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By Manchester's Finest | 13 September 2021

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As part of Manchester Food & Drink Festival this year, there’s set to be two weekends of ‘artisan’ food and drink markets, featuring a long list of the region’s best independent food and drink producers, makers and businesses.

The Artisan Market will take place at the Festival Hub in Cathedral Gardens between Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th Sept & Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th Sept. From Midday – 7pm each day. Here’s who you can expect…

Eat Well
Manchester’s social enterprise, Eat Well, will present their limited edition hampers containing the finest artisan produce from a hand selected bunch of the best indie food heroes.

Baked Goods

Chorlton Bread Co
Serving handmade plant-based, sourdough bread and cookies all the way from Chorlton.


Handmade bagels and seasonal bouquets from MFDF Award-nominated new local producers BreadFlower.


Companio Bakery
Ancoats’ neighbourhood, sourdough bakery will be serving up their fresh loaves to the festival customers.


HM Pasties
Pies and Pasties handmade in Bolton with the social mission of reducing re-offending by employing people with criminal convictions.

Sweet Treats

Café Cannoli
Bringing handmade, authentic Sicilian cannoli to the Festival.


Cocoa and Bloom
Beautiful, sustainable, handmade chocolates made with natural fresh, inventive fillings.


Manchester Cheesecake Co
Homemade, locally produced small batch cheesecakes in an array of amazing flavours.


Paradiso Authentic Italian
Freshly made, authentic Italian desserts including their famous flavoured Tiramisu… Bellissimo!


The Gourmet Brownie Co
Gorgeous gooey brownies handmade and brought to the Festival to fulfil the needs of even the sweetest of tooths.


Hot Sauces

DevilDog Sauces
Small batch chilli sauces and seasonings made right here in Manchester.

Beer & Spirits

O’Donnell Moonshine
Handcrafted spirits and liqueurs presented in their now iconic glass jars. A throwback to American prohibition usually found at Hatch and coming to the Festival for the first time.


Twisted Wheel Brew Co
Craft Beer brewed in the Northwest and celebrating the spirit of Northern Soul!


Prestwich Gin
Locally produced, award nominated, small batch gin!


Ribble Valley Gin
Small batch, multi award winning gins brough to the Hub direct from the Ribble Valley.


Crozier Drinks
Professional, premixed Artisan cocktails specialising in inventive combinations of fruits spirits and spices.


MFDF Artisan Food Market

Dates: Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th September, Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th September
Times: Midday – 7pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Cathedral Gardens

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