much time inside, you might be looking for an easy way to add something new to your home to spruce it up. A new piece of art can completely transform a room, which is why we’d recommend browsing Northern Quarter Gallery for prints. While online shopping doesn’t quite compare to a trip to this iconic Afflecks Palace gallery, there are countless affordable pieces of vibrant art, quirky greetings card, and trinkets available to purchase on their website.

To find out more about life at Duet and our work with local businesses, contact our lettings team on 0161 241 3823 or email to arrange your new year viewing.