The perfect time to try out some of the city's best dishes and foods...
This year’s Manchester Food & Drink Festival looks set to be the best ever, with a whole programme of events set over 2 weekends.
On this programme is an impressive list of some of the city’s best Street Food vendors, serving up everything from bao buns, chicken parmos, halloumi, Vietnamese and ice cream. Here’s who to expect…
What’s Your Beef
Meat maestros, What’s Your Beef have been serving up locally and ethically sourced grass-fed beef burgers to the masses for 6 years… Often tagged as ‘Manchester’s best burger’ – MFDF festival-goers can make their minds up for themselves by tucking in at the Hub. Their menu includes huge, unforgettable burgers including the Con Carne-Vore, the Fiery Bull or the Don’t Have a Cow veggie burger.
Bury-based sausage connoisseurs, Grandad’s Sausages, have been bringing artisan bangers to the people for over 50 years. They’ll be serving up their gourmet British hotdogs at Manchester Food and Drink Festival including all the super snags that helped them bag the MFDF Award for Street Food Trader of the Year in 2019.
Wallace and Sons
Fantastic, handmade Asian bao and gyoza… Wallace and Sons serve up some of the best in the city and they’ll be banging out brilliant bao buns throughout the first weekend of MFDF.
Wraps, wings and delicious things.. The street food inspired, Stockport bar and restaurant owned by Oh My Glaze street food hero Scott Graham, and Emmerdale star Adam Thomas (what a pairing!) will be bringing the likes of haloumi fries and jackfruit wraps to the Hub.
Briezh is Breton for Brittany… the gastro-rich north west of France. And Maison BReiZH will be brining an authentic taste of this incredible region to the Festival… Think classic savoury galettes using the best Breton buckwheat & butter, and dessert crêpes with the finest French chocolate, alongside quality Lancashire & Cheshire produce… c’est magnifique!
The award-winning and beloved Bundobust will be popping up at MFDF for the first session and bringing their incredible combination of vegetarian Indian street food and craft beer to the Hub. Expect some of their finest festival signature dishes like Vada Pav and Bundo Chaat.
Anyone who hasn’t tried the wonders of Parmogeddon yet should book a place at the Festival Hub right now… This surprising Middlesbrough delicacy is fried chicken goodness, covered in a rich, creamy béchamel, topped with a serious helping of cheese and shoved under the grill until melted and gooey. Incredible with chips and garlic sauce.
Go weak at the knees for squeaky cheese… Halloumination have been serving up their halloumi fries and halloumi burgers for the past 3 years. Their indulgent fries are topped with all sorts of deliciousness including salt and pepper, hoi sin and peri peri mayonnaise.
I Knead Pizza
Stockport’s I Knead Pizza are passionate about producing fresh Neapolitan-style pizza with artisan imported meat and locally grown produce (plus vegan and veggie options). Wood fired and ready to go… it’s the Festival pizza moment you’ve been waiting for.
Inspired by Hanoi, brought to you from Manchester. Serving up street food inspired by Vietnam’s capital expect incredible banh mi and bao buns.
The spirit of sharing and being with people you love is at the heart of this family owned Indian restaurant in Hale… Gupshup aims to bring a slice of Indian flavours and culture the Hub via their pop up street food hut serving up Chana Masala, Butter Chicken and their festival special the ‘naanwich’.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium
Manchester legends Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, inventors of incredible ice cream, will be serving up their famous small batch dairy ice cream, sorbet and vegan ice cream. It’s 10 years since Ginger’s Claire Kelsey pulled up her van to one of their first events at MFDF, bringing with her flavours like ‘Raspberry & Rose meringue’, ‘Orange tarragon & watercress’, and ‘Chorlton Crack’ (salted caramel peanut butter).