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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Festival Hub Saturday 7th October

Events

The Forever Manchester Cake Sale at the Festival Hub

The Forever Manchester Cake Sale at the Festival Hub

The annual Forever Manchester Cake sale will make a return to the Festival hub, in the Dining Dome on Albert Square - on Sunday 7th October from 12 noon until the cakes sell out.

 The event sees a team of Forever Manchester volunteers come together to bake and sell a mound ...

Sunday 7th October 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Catalan Wine and Cheese Tasting at Tast

Catalan Wine and Cheese Tasting at Tast

A journey through Catalonia's most unique flavours. Tast Cuina Catalana by Chef Paco Pérez will be hosting a Wine and Cheese Tasting accompanied by Pa de Pàges amb Tomáquet. It will take place on Enxaneta, the private top floor at Tast, where their Advanced Sommelier will lead you through ...

Sunday 7th October 12:00 at Tast Catala, M2 6AG

Clean Plate

Clean Plate

Cult beers, fabulous street food providers and comedy – sounds like the perfect recipe for a great night in most people’s books. Add to this an ethical slant and you’ve got yourself an evening of food, fun and debate too. New York’s Brooklyn Brewery has led the field ...

Sunday 7th October 18:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Street Food

Cafe Cannoli

Cafe Cannoli

Freshly filled traditional cannoli, made with the finest Sicilian ingredients.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, 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.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Knuckle Sandwich Co

Knuckle Sandwich Co

A meaty new venture from those crazy guts behind Diamond Dogs. Expect the likes of Philly cheese steak and jerk pork meatloaf. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Baratxuri

Baratxuri

The 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards Casual Restaurant of the Year (with chef Rachel Stockley nominated in best chef category this year) brings its Basque pintxos to the Festival. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Beastro

Beastro

Gourmet burgers made from immaculately sourced meat from the team behind the Spinnigfields Left Bank eaterie. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bundobust

Bundobust

Manchester's Restaurant of the Year 2017 with their winning combo of Indian veggie snacks and craft beer show their street credentials. 

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Rockin Buddha

Rockin Buddha

Chinese vegan street food that ticks lots of healthy boxes and is also quite delicious.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Waffle Island

Waffle Island

Sweet and savoury bubble waffles and coconut macaroons.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

MCR Coffee

MCR Coffee

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

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Love is Churros

Love is Churros

Authentic, freshly made Spanish churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce. 

Wednesday 3rd October - Tuesday 7th August at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Grandad's Sausages

Grandad's 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.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Salvis

Salvis

A taste of Southern Italy from the city centre indie chain that prides itself on its authentic sourcing adds a touch of Dolce Vita to the street food scene.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Melted Cheese Hut

The Melted Cheese Hut

Classic cheese dishes with a modern twist including gourmet toasties and melted cheese sides.

Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Bars

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Double Dutch G and T Bar

Created by Dutch twin sisters Joyce and Raissa de Haas, Double Dutch's drinks range is developed using flavour pairing techniques to create uniquely-balanced drinks. They employ only natural ingredients blended with the highest quality water from the North of England to create crisp and fresh mixers. This award-winning new ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Vin Van Voom

Vin Van Voom

There's always Voom for improvement! Vin Vam Voom's 50s style silver van has long been a Festival Hub magnet for wine lovers. Now there's a look the whole enterprise, featuring a reclaimed bar, new under covering seating. Expect a few surprises among the wines on offer, too ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

The Brooklyn Brewery Bus

Beep beep! Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing a brand new American bus bar bus to the Hub serving up a range of brews from their Perennials and Seasonal ranges. Favourites like Brooklyn East IPA, Brooklyn Lager and Bel Air Soul will be on tap alongside their full range of seasonal ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The cider tent

The cider tent

The Festival’s own little cider haven, the MFDF Cider Bar will be pitching up again to bring refreshing ciders to the proceedings. From Weston’s to Addlestone’s and Sheppy’s to Bad Apple this a real mini fest-within-a-fest for cider enthusiasts. There’ll also be a range of ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester Brew Fest

Manchester’s beer boom continues and this year the Festival will serve up the city’s greatest brews as well as a plethora from around the region. Craft beers from the trendiest and most innovative of brewers like Blackjack and Cloudwater abound alongside stalwart greatest hits from the big northwest ...

Thursday 27th September - Sunday 7th October at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Music

Derailer

Derailer

A four-piece indie/rock band from Stockport. Formed in late 2016 the teenagers, who are influenced by The Stone Roses, Foo Fighters and Eminem among others, play a mix of their own original material and covers. They have excited crowds at Stockport’s Foodie Friday and Seven Miles Out and ...

Sunday 7th October 14:00

John Bramwell's Greatest Hits

John Bramwell's Greatest Hits

MFDF will close in style with a very special FREE show from I Am Kloot legend John Bramwell who'll be playing all his greatest hits as well as showcasing some songs from his latest solo album - Leave Alone The Empty Spaces. John is one of the UK's most ...

Sunday 7th October 18:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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