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Festival Hub

Gastr-avaganza! The MFDF Big Festival Hub, Albert Square, Thursday 10th Sept - Sunday 20th Sept  

This year's Festival Hub is happening on Albert Square for 11 days. This pop up food village will provide a gastro honeypot of food adventures with the Festival Bar, Street Food Fair, Wine Bar, Live Entertainment, and Producer Market

Open from 12noon - late daily and with entry completely FREE this is Manchester's food destination of the year so make sure you're a part of it!

Festival Hub (10th - 21st September)

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

The UK's best-selling golden ale gives its name to the Hub's central beer outlet at the start of the festival. The Wainwright Ale Trail Bar gives you ample opportunity to savour its delicate  citrussy flavours balanced with a subtle sweetness... but that's just the start of the ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Three Wine Women

The Three Wine Women

Wine is a drink promoted more widely towards the female market, yet like hairdressing and cooking, when one surveys the 'top dogs' of the trade, it tends to be the men doing the swilling. MFDF has invited three of the UK's top wine experts to descend on the Festival ...

Thursday 10th September 18:30

Beef and Pudding Manchester Feast

Beef and Pudding Manchester Feast

Acclaimed local chef David Mooney cooks up a Manchester-themed feast in association with Seven Brothers Brewery and guests at Beef & Pudding - supporting the Wood Street Mission (helping families in poverty). A fabulous three-course feast with carefully selected craft ales and stouts to match. 

In association with www.ahoy.co.uk

Thursday 10th September 19:00 at Beef and Pudding, M2 4AA

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

Our City Life stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime 
Finch and the Moon @FinchAndTheMoon
Folk duo with beautiful songs.
Dave Fidler @davefid
Rootsy acoustic blues and folk.

Teatime
The Sanderson Pitch 
Acoustic soul soundscapes with great grooves.
Bluebird Kid Clark @bbkcmusic
Sun-drenched sixties sounds.

Suppertime
Matt Wolff Band @mattwolffband 
Blues and harmonies.
DJ Graeme Park @graemepark
Hacienda favourite and radio DJ with 30 years of global success.

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015- with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

The UK's best-selling golden ale gives its name to the Hub's central beer outlet at the start of the festival. The Wainwright Ale Trail Bar gives you ample opportunity to savour its delicate  citrussy flavours balanced with a subtle sweetness... but that's just the start of the ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Chilli & Tequila Festival

Chilli & Tequila Festival

Mistress of the chilli and Queen of all things hot and spicy, Thomasina Miers, founder of the lauded Mexican restaurant group, Wahaca, and author of Chilli Notes, is coming to MFDF to head up a celebration of heat and hard liquor. Chill growers from around the UK will be showcasing ...

Friday 11th September 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest returns to Manchester Town Hall, taking over the stunning Great Hall. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent merchants. It's ...

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September at Manchester Town Hall , M2 5DB

The Secret Pantry

The Secret Pantry

Join Tea Hive as they host a special evening to launch their new late night opening. A night of small plates, prohibition style cocktails and vintage board games. 

Ticket price includes set menu of 6 tasting dishes (vegetarian menu available) and 2 cocktails - and as many games as you can ...

Friday 11th September 19:30 at Tea Hive, M21 9PW

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

18:30 - Thomasina Miers , Wahaca

Headlining our Chilli & Tequila Fest, Thomasina will be bringing the heat to the MFDF demo kitchen with her Chilli & Tequila inspired recipes. Don't miss out on the chance to grab a signed copy of her book, Chilli Notes. 

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime
Lily-Jo @lilyjoproject
Pop soul singer- songwriter

Teatime
Jules Rendell @julesrendell
Soulful sound with an ethereal edge.
Lily-Jo @lilyjoproject
Pop soul singer- songwriter.

Suppertime
Kristyna Myles @KristynaMyles
A distinctive voice full of soul.
DJ Lady Faith @djladyfaith
American hard dance.

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

The UK's best-selling golden ale gives its name to the Hub's central beer outlet at the start of the festival. The Wainwright Ale Trail Bar gives you ample opportunity to savour its delicate  citrussy flavours balanced with a subtle sweetness... but that's just the start of the ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

Big Indie Wine Fest 2015

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest returns to Manchester Town Hall, taking over the stunning Great Hall. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent merchants. It's ...

Friday 11th - Saturday 12th September at Manchester Town Hall , M2 5DB

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Festival Special

Cloudwater Brewery Tap Festival Special

September will see the launch of Cloudwater's Autumn range with focus shifting from US hop harvests in light and thirst quenching beer to hop harvests from New Zealand, Australia, and then Europe.  Richer, darker, and a little stronger, they'll be presenting beer styles that fit the season's ...

Saturday 12th September 11:00 at Cloudwater Brewery, M1 2NP

Chef Demo Day

Chef Demo Day

You'll need to get to the Festival Hub early in order to get a good seat! We have a day filled with fantastic foodie demos brought to you this cracking line up of culinary geniuses. 

1pm - Olia Hercules 
Olia Hercules is a Ukrainian-born Leith's and Ottolenghi-trained chef, recipe ...

Saturday 12th September 13:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Gaucho Cookery School

Gaucho Cookery School

Fernando Larroude will show you how to prepare a three course Argentine meal.

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.

Saturday 12th September 13:00 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

The Liquor Market with the Drinks Enthusiast

The Liquor Market with the Drinks Enthusiast

The Liquor Market, hosted by the Drinks Enthusiast, pops up once again in the decadent surrounds of Deansgate's Elixir bar. This is your chance to dive into the world of boutique spirits. Lose yourself in the intoxicating samples of the UK's best brand ambassadors with everything from single ...

Saturday 12th September 14:00 at Elixir , M3 2BY

The Green Lampshade with Mary-Ellen McTague

The Green Lampshade with Mary-Ellen McTague

A food/music event based on electronic music pioneer (and food enthusiast) Delia Derbyshire's work, featuring 5 dishes by Mary-Ellen McTague and five performances based on themes drawn from her influential output, which kicked off at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Delia famously realised the original Doctor Who theme in ...

Saturday 12th September 16:00 at Whitworth Art Gallery, M15 6ER

Bio-Historic Banquet

Bio-Historic Banquet

Guests will dine under the shadow of a giant whale skeleton, surrounded by some of the Museum's most extraordinary exhibits while enjoying a unique six-course culinary experience created by chef Robert Owen Brown using ultra-local produce grown by the Biospheric Foundation. The menu will be inspired by the Museum ...

Saturday 12th September 18:30 at Manchester Museum, M13 9PL

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

13:00 - Olia Hercules, Rising Food Star

Olia Hercules is a Ukrainian-born Leith's and Ottolenghi-trained chef, recipe writer and food stylist. In December 2014, she was named as Observer Rising Star of 2015 in the food category. her reputation was consolidated by he revelatory cookbook, Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond, which introduced us to a cuisine very different from our Cold War misconceptions. Olia will be demonstrating the delights of dishes such as gherkin, beef & barley broth or garlicky Georgian poussins with spicy plum chutney. 

15:00 - Simon Rogan, The French

Multi-award-winning Simon Rogan's culinary empire now encompasses the 2 MIchelin star L'Enclume, a restaurant with rooms he and his partner Penny Tapsell opened in Cartmel in 2002, Rogan & Company (2008) there plus a 12-acre farm nearby; Fera at Claridge's, which opened in May 2014, gaining a Michelin star within four months; and, of course,  The French and Mr Cooper's at Manchester's Midland Hotel. The Waitrose Good Food Guide gives flagship L'Enclume 10/10 rating and #1 ranking. 

17:00 - Aiden Byrne, Manchester House

From an ear;y age Liverpudlian Aiden Byrne rose to be head chef at a string of Michelin-starred restaurants, but in 2008 decided to come home, converting the Church Green in Lymm into an acclaimed gastropub and winning the AA restaurant of the year award in 2012, but a year later opening the fine dining Manchester House with Living Ventures sent his profile soaring. It scooped a hat-trick of triumphs at the 2014 Manchester Food and Drink Awards - Best Restaurant, Best Bar and Best Newcomer. 

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime
Dave Fidler and The Corvettes @thecorvettesuk
Toe-tapping folk music with big harmonies.
Zacc Rogers @zaccrogers
Loops pedals, blues, reggae & country festival vibes.
Jo Rose @jothomasrose
Acoustic Americana and stories in song.

Teatime
Purple Heart Parade @PurpleHrtParade
Psychedelic, melodic five-piece.
Little Mammoths @LittleMammoths
A proper rock'n'roll band for the modern age. Raw and raucous, they peddle their own brew of intoxicated fun.
Joseph Lofthouse @loftytherogue
Edenfield born singer-songwriter.  

Suppertime
Howard Rose @howardlordjohn
The Voice UK finalist with a full band and awesome vocals. 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

The UK's best-selling golden ale gives its name to the Hub's central beer outlet at the start of the festival. The Wainwright Ale Trail Bar gives you ample opportunity to savour its delicate  citrussy flavours balanced with a subtle sweetness... but that's just the start of the ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Make your own Bloody Mary off the trolley in this all-inclusive brunch, served with an Argentine twist against a backdrop of cool beats. Various times available. 

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.

Sunday 13th September 11:00 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Northern Quarter Food Walk with Peter O'Grady

Northern Quarter Food Walk with Peter O'Grady

Take a stroll around the Northern Quarter and admire it's astonishing gastro scene with the man who started it all! Peter O'Grady opened the Market Restaurant in 1980, back when it was the only restaurant in the area. Nowadays he's one of the city's Blue Badge ...

Sunday 13th September 11:30 at Fred Aldous, M1 1LW

The Great Manchester Bake Off

The Great Manchester Bake Off

Is your bread the best in town? Are you an expert at icing cakes? Does your pastry rival any French patisserie? If the answer's yes, then pop on your apron and oven gloves and compete in Manchester Food and Drink Festival's 'Great Manchester Bake Off'.

In partnership with ...

Sunday 13th September 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

Edible Mushroom Hunt with Jesper Launder

Edible Mushroom Hunt with Jesper Launder

This is a popular walk held in the open parkland of Didsbury and the Mersey Basin. Learn how to identify the good edible species and how to avoid the woodlands deadliest mushrooms! All good edible finds will be cooked up at the end for a distinct and delicious taste experience ...

Sunday 13th September 12:00 at Fletcher Moss Park, M20 2SW

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

Old House Playground featuring Vini Reilly Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime
Dan Bridgewood-Hill 
Lanquid and progressive guitar style.
Jon Beech
Ash Hunter 
Finger picking rural bliss
The Jodrellaires 
Fluctuating Manchester band born out of Mark Greer & Mike Seal's mutual love of fifties/sixties pop/rockabilly.
Lucy and Virginia
Original and classic country covers.  
Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys
Country music with passion delivered by The Thin Man, Clive Mellor and Mog.
The Victor Brox Blues Train
One of Britain's greatest ever blues vocalists.

Teatime
Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys
Country music with passion delivered by The Thin Man, Clive Mellor and Mog.
The Victor Brox Blues Train
One of Britain's greatest ever blues vocalists.
 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Burger and Lobster Tank Talks Sessions

Burger and Lobster Tank Talks Sessions

A bargain introduction to this popular new arrival, serving exactly what it says on the label. Places limited - email marketing@burgerandlobster.com

Monday 14th September 12:00 at Burger and Lobster, M2 4WU

Gaucho - For the love of Dulce de Leche

Gaucho - For the love of Dulce de Leche

Exec chef Brett Duarte helps you explore Argentine's best-loved dessert through three easy recipes.

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.

Monday 14th September 18:00 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Taste on Two at Harvey Nichols

Taste on Two at Harvey Nichols

Join Harvey Nichols for an evening dedicated to fabulous food and drink. Enjoy fantastic drinks, food tastings, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, and plenty of foodie treats – as well as a sneak peek at Christmas gifting at Harvey Nichols.

In association with www.ahoy.co.uk  

Monday 14th September 18:00 at Harvey Nichols, M1 1AD

Champagne Tasting at Tattu with Louis Roederer

Champagne Tasting at Tattu with Louis Roederer

Tattu Restaurant & Bar, in association with Louis Roederer, is inviting you to an evening of elegance and glamour with a champagne tasting held in the restaurant's private parlour room.

Guests will be given an introduction to a variety of different champagne styles, accompanied by delicious canapés to complement ...

Monday 14th September 18:00 at Tattu Restaurant and Bar, M3 3EB

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm   

Teatime 
Philippa Hanna @Philippahanna
Inspiring Gospel songwriter.
Chelsea Alice Scott @Checkers_x
Sheffield acoustic ace. 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

Burger and Lobster Tank Talk Sessions

Burger and Lobster Tank Talk Sessions

A bargain introduction to this popular new arrival, serving exactly what it says on the label. Places limited - email marketing@burgerandlobster.com.

Tuesday 15th September 18:00 at Burger and Lobster, M2 4WU

Gaucho Ceviche Masterclass and Tasting

Gaucho Ceviche Masterclass and Tasting

Make your own ceviche from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices with a chilli kick under the guidance of Gaucho exec chef Brett Duarte.

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.  

Tuesday 15th September 18:30 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Late Summer's Harvest

Late Summer's Harvest

A selection of small plates, up to 10 plates between two peope, from late summer's rich bounty, each matched with a liquid sidecar - be it beer, wine, sherry or cocktail. We've developed a selection of dishes to make the most of late Summer's vast produce. Expect dishes ...

Tuesday 15th September 18:45 at Common, M4 1HW

Tasting Tuesday with Tampopo

Tasting Tuesday with Tampopo

Tampopo bring you a taste of things to come, a look back at their very best, and a preview of some exciting new cocktails, as part of a very special evening at the Hub. For one night only, you'll be the tasting panel as Tampopo celebrate 18 years of ...

Tuesday 15th September 19:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei's Street Cart

Mei Mei’s Street Cart serve traditional Jian Bing Chinese crepes and hand-cut sweet potato fries with their handmade spicy mayo. Straight from the streets of Beijing, their crepes are filled with blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in their signature marinades. Mei Mei’s Street Cart pride themselves on using local, free range produce from reputable suppliers.

https://twitter.com/mmstreetcart

Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

The delicious Diamond Dogs frankfurters are handmade with J.W.Mettrick and Sons free range pork. Their unique frankfurters are contained in traditional natural lamb casings and smoked over English fruit woods, making them a must have at MFDF. With the design an integral part of their concept, Diamond Dogs used a local up and coming artist to create their vivid and striking head turner of a unit.

http://diamond-dogs.wix.com/hotdogs

Vermilion Cinnabar

Vermilion Cinnabar

Offering a fabulous range of Asian fusion street food, Vermilion Cinnabar’s exceptional flavours transport you across continents. Passionate about the quality of their local and East Asian ingredients, their dishes are cooked with love, skill and finesse. Let your taste buds explore the cuisine of India and Thailand and feast on a slice of Asia.



https://www.vermilion.uk.com/

Yakumama

Yakumama

Packing a punch with their bags of flavour, Yakumama will be serving up their Latin American inspired street food. Pouring heart and soul into everything they create, they endeavour to cook with organic, local, quality produce wherever possible. Aiming to bring something different to the street food scene, they have a strong offering of vegetarian and gluten free dishes alongside their vibrant meat and fish menu.

https://twitter.com/yakumamamcr

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza

Fundi Pizza won’t just feed you, they’ll entertain you! Providing theatre for their customers with pizzas creatively handmade and cooked in the roaring fire of their pizza oven. Hand-stretched with every order and topped with mouth-watering ingredients, Fundi Pizza promises to be a festival success.

http://www.fundipizza.com/

Crabbieshack

Crabbieshack

Burgers are a staple of the street food scene, but Crabbieshack have taken things to a whole new level. Served up in the familiar guise of a burger, they deliver delicious soft shell crab with a delightful array of toppings. Using the best possible ingredients, Crabbieshack make the most interesting and unusual food. Celebrating the whole crab, they team it with flavours that enhance the delicate, sweet, ozone enriched meat of this humble crustacean.

http://www.crabbieshack.co.uk/

Churros Susanna

Churros Susanna

Promising theatre, flare and love, Churros Susanna will be spreading the taste of Spain with Grandma’s authentic churros formula. With her technique having travelled generations, Susanna closely guards the family recipe whilst bringing a spot of sugary happiness to the masses. These Vegan friendly treats marry perfectly with a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and a pot of hot dipping chocolate

http://www.churrossusannawales.com/

Madame Francoise

Madame Francoise

French couple, Emily and Amaury, will be arriving in style in their 1978 classic French Renault Estafette to tempt us with their authentic crepes and galettes. Combining organic flour and whole milk with Lancashire’s free range eggs and creamy Normandy butter, these traditional classics will follow time-honoured French recipes and will be served in a variety of flavours. With options ranging from the simple to the elaborate, there will be something to suit every palate.

http://www.madamefrancoise.com/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.



https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Viet Shack

Viet Shack

Head over to the award winning Viet Shack if you fancy indulging in some Vietnamese street food with a modern twist. With food 100% homemade, healthy and non-processed, their inventive burgers, ‘Viet’ dogs and traditional dishes are sure to impress. With a permanent home in Manchester Arndale’s Market, Viet Shack are always keen to cover more ground and share their cooking with a wider audience.

https://twitter.com/vietshack

Spiral Potatoes

Spiral Potatoes

Potatoes sliced into a spiral, what more could you want?! A great treat to keep the kids entertained and a little novelty delight for the parents too. With great flavours and seasoning, Spiral Potatoes have transformed a foodie staple into foodie fun. Grab them before they’re gone!

The Cheese Truck


The Cheese Truck

The Cheese Truck set out to promote the best British cheeses! They serve them gooey, melted and straight up cheesy. Making and selling a range of delicious dishes that use the best locally sourced and free range ingredients. From their signature grilled cheese sandwiches to their gooey fondue fries and intriguing Stilton and dark chocolate brownies.

http://thecheesetruck.com/

Al’s BBQ Shack

Al’s BBQ Shack


A nationwide street food venture that began right here in Manchester. Established in 2008 by owners Marek and Matt, they bring together a combined experience of 30 years in the catering industry. Their passion for food has led them to develop their speciality BBQ swing grill stalls. Check them out for everything BBQ.

http://www.alsbbqshack.co.uk/

La Tasca

La Tasca

They’ve already been serving the city with their tapas delicacies and traditional Spanish cuisine in their much loved restaurants. Now La Tasca have taken their dishes to the streets of Manchester and will be joining us at MFDF. Paella anyone?

http://latasca.com/venue/manchester-deansgate/

Thaikhun

Thaikhun

Thailand is famous for its world class street food and we are lucky enough to have the best of it in Albert Square this September. Thaikhun have been enjoying great success in Spinningfields and they have already established themselves as a favourite on the Manchester dining scene.

http://thaikhun.co.uk/

Burger and Lobster

Burger and Lobster

Well the clue’s in the title. Burger and Lobster will be serving up burger and lobster. Having arrived on the Manchester dining scene after massive success with their London restaurants, we are certain that they will be dazzling customers on Albert Square. Now you just have to choose…burger or lobster?

http://www.burgerandlobster.com/home/

Biospheric Project

Biospheric Project

In the Biospheric Project’s in-house mushroom laboratory, they have been growing organic mushrooms on a number of commonly available, recycled substrates, including woodchip, sawdust, coffee grounds and chaff. They are bringing this brilliant project to MFDF and they will be serving up some delicious mushroom burgers!
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo (Friday 11th- 13th)

Deliveroo, the online delivery service that brings restaurant food to your door, will be hosting their own kitchen at this year's MFDF. A mix of awesome chefs from amazing local restaurants will be providing the festival and residents in the area with an exclusive menu, only available from 11th - 13th September 2015. All profits made from sales at the Deliveroo kitchen will be donated to charity

.

https://deliveroo.co.uk/

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are bringing real Indian street food to Manchester with their freshly prepared and organic chaat. Chaat is a roadside snack usually sold from a cart, often wrapped in newspaper but always delicious! All their dishes are fresh made to order and just so happen to suit vegetarians too and all their vegetables are organic.

http://www.chaatcart.co.uk/

Splendid Kitchen

Splendid Kitchen

A very British take on the best of American cooking, Splendid Kitchen will be serving up “Northern Soul Food”. American classics are a big hit with UK food fans, but Splendid Kitchen are determined to stick to their British roots and infuse the two food cultures seamlessly. At this year's MFDF they'll be serving up their delicious fried chicken. It's one of their restaurant favourites, prepared with flair by their expert chefs who can guarantee excellent quality and excellent taste with every mouthful.

http://www.splendidkitchen.co.uk/

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm   

Lunchtime
Lily-Jo @lilyjoproject 
Pop soul singer- songwriter

Teatime
Paul Hinks @skoiband
Mesmerising sound that is both romantic and moving.
Sophie Morgan @SophieMorgan96
A hypnotising, original sound.
Laura Esther @Laura__Esther
French singer-songwriter with a rich, soulful voice. 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success

Get the secret ingredients for business growth. Food & drink businesses are one of the most popular start ups today. In the competitive world of food and drink, everyone needs the recipe for success. Come and hear from some of the region's top foodie entrepreneurs to learn their secret ingredients ...

Wednesday 16th September 18:00 at Central Library, M2 5PD

Giro Pasta Barilla Feast

Giro Pasta Barilla Feast

Love Italian cooking? Discover the world of Barilla, Italy's N.1 Pasta! Try a variety of delicious pasta and the authentic Italian flavours of Barilla ready-made sauces in our all-you-can-eat pasta event. No need to order: you will be served several pasta dishes with different sauces and you can ...

Wednesday 16th September 18:00 at Al Bacio Italian Restaurant, M2 6DW

Gaucho Beef Masterclass

Gaucho Beef Masterclass

Master griller Fernando Larroude lays bare the secrets behind cooking four of their ionic Argentine beef cuts. Learn to clean, cut and grill them.

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.

Wednesday 16th September 18:30 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Capital at The Hub!

Capital at The Hub!

Join Capital for a food extravaganza! For a third year Capital have partnered with Manchester Food and Drink Festival to bring you something different in aid of Global's Make Some Noise. Rob, Rach, Sally and Wingman have volunteered to cook you up a treat in their very own pop ...

Wednesday 16th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Hawksmoor at Home Feast

Hawksmoor at Home Feast

An intimate, three-course Hawksmoor dinner for a limited number of guests, featuring dishes from the book of the same name, not usually available on the menu, matched with Hawksmoor blend wines and One Water. The menu will be presented by the head chef Liam, wines by Nicole and cocktails in ...

Wednesday 16th September 19:00 at Hawksmoor, M3 3WB

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos are bringing the joy of churros and melted Belgian chocolate to our Great British shores. This Latino indulgence is a pick me up treat and perfect for the whole family. Having transformed the collapsed family barn into their first stall, Los Churros Amigos promises to add a great aesthetic to the festival.

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

Not Dogs

Not Dogs

Not Dogs are Meaty Dogs Without The Meat! Not Dogs was created by Katie and Jane in their frustration at the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering veggie food while out and about. From their little purple food truck, they serve up their exclusive 8” Quorn Bratwurst packed with tasty and unique home-made toppings.

http://www.notdogs.co.uk/

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Freshly prepared in front of customers, The Mac Factory offers 6 unique choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese. Served in attractive pots and topped with their signature parmesan and thyme crumble that will have you queuing up for more. For The Mac Factory, creating Mac n Cheese isn’t just a job, it’s a passion!

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Breaking the boundaries of street food, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen aims to surpass all expectations and create a memorable food experience. Taking inspiration from its cultural roots and combining with a modern culinary approach, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen brings Ghanaian culture to ever increasing audience through food. They will be showcasing traditional Ghanaian fayre with the addition of an exciting, contemporary twist.

http://zoesghanakitchen.co.uk/restaurant/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.

https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Straight from the kitchen of their hugely successful Northern Quarter and Chorlton bars, Odd Bar will be treating us to a feast of delectable gourmet burgers. Bursting with flavour and packed with top notch ingredients, Odd Bar take pride in serving proper food. Served on a soft brioche bun, options include rum roasted pork, chilli beef and grilled marinated halloumi. When combined with their slaw, sauces, cheeses and pickles, and Odd Bar burger promises to satisfy.

http://www.oddbar.co.uk/

Piggie Smalls

Piggie Smalls

Amazing hot dogs and dirty fries are a Piggie Smalls commitment. Hot dogs double smoked over applewood and slow cooked pulled pork combine to create a delicious meaty feast. Putting their own unique spin on these North American classics, Piggie Smalls are a current favourite in the Manchester street food market.

https://twitter.com/piggiesmallsyo

Fire and Slice

Fire and Slice

This husband and wife team are passionate about real pizza handmade with quality ingredients. Their artisan pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven on their vintage inspired stall. With compliments flooding in for their antique style, their rustic pizzas more than match the inspired design with their superb taste.

http://fireandslicepizza.com/

Tampopo

Tampopo

With three restaurants across the city, Tampopo is a Manchester favourite. They have ventured across East Asia and gathered their favourite recipes and dishes for us all to try. With food and flavours arriving from the street-markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and the noodle vendors of Tokyo, there will be something to tingle every taste bud.

http://www.tampopo.co.uk/locations

Chalk Bar and Grill

Chalk Bar and Grill

Didsbury’s Chalk Bar and Grill - Mocktail, Slow cooked steak suet pudding, creamed mash potato, roast root veg and gravy, sweet lemon tart and raspberry sorbet

http://www.chalkbar.co.uk/

The Little Fish Boat

The Little Fish Boat

Rob Owen Brown will be serving up day boat caught sustainable fresh fish, real chips and brilliant mushy peas. Fresh fish to take home and the famous Manchester egg will be available too.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Iberica

Iberica

Ibérica Restaurant brings only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants. So without a doubt we are bringing a taste of Spain to MFDF from their Spinningfields restaurant. Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano , who has an impressive 3 Michelin stars to his name (2 from his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar, in Asturias, Spain) through the ever-evolving and authentic menus. He ensures only the highest quality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/

Scene Dining

Scene Dining

Scene Dining is Spinningfield’s first Indian restaurant serving authentic street food inspired by the sub continent. A visit to Scene will be a truly engaging experience that uses all the five senses. Customers will be able to see the freshness and vibrant colours of the ingredients, smell the spices used and hear the food being prepared through the theatrical open plan kitchen which is the focal point of this exciting restaurant.

http://www.scenedining.com/

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime
Tolu @toluajayimusic
Bringing soulful R&B covers with his velvety smooth vocals. 

Teatime
Finch and the Moon @FinchAndTheMoon 
Folk duo with beautiful songs.

Suppertime
Finch and the Moon @FinchAndTheMoon 
Folk duo with beautiful songs.
DJ Adam Brown @AdsBrown
Capital's resident Dance DJ

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

Manchester Art Gallery Festival Event

Manchester Art Gallery Festival Event

Taste nibbles and cocktails inspired by the gallery’s rooftop garden. Join in a tour that takes in representations of food and drink in the gallery’s collections.

Thursday 17th September 17:30 at Manchester Art Gallery, M2 3JL

Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

In association with the Yang Sing, MFDF is taking you on a magical gourmet tour of Manchester's Chinatown. You'll meet up at the Pagoda at the heart of this fascinating district, then follow a trail round three key culinary venues, where your guide will explain the history and ...

Thursday 17th September 18:00 at Chinatown Pagoda, M1 4HE

Bread & Med Masterclass

Bread & Med Masterclass

You won't want to miss this fantastic hands-on collaboration between two of the city's finest indie food operations. Trove will head up a bread making masterclass where guests will be able to make their own dough. While it's proving, Salvi's, along with some of their key ...

Thursday 17th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Grill on the Alley Steak School

Grill on the Alley Steak School

So, we at the Grill on the Alley know a little about a lot of things, we're clever like that. But one thing we do know from the front to the back, nose to the tail, you might say, is about Meat. Steak to be precise.

Now we know ...

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Grill on the Alley, M2 6EG

Gaucho Meet The Winemaker Dinner

Gaucho Meet The Winemaker Dinner

Wine director Phil Crozier pairs four of his own Corte G wines with four courses of Argentine heaven and discusses why Argentina now ranks so high in the wine world.

All Gaucho events must be booked on 0161 833 4422 or email olga.wolodzko@gauchorestaurants.com.

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Doubletree Hilton Rooftop Fever-Tree Party

Doubletree is inviting all gin lovers to enjoy their favourite summer drink with spectacular views of the city from its beautiful rooftop venue, the SkyLounge. Join them for a late summer gin experience in conjunction with Fever-Tree Gin and enjoy two gin cocktails and nibbles with your ticket.

In association ...

Thursday 17th September 19:00 at Doubletree Hilton, M1 3DG

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos are bringing the joy of churros and melted Belgian chocolate to our Great British shores. This Latino indulgence is a pick me up treat and perfect for the whole family. Having transformed the collapsed family barn into their first stall, Los Churros Amigos promises to add a great aesthetic to the festival.

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

Not Dogs

Not Dogs

Not Dogs are Meaty Dogs Without The Meat! Not Dogs was created by Katie and Jane in their frustration at the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering veggie food while out and about. From their little purple food truck, they serve up their exclusive 8” Quorn Bratwurst packed with tasty and unique home-made toppings.

http://www.notdogs.co.uk/

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Freshly prepared in front of customers, The Mac Factory offers 6 unique choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese. Served in attractive pots and topped with their signature parmesan and thyme crumble that will have you queuing up for more. For The Mac Factory, creating Mac n Cheese isn’t just a job, it’s a passion!

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Breaking the boundaries of street food, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen aims to surpass all expectations and create a memorable food experience. Taking inspiration from its cultural roots and combining with a modern culinary approach, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen brings Ghanaian culture to ever increasing audience through food. They will be showcasing traditional Ghanaian fayre with the addition of an exciting, contemporary twist.

http://zoesghanakitchen.co.uk/restaurant/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.

https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Straight from the kitchen of their hugely successful Northern Quarter and Chorlton bars, Odd Bar will be treating us to a feast of delectable gourmet burgers. Bursting with flavour and packed with top notch ingredients, Odd Bar take pride in serving proper food. Served on a soft brioche bun, options include rum roasted pork, chilli beef and grilled marinated halloumi. When combined with their slaw, sauces, cheeses and pickles, and Odd Bar burger promises to satisfy.

http://www.oddbar.co.uk/

Piggie Smalls

Piggie Smalls

Amazing hot dogs and dirty fries are a Piggie Smalls commitment. Hot dogs double smoked over applewood and slow cooked pulled pork combine to create a delicious meaty feast. Putting their own unique spin on these North American classics, Piggie Smalls are a current favourite in the Manchester street food market.

https://twitter.com/piggiesmallsyo

Fire and Slice

Fire and Slice

This husband and wife team are passionate about real pizza handmade with quality ingredients. Their artisan pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven on their vintage inspired stall. With compliments flooding in for their antique style, their rustic pizzas more than match the inspired design with their superb taste.

http://fireandslicepizza.com/

Tampopo

Tampopo

With three restaurants across the city, Tampopo is a Manchester favourite. They have ventured across East Asia and gathered their favourite recipes and dishes for us all to try. With food and flavours arriving from the street-markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and the noodle vendors of Tokyo, there will be something to tingle every taste bud.

http://www.tampopo.co.uk/locations

Chalk Bar and Grill

Chalk Bar and Grill

Didsbury’s Chalk Bar and Grill - Mocktail, Slow cooked steak suet pudding, creamed mash potato, roast root veg and gravy, sweet lemon tart and raspberry sorbet

http://www.chalkbar.co.uk/

The Little Fish Boat

The Little Fish Boat

Rob Owen Brown will be serving up day boat caught sustainable fresh fish, real chips and brilliant mushy peas. Fresh fish to take home and the famous Manchester egg will be available too.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Iberica

Iberica

Ibérica Restaurant brings only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants. So without a doubt we are bringing a taste of Spain to MFDF from their Spinningfields restaurant. Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano , who has an impressive 3 Michelin stars to his name (2 from his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar, in Asturias, Spain) through the ever-evolving and authentic menus. He ensures only the highest quality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/

Scene Dining

Scene Dining

Scene Dining is Spinningfield’s first Indian restaurant serving authentic street food inspired by the sub continent. A visit to Scene will be a truly engaging experience that uses all the five senses. Customers will be able to see the freshness and vibrant colours of the ingredients, smell the spices used and hear the food being prepared through the theatrical open plan kitchen which is the focal point of this exciting restaurant.

http://www.scenedining.com/

18:30 - Bread & Med Masterclass, Trove & Salvi's Collaboration

 You won't want to miss this fantastic hands-on collaboration between two of the city's finest indie food operations. Trove will head up a bread making masterclass where guests will be able to make their own dough. While it's proving, Salvi's, along with some of their key suppliers, will host a variety of talks and tastings on different cheeses, mozzarella, olives, oils etc.. Guests can then eat the fruits of their labour and sample some of Salvi's products. Since winning the Cheap Eats category in the 2013 Manchester Food and Drink Awards Trove has never looked back. At the heart of the Levenshulme cafe is their artisan bakery where bread is hand-made slowly from the best organic ingredients with no additives or improvers. Family-run deli/eaterie business Salvi's has built up is own little city empire, first at the Corn Exchange and recently at two outlets on John Dalton Street without compromising the authenticity of its Italian cuisine.

 

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm  

Lunchtime
Hannah Smikle 
BRIT school trained vocalist.

Teatime
Dr Butler's Hatstand Medicine Band @Dr_Butler
Ragtime, swing and jazzy blues.

Suppertime 
The Slow Reader's Club @slowreadersclub
Dark brooding Indie-Electro as featured on BBC 6 Music and Xfm. 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

An Evening of Cheese & Cider

An Evening of Cheese & Cider

The Moss Cider Project founders Dan & Joe return to The Anchor for what will prove to be yet another festival highlight filled with artisan cheeses and craft cider. 

Now in its 4th appearance as a festival fringe event the evening centres on a shared experience as you taste your way ...

Friday 18th September 18:00 at The Anchor Coffee House, M14 4PA

Experimental Ice Cream Banquet with Ginger's Comfort Emporium

Experimental Ice Cream Banquet with Ginger's Comfort Emporium

Ice cream luminary, Claire Kelsey, of Ginger's Comfort Emporium is creating a very special 6 course banquet for the Festival... consisting entirely of ice cream. The menu is top secret and not for those without a leaning towards a sweet tooth, but Claire's acclaimed, experimental (and highly addictive ...

Friday 18th September 18:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Celebrate with Bollinger at Pot Kettle Black

Celebrate with Bollinger at Pot Kettle Black

Fine tune your appreciation of Bollinger's world-class reserve champagnes through this structured masterclass. The evening's keynote speaker, Bollinger's Cathy Swift, will give guests a detailed overview of all Bollinger and Ayala reserves, including the recently released '05 vintages of Le Grand Année and Rosé.

In association ...

Friday 18th September 19:00 at Pot Kettle Black, M3 2BW

Small World Plates Supper Club

Small World Plates Supper Club

Join Uprising Kafe for their very first Supper Club and help them to launch their new vegan menu. The donation includes a vegan set menu of 6 small plate main courses, plus dessert, beer and soft drinks! You can also enjoy a special 20% discount on Uprising's artisan bread ...

Friday 18th September 19:00 at Uprising Kafe, M16 0BN

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos are bringing the joy of churros and melted Belgian chocolate to our Great British shores. This Latino indulgence is a pick me up treat and perfect for the whole family. Having transformed the collapsed family barn into their first stall, Los Churros Amigos promises to add a great aesthetic to the festival.

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

Not Dogs

Not Dogs

Not Dogs are Meaty Dogs Without The Meat! Not Dogs was created by Katie and Jane in their frustration at the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering veggie food while out and about. From their little purple food truck, they serve up their exclusive 8” Quorn Bratwurst packed with tasty and unique home-made toppings.

http://www.notdogs.co.uk/

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Freshly prepared in front of customers, The Mac Factory offers 6 unique choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese. Served in attractive pots and topped with their signature parmesan and thyme crumble that will have you queuing up for more. For The Mac Factory, creating Mac n Cheese isn’t just a job, it’s a passion!

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Breaking the boundaries of street food, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen aims to surpass all expectations and create a memorable food experience. Taking inspiration from its cultural roots and combining with a modern culinary approach, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen brings Ghanaian culture to ever increasing audience through food. They will be showcasing traditional Ghanaian fayre with the addition of an exciting, contemporary twist.

http://zoesghanakitchen.co.uk/restaurant/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.

https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Straight from the kitchen of their hugely successful Northern Quarter and Chorlton bars, Odd Bar will be treating us to a feast of delectable gourmet burgers. Bursting with flavour and packed with top notch ingredients, Odd Bar take pride in serving proper food. Served on a soft brioche bun, options include rum roasted pork, chilli beef and grilled marinated halloumi. When combined with their slaw, sauces, cheeses and pickles, and Odd Bar burger promises to satisfy.

http://www.oddbar.co.uk/

Piggie Smalls

Piggie Smalls

Amazing hot dogs and dirty fries are a Piggie Smalls commitment. Hot dogs double smoked over applewood and slow cooked pulled pork combine to create a delicious meaty feast. Putting their own unique spin on these North American classics, Piggie Smalls are a current favourite in the Manchester street food market.

https://twitter.com/piggiesmallsyo

Fire and Slice

Fire and Slice

This husband and wife team are passionate about real pizza handmade with quality ingredients. Their artisan pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven on their vintage inspired stall. With compliments flooding in for their antique style, their rustic pizzas more than match the inspired design with their superb taste.

http://fireandslicepizza.com/

Tampopo

Tampopo

With three restaurants across the city, Tampopo is a Manchester favourite. They have ventured across East Asia and gathered their favourite recipes and dishes for us all to try. With food and flavours arriving from the street-markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and the noodle vendors of Tokyo, there will be something to tingle every taste bud.

http://www.tampopo.co.uk/locations

Chalk Bar and Grill

Chalk Bar and Grill

Didsbury’s Chalk Bar and Grill - Mocktail, Slow cooked steak suet pudding, creamed mash potato, roast root veg and gravy, sweet lemon tart and raspberry sorbet

http://www.chalkbar.co.uk/

The Little Fish Boat

The Little Fish Boat

Rob Owen Brown will be serving up day boat caught sustainable fresh fish, real chips and brilliant mushy peas. Fresh fish to take home and the famous Manchester egg will be available too.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Iberica

Iberica

Ibérica Restaurant brings only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants. So without a doubt we are bringing a taste of Spain to MFDF from their Spinningfields restaurant. Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano , who has an impressive 3 Michelin stars to his name (2 from his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar, in Asturias, Spain) through the ever-evolving and authentic menus. He ensures only the highest quality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/

Scene Dining

Scene Dining

Scene Dining is Spinningfield’s first Indian restaurant serving authentic street food inspired by the sub continent. A visit to Scene will be a truly engaging experience that uses all the five senses. Customers will be able to see the freshness and vibrant colours of the ingredients, smell the spices used and hear the food being prepared through the theatrical open plan kitchen which is the focal point of this exciting restaurant.

http://www.scenedining.com/

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm   

Lunchtime
Simon Sackey @SimonkSackey
Delivering Jazz, Funk and Soul to produce an uplifting and inspiring sound.

Teatime
Ione Mai @IoneOfficial
Talented singer songwriter drawing on her eclectic influences from acoustic, soul, electronic and classical music
Pieces of a Man @POAMmusic
Seven piece Neo-Soul band,

Suppertime 
Alice Gasson @gasson_music  
Manchester based artist, doing her best to write music that shares truth, brings joy and gives hope! 
Funk Soul Family 
Soulful all-singing, all-dancing band.
 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

Simon Rogan presents 'Week Gastronomique'

For one magnificent week only, Simon Rogan will showcase his talented brigade of head chefs and their extraordinary food (Michelin stars and all) in Manchester as he hosts a culinary week at The French at The Midland Hotel. Each evening sees a different chef devise a special tasting menu of ...

Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th September at The French, M60 2DS

Cloudwater Brewery Tap MFDF Special

Cloudwater Brewery Tap MFDF Special

September will see the launch of Cloudwater's Autumn range with focus shifting from US hop harvests in light and thirst quenching beer to hop harvests from New Zealand, Australia, and then Europe.  Richer, darker, and a little stronger, they'll be presenting beer styles that fit the season's ...

Saturday 19th September 11:00 at Cloudwater Brewery, M1 2NP

Chef Demos

Chef Demos

You'll need to get to the Festival Hub early in order to get a good seat! We have a day filled with fantastic foodie demos brought to you this cracking line up of culinary geniuses. 

1pm- César Garcia, Iberica
The Spanish restaurant chain's latest outpost has been ...

Saturday 19th September 13:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos are bringing the joy of churros and melted Belgian chocolate to our Great British shores. This Latino indulgence is a pick me up treat and perfect for the whole family. Having transformed the collapsed family barn into their first stall, Los Churros Amigos promises to add a great aesthetic to the festival.

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

Not Dogs

Not Dogs

Not Dogs are Meaty Dogs Without The Meat! Not Dogs was created by Katie and Jane in their frustration at the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering veggie food while out and about. From their little purple food truck, they serve up their exclusive 8” Quorn Bratwurst packed with tasty and unique home-made toppings.

http://www.notdogs.co.uk/

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Freshly prepared in front of customers, The Mac Factory offers 6 unique choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese. Served in attractive pots and topped with their signature parmesan and thyme crumble that will have you queuing up for more. For The Mac Factory, creating Mac n Cheese isn’t just a job, it’s a passion!

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Breaking the boundaries of street food, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen aims to surpass all expectations and create a memorable food experience. Taking inspiration from its cultural roots and combining with a modern culinary approach, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen brings Ghanaian culture to ever increasing audience through food. They will be showcasing traditional Ghanaian fayre with the addition of an exciting, contemporary twist.

http://zoesghanakitchen.co.uk/restaurant/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.

https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Straight from the kitchen of their hugely successful Northern Quarter and Chorlton bars, Odd Bar will be treating us to a feast of delectable gourmet burgers. Bursting with flavour and packed with top notch ingredients, Odd Bar take pride in serving proper food. Served on a soft brioche bun, options include rum roasted pork, chilli beef and grilled marinated halloumi. When combined with their slaw, sauces, cheeses and pickles, and Odd Bar burger promises to satisfy.

http://www.oddbar.co.uk/

Piggie Smalls

Piggie Smalls

Amazing hot dogs and dirty fries are a Piggie Smalls commitment. Hot dogs double smoked over applewood and slow cooked pulled pork combine to create a delicious meaty feast. Putting their own unique spin on these North American classics, Piggie Smalls are a current favourite in the Manchester street food market.

https://twitter.com/piggiesmallsyo

Fire and Slice

Fire and Slice

This husband and wife team are passionate about real pizza handmade with quality ingredients. Their artisan pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven on their vintage inspired stall. With compliments flooding in for their antique style, their rustic pizzas more than match the inspired design with their superb taste.

http://fireandslicepizza.com/

Tampopo

Tampopo

With three restaurants across the city, Tampopo is a Manchester favourite. They have ventured across East Asia and gathered their favourite recipes and dishes for us all to try. With food and flavours arriving from the street-markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and the noodle vendors of Tokyo, there will be something to tingle every taste bud.

http://www.tampopo.co.uk/locations

Chalk Bar and Grill

Chalk Bar and Grill

Didsbury’s Chalk Bar and Grill - Mocktail, Slow cooked steak suet pudding, creamed mash potato, roast root veg and gravy, sweet lemon tart and raspberry sorbet

http://www.chalkbar.co.uk/

The Little Fish Boat

The Little Fish Boat

Rob Owen Brown will be serving up day boat caught sustainable fresh fish, real chips and brilliant mushy peas. Fresh fish to take home and the famous Manchester egg will be available too.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Iberica

Iberica

Ibérica Restaurant brings only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants. So without a doubt we are bringing a taste of Spain to MFDF from their Spinningfields restaurant. Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano , who has an impressive 3 Michelin stars to his name (2 from his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar, in Asturias, Spain) through the ever-evolving and authentic menus. He ensures only the highest quality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/

Scene Dining

Scene Dining

Scene Dining is Spinningfield’s first Indian restaurant serving authentic street food inspired by the sub continent. A visit to Scene will be a truly engaging experience that uses all the five senses. Customers will be able to see the freshness and vibrant colours of the ingredients, smell the spices used and hear the food being prepared through the theatrical open plan kitchen which is the focal point of this exciting restaurant.

http://www.scenedining.com/

13:00 - César Garcia, Iberica

The Spanish restaurant chain's latest outpost has been wowing customers in Spinningfields since it opened in March. Instrumental in its success has been group head chef César García, who has profited from his seven years working alongside Michelin-starred exec chef Nacho Manzano. Like Nacho he relentlessly pursues a belief that only the finest Spanish produce should be used in creating Ibérica's menu, allowing their flavours and textures to take central stage.

15:00 - Harry Yeung, Yang Sing

Harry began his kitchen apprenticeship in Hong Kong at the age of 13, travelled to classically training as a dim sum, roast and wok master chef before joining the family business in Manchester as executive chef and making it one of the most celebrated Cantonese restaurants in Britain. It earned him the MBE in 2004 and, now in his sixties, he shows no sign of slowing down while overseeing the ever-evolving Yang Sing menus, cookery school and spin-off businesses. 

17:00 - Alex Shaw, Volta

Volta's head chef, Alex Shaw, has previously worked at Michelin starred The Old Vicarage, The Wig and Pen in Sheffield and the Royal Box at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. His cannily-compiled small plates have defined Volta's meteoric rise as a culinary destination beyond the ranks of Burton Road bars, lauded by the likes of The Guardian's Marina McLoughlin. 

19:00 - Simon Shaw, El Gato Negro

Yorkshireman Simon is a highly experienced restaurateur with over 35 years of experience, most notably as executive head chef at Harvey Nichols, before opening his own highly successful restaurant El Gato Negro Tapas in 2005, after 10 successful years in London. It was at the time visits to the Basque Country and Catalonia inspired his 'conversion' to Iberian cuisine and contemporary take on it - honed to perfection at the Michelin-rated El Gato, in the Pennine hamlet of Ripponden, which is relocating to King Street in Manchester later this year. 

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm

Lunchtime
Joe Martin @JosephMartin73
Acoustic Indie sounds.
Sadie Pickering @SadiePickering
Ethereal folk with wry humour, soothing undertones and bittersweet lyrics. 
Mano McLaughlin 
Rootsy, gutsy, beautiful acoustic songs. 
Matt Hill @matthillmusic
Rock, soul and blues music fused together for festival vibes. 

Teatime
Delamere @delameremusic
Infectious hybrid of sleek synth-pop and indie recently signed to Scruff of the Neck Records.
Silverclub @DEJSilverclub
Amorphous electric disco machine, come party. 

Suppertime 
The Lottery Winners @thelotwins
Salford born upbeat poptastic four-piece currently kicking up a storm. 
Party DJs 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2015 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 11 day gastro-vaganza here.

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2015 Festival Hub

The heart of the action, the Festival Hub, will remain at its traditional home on Albert Square, and will continue to provide the specially built city centre food-village that Mancunians have come to know and love. Popping up in front of Manchester's Town Hall, entrance will be completely free ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The MFDF Wine Passport

The MFDF Wine Passport

The perfect way to toast the Manchester Food and Drink Festival? With a top quality glass of wine of course! You'll be able to buy exclusive wines across Manchester's finest drinking establishments at just £5 a glass. With some of the most elite venues across the city signed ...

Thursday 10th - Monday 21st September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar to WOW at MFDF

Fever-Tree are heading north with their Ultimate Cocktail Bar. Visit the bar to choose from a selection of gins to pair with their award winning range of different tonic waters and a selection of garnishes to create your very own Ultimate Gin & Tonic. Also on offer, there will be a ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

The Biospheric Mushroom Farm

For the first time in Manchester, a hyperlocal, specialised mushroom farm will be dropped in Albert Square - part of a unique collaboration between the Biospheric Studio and MFDF. Throughout the festival, people can come for a farm tour, to see the fungi production. You will meet the CEO and Head ...

Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree Mini Fest

Mustard Tree is one of Greater Manchester's best loved homeless charities. One of their many commitments is The Freedom Project. Through the training, volunteering and counselling opportunities that they provide, Mustard Tree help to remove the additional barriers that their participants encounter. Normally running the cafe at Mustard Tree ...

Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th September at Mustard Tree, M4 6AG

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

100 Greatest Manchester Beers Fest

Our massive regional beer fest has always been the most representative at at any food festival - and now it's got even more so, showcasing all the breweries that have sprung up since MFDF 2014. The exciting likes of Cloudwater, Runaway and Alphabet alongside comparative veterans such as 7 Brothers ...

Monday 14th - Sunday 20th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Mushroom Forage with Jesper Launder

Mushroom Forage with Jesper Launder

This mushroom hunt into Redisher Woods (near Ramsbottom) is a great opportunity to see some of our fascinating native fungi and learn how to identify some of the very best edible species, as well as how to differentiate from the deadlier varieties! Early Autumn is the perfect time to find ...

Sunday 20th September 10:00 at Hare and Hounds Pub, BL0 9RY

Green Grows the City

Green Grows the City

This exciting collaboration between organic co-op Manchester Veg People and the Moss Cider Project offers a hands-on, grow-your-own, make-your-own experience to festival-goers.The Veg people are bringing their own produce to a specialmarket at the Hub, along with local restaurant partners they supply, Bistro 1847 and Urban Cookhouse, to provide ...

Sunday 20th September 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Andrew Nutter's Birthday Cruise and Closing Party

Andrew Nutter's Birthday Cruise and Closing Party

Celebrate charismatic chef Andrew Nutter's birthday with a cruise down the Manchester Ship Canal - enjoy secret food and drink stops on the way, followed by a fabulous after party at Tattu. The boat will collect you at 3pm prompt from The Mark Addy, and take you over to continue ...

Sunday 20th September 15:00 at The Mark Addy, M3 5EJ

The Great Gatsby Tipsy Tea Party

The Great Gatsby Tipsy Tea Party

Get your Gatsby on for an afternoon of exquisite and decadent fun, courtesy of The Fitzgerald and Sipsmith Independent Distillers.  

Sample a delightfully intriguing selection of alcoholic gin cocktails, alongside a delicious array of our delicate sandwiches, cakes and pastries. 

You'll arrive to a glass of bubbles, then be ...

Sunday 20th September 15:00 at The Fitzgerald, M1 1DB

Ghana Go North

Ghana Go North

Welcome to GHANA GO NORTH - this family friendly feast of the senses will be taking you on a taste tour of contemporary Ghanaian cuisine. Through sharing plates and sharing space you're all GHANA GET DEAD TASTY together! They will transport you to the bustle and vibrancy of GHANA while ...

Sunday 20th September 20:00 at RedbankCo, M4 4HF

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos are bringing the joy of churros and melted Belgian chocolate to our Great British shores. This Latino indulgence is a pick me up treat and perfect for the whole family. Having transformed the collapsed family barn into their first stall, Los Churros Amigos promises to add a great aesthetic to the festival.

http://www.loschurrosamigos.co.uk/

Not Dogs

Not Dogs

Not Dogs are Meaty Dogs Without The Meat! Not Dogs was created by Katie and Jane in their frustration at the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering veggie food while out and about. From their little purple food truck, they serve up their exclusive 8” Quorn Bratwurst packed with tasty and unique home-made toppings.

http://www.notdogs.co.uk/

The Mac Factory

The Mac Factory

Freshly prepared in front of customers, The Mac Factory offers 6 unique choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese. Served in attractive pots and topped with their signature parmesan and thyme crumble that will have you queuing up for more. For The Mac Factory, creating Mac n Cheese isn’t just a job, it’s a passion!

http://www.themacfactory.co.uk/

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Breaking the boundaries of street food, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen aims to surpass all expectations and create a memorable food experience. Taking inspiration from its cultural roots and combining with a modern culinary approach, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen brings Ghanaian culture to ever increasing audience through food. They will be showcasing traditional Ghanaian fayre with the addition of an exciting, contemporary twist.

http://zoesghanakitchen.co.uk/restaurant/

VFresh

VFresh

Appealing to both vegetarians and meat eaters, VFresh offers fresh, quick and tasty street food for all. They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create their own fresh unique wraps, individual pots, and gourmet burgers. Having over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry, they pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, efficient service and the creativity of their menu.

https://twitter.com/vfreshfood

Odd Bar

Odd Bar

Straight from the kitchen of their hugely successful Northern Quarter and Chorlton bars, Odd Bar will be treating us to a feast of delectable gourmet burgers. Bursting with flavour and packed with top notch ingredients, Odd Bar take pride in serving proper food. Served on a soft brioche bun, options include rum roasted pork, chilli beef and grilled marinated halloumi. When combined with their slaw, sauces, cheeses and pickles, and Odd Bar burger promises to satisfy.

http://www.oddbar.co.uk/

Piggie Smalls

Piggie Smalls

Amazing hot dogs and dirty fries are a Piggie Smalls commitment. Hot dogs double smoked over applewood and slow cooked pulled pork combine to create a delicious meaty feast. Putting their own unique spin on these North American classics, Piggie Smalls are a current favourite in the Manchester street food market.

https://twitter.com/piggiesmallsyo

Fire and Slice

Fire and Slice

This husband and wife team are passionate about real pizza handmade with quality ingredients. Their artisan pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven on their vintage inspired stall. With compliments flooding in for their antique style, their rustic pizzas more than match the inspired design with their superb taste.

http://fireandslicepizza.com/

Tampopo

Tampopo

With three restaurants across the city, Tampopo is a Manchester favourite. They have ventured across East Asia and gathered their favourite recipes and dishes for us all to try. With food and flavours arriving from the street-markets of Bangkok, the hawker stalls of Singapore and the noodle vendors of Tokyo, there will be something to tingle every taste bud.

http://www.tampopo.co.uk/locations

Chalk Bar and Grill

Chalk Bar and Grill

Didsbury’s Chalk Bar and Grill - Mocktail, Slow cooked steak suet pudding, creamed mash potato, roast root veg and gravy, sweet lemon tart and raspberry sorbet

http://www.chalkbar.co.uk/

The Little Fish Boat

The Little Fish Boat

Rob Owen Brown will be serving up day boat caught sustainable fresh fish, real chips and brilliant mushy peas. Fresh fish to take home and the famous Manchester egg will be available too.
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

An ice cream van for the grown-ups. A firm favourite in Affleck’s Palace, this is old school decadence will now be making its way over to Albert Square for MFDF. Let Ginger soothe you with her creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, meringuey, spicy, boozy, crunchy, refreshing, comforting iced desserts.

http://www.gingerscomfortemporium.com/

Iberica

Iberica

Ibérica Restaurant brings only the very best in Spanish gastronomy, wine and culture to the UK through their restaurants. So without a doubt we are bringing a taste of Spain to MFDF from their Spinningfields restaurant. Guests will consistently experience the passion and expertise of Executive Head Chef, Nacho Manzano , who has an impressive 3 Michelin stars to his name (2 from his celebrated restaurant Casa Marcial and a further star for La Salgar, in Asturias, Spain) through the ever-evolving and authentic menus. He ensures only the highest quality ingredients imported from carefully selected Spanish producers are used.

http://www.ibericarestaurants.com/restaurants/

Scene Dining

Scene Dining

Scene Dining is Spinningfield’s first Indian restaurant serving authentic street food inspired by the sub continent. A visit to Scene will be a truly engaging experience that uses all the five senses. Customers will be able to see the freshness and vibrant colours of the ingredients, smell the spices used and hear the food being prepared through the theatrical open plan kitchen which is the focal point of this exciting restaurant.

http://www.scenedining.com/

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Lunchtime... From approximately 12pm - 4pm
Teatime... From approximately 4pm - 7pm
Suppertime... From approximately 7pm 

Lunchtime
Lucy Hope @the_chanteuse 
Stockport-based singer becoming well-known as one of the UK's leading exponents on French chanson.
Taylor Jackson @Taylor_Jacks
Performing inspiring soulful material and coaxing electrifying riffs over funk grooves

Teatime
Thea Gilmore 
@theagilmore
Having released her 15th album earlier this year, Thea's career is ever progressing.  A talented folk singer/songwriter, she continues to create soulful music for a dedicated fanbase.  

festival event highlights

Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

Chinatown Supper Club - in association with Yang Sing

Thursday 17th September 18:00 at Chinatown Pagoda, M1 4HE

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Wainwright Ale Trail Bar

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Burger and Lobster Tank Talks Sessions

Burger and Lobster Tank Talks Sessions

Monday 14th September 12:00 at Burger and Lobster, M2 4WU

Gaucho Ceviche Masterclass and Tasting

Gaucho Ceviche Masterclass and Tasting

Tuesday 15th September 18:30 at Gaucho, M3 2LB

festival long offers

Liquor Market
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