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ISCA’s Top 5

Our Top 5 selection this week is curated by the two incredible women behind local indie superstar ISCA, natural wine shop and vegetarian deli in Levenshulme.

Caroline & Isobel set up ISCA in 2019

Led by Caroline Dubois – sommelier at Where The Light Gets In – and Isobel Jenkins of the critically acclaimed Seasons Eatings supper clubs, ISCA aim to celebrate and focus on the cycle of ingredients – a recipe for delicious deli treats and beautiful wines delivered in a way that is respectful of the planet.

ISCA’s Top 5 recommendations are all female led indies making waves in Manchester…

1. Agapanthus Interiors, Wellington Street, Stockport.

Zoe Rigby heads up Agapanthus Interiors

Agapanthus is a family run interiors business specialising in antique lighting headed up by Zoe Rigby. Zoe has a great eye, innovative design ideas and is always ahead of the curve.

It’s the most beautiful shop in Stockport. You’ll be mesmerised by the sparkles and rainbow reflections around the shop on a sunny day.

2. Melocoton Clothing, Levenshulme

Melocoton is a new clothing and textile business started by Chloe Frejaville, co-owner of Where The Light Gets In in Stockport. Chloe is a talented seamstress, using ethically sourced fabric creating textiles for your home and beautiful children’s clothing all hand down at her studio in Levenshulme.

3. The Creameries, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton.

The Creameries created by the talented trio Mary, Soo and Sophie.

The Creameries is a neighbourhood restaurant in Chorlton serving seasonal food and natural wines.One of our favourite places to indulge when we could. A relaxed atmosphere but with a backdrop of serious cooking and knowledge of provenance. Created by 3 very driven and different women Mary Ellen McTague, Soo Wilkinson and Sophie Yeoman.

4. Pollen, New Islington Marina

Croissant goals

Pollen never disappoints. Generous, delicious and technically perfect. Pop in for the best pastries in Manchester reminiscent of San Francisco. Co-owner Hannah works very hard in pursuit of perfection, never compromising.

5. Into The Gathering Dusk

ITGD Espresso Martini Kit, yes please.

Into The Gathering Dusk specialises in wild drinks. Emma’s use of natural, foraged ingredients to create cocktails and soft drinks is magical. Her knowledge of roots, berries, herbs etc inspires the drinks she makes from vermouths to natural remedies.


Isca offers food & natural wine to go or have in, their focus is on the cycle of ingredients, from growing to preserving, celebrating the process from seed to ingestion.

ISCA is open THURSDAY + FRIDAY 11AM-5PM & SATURDAY 10AM-5PM. Pop in for wine, coffee, provisions and organic food to takeaway only for the time being.

ISCA also deliver wine & provisions to your door to local Manchester & Stockport postcodes, check the website and socials for delivery information.

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