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Festival Hub Wednesday 4th October

Events

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Just Eat Street Kitchen

Everyone’s favourite ‘go to’ food delivery service, Just Eat, will partner with some of its most popular restaurants who will bring their own versions of street food to the Festival.  

From sushi to sweet treats there will be an amazing choice of the latest in street food flavours and ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bookatable Festival Feast

Bookatable Festival Feast

The Bookatable Festival Feast will be a series of limited edition, bespoke dining menus, created by Manchester’s restaurants especially for the Manchester Food and Drink festival in association with Bookatable.  

Confirmed restaurants include The French, Hawksmoor and Harvey Nichols.

Thursday 28th September - Monday 9th October

MFDF & Manchester Beer Week

MFDF & Manchester Beer Week

MFDF are teaming up with MCR Beer week to create a programme of beer focused events to run throughout the Festival in some of the best bars, pubs and breweries across the city!

Thursday 28th September - Monday 9th October

MAD Cocktail Week

MAD Cocktail Week

Shaking things up with a celebration of all things cocktail, MAD Ltd will be hosting a series of pop-up events, bespoke serves and exclusive discounts across their five Northern Quarter bars; Hula, Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Walrus and Tusk.

Here’s a little taste of what’s on offer… But there ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Northern Quarter, M1 1DW

The Octogenarian Cooks

The Octogenarian Cooks

Come along and taste the food of the Octogenarian Cooks – a group of older people sharing their recipes and cooking skills.

Under-nutrition is a major cause of functional decline and mortality amongst older people. It can lead to poorer health outcomes, but it often goes unnoticed amongst older people.

Shopping ...

Wednesday 4th October 15:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Street Food

Los Churros Amigos

Los Churros Amigos

Delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate served from a gorgeous stall made from reclaimed timber. 

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

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Eat New York

Eat New York

A bagel slingin’ food truck with a New York Taxi cab swagger, specializing in salt beef bagels, cheeseburgers, bagel burgers, fries, shakes and sodas. Everything served is oozing with sauce and comes sloppy as standard.

https://www.facebook.com/eatnysd/?rf=275701382799487

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Proove

Proove

They’re just two guys that love pizza. But not just any pizza… great Napoli-style pizza. And they want everyone to enjoy great pizza too.

https://www.proove.co.uk/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Waffle Island

Waffle Island

Coconut macaroons, Nutella pancakes and signature waffle cones and shake cups – it’s a quality sugar rush.

https://www.facebook.com/thewaffleisland/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mac Factory

Mac Factory

Six choices of gourmet Mac n Cheese, all served in attractive pots and topped with the factory boys’ signature parmesan and thyme crumble.

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

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Little Somboon Kitchen

Little Somboon Kitchen

Pan-Asian Fusion street food from a York-based, family run operation. They source as many ingredients as possible locally (growing some themselves!).

https://www.littlesomboonkitchen.co.uk/sitemap/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Grandad Sausages

Grandad Sausages

It’s 50 years since Grandad Bernard set the standard for this family-run Bury banger business. These days the artisan flavours can be global, but don’t neglect the award winning pork and Bury black pudding (naturally) sausage.

http://www.grandadssausages.com/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Ibérica

Ibérica

Committed to bring you an authentic taste of Spain, Spinningfields restaurant Ibérica will showcase their Paella Valenciana with chicken, crafted Valencian style: dry, with crunchy, caramelised Socarrat. Fried Chorizo Lollypops with pear alioli, and their Patatas with Brava or Alioli sauce. 

To find out more about Ibérica CLICK HERE 

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mowgli

Mowgli

The simple dishes of a Mowgli menu are a million miles away from the curry stereotype. They convey the truth that real Indian food is extremely healthy, often vegan and always packed with fresh flavours.

http://www.mowglistreetfood.com/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Oh My Glaze

Oh My Glaze

American style quality street food, inspired by the Deep South. Nominated for Best Street Food in this year’s MF&D Awards.

https://www.facebook.com/ohmyglaze/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Mcr Coffee

Mcr Coffee

Independently owned and run company that sells freshly ground coffee and crepes.

https://www.facebook.com/mcrcoffee/

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Holy Crab

Holy Crab

Superb seafood snacks and fresh oysters from an unholy female duo.

Nominated for Best Street Food in the MFDF Awards!

Website

Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th October

Bars

Fever-Tree Gin Garden and the Dark Spirits Den

Fever-Tree Gin Garden and the Dark Spirits Den

Returning to Manchester Food and  Drink Festival for the third year in a row, Fever-Tree are introducing you to their new dark spirits mixers range. Coupling their Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar that we have all come to know and love, they will be serving up their Dark Spirits Den in ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Vin Van Voom at the Hub

Vin Van Voom at the Hub

The silver van is back. Always a Hub magnet for wine lovers, it's now got its own covered seating area, creating a cosy festival wine bar with cushions and blankets to keep the evening chill away. Here co-owner and BBC start Kate Goodman will host a series of ad ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

Fantastic Festival Beer Bar

This year’s Festival Beer Bar represents a non-stop, indie extravaganza of beautiful brews! All on tap, all the way through the Fest, and making up the Festival centrepiece - our hugebeer bar! 

What better way to toast the 20th anniversary of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival than by inviting ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Albert Square, M2 5DB

The Cider House

The Cider House

Calling all cider lovers, The Cider House at the Festival Hub is the place to be!

This bespoke bar is teeming with tasty tipples, too – among the line-up Lilley’s Apple & Pear and Lemon & Lime, Wild Dog, Mango, Merry Monkey, Red Rabbit, Sunset and Captain Rum.

Make your way through ...

Thursday 28th September - Sunday 8th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Music

MFDF City Life Stage - The Opera Comic

MFDF City Life Stage - The Opera Comic

The Opera Comic combine gracious melodies and a charming allure to fashion the notion of reckless romanticism. The grandeur and eccentricity of their music channels the cultural and iconic significance of escapism. “In October 2016, The Opera Comic launched like no other. With a series of cryptic clues and hypnotic ...

Wednesday 4th October 19:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Maisie johnson

MFDF City Life Stage - Maisie johnson

Female indie songstress Maisie Johnson, leads with a Sassy and angsty style and performance.

"It's fairly rare an artist grabs my attention as quickly as Maisie Johnson has"

- Gregg Dixon, Reyt Good Music.

Debut single 'Honest' is out now.

"it’s a bold first statement from an artist that ...

Wednesday 4th October 20:00

MFDF CIty Life Stage - The Bright Black

MFDF CIty Life Stage - The Bright Black

"Whose infectious and frenetic blend of soul and funk leaves a lasting impression." - Louder than War

"The Bright Black have burst onto the scene in Manchester, impressing many with their fusion of funk and pop [...] This band is unique and versatile as well as cool and hip." - GIGsoup

"These guys ...

Wednesday 4th October 21:00

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Cosmo Calling

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Cosmo Calling

Soon after meeting at the Royal Northern College of Music the 5 piece Cosmo Calling took flight crafting and gigging their Fleetwood Mac meets Foals set. Duel vocalists Phoebe Taylor and Harry Preen carry the bands infectious Pop-Rock across to listeners backed up by the powerhouse rhythm section of Darragh ...

Wednesday 4th October - Monday 4th September

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