Their reputation proceeds them as purveyors of the finest food offerings in the region…
Manchester Food and Drink Festival have compiled a truly mouth-watering selection of food traders for this year’s Manchester Day, including bars serving a selection of beers from the best Manchester breweries.
Manchester Day is as much about the food as it is celebrating this great city. And this year is no different with a gut-busting selection of incredible morsels to keep even the most peckish satisfied through the busy day of entertainment.
Everything from BBQ and fish and chips, to tastes of the far east and tapas, there will be something for everyone.
Bring an empty stomach as you may want to space your visits through the afternoon to try as much as possible between midday and 6pm, with stalls spread across St Ann’s Square, Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square.
But don’t worry, there will be an equally brilliant offer when it comes to your liquid refreshment with some of Manchester’s finest beers on offer at each bar. If you're not a beer lover, there'll be wine and soft drinks available too.
Alexa Stratton-Powell, Festival Director of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, said:“We’re Manchester Day veterans by now and we love to support the event with help from some of the most mouth-watering street food purveyors the region has to offer. The cities food and drink scene is incredibly exciting at the moment and it’s events like these that give the people of Manchester the opportunity to try something new and – undoubtedly – tasty.”
Cllr Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said: “The Manchester Day food is almost as important as the parade! I could pick my way through the stalls all afternoon. As we know by now, the Manchester Day audience is a foodie bunch and we have some of the best. Make sure to take a light breakfast on Sunday 23 June – you’ll thank me for it.”
Manchester Day is on Sunday, 23 June from midday until 6pm. The parade begins at 1pm from Princess Street.
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FULL LIST OF FOOD TRADERS
The Dutch Fishmen
With a passion for homemade and sustainable seafood and 20 years cooking experience, The Dutch Fishmen have brought Dutch-style fish and chips to the North West. They have a unique take on the English classic alongside other tasty favourites such as burgers, chicken wings and strips. All produce is marinated and cooked in house and they’re particularly proud of their homemade sauces; the Dutch mayonnaise especially!
Serving up American style BBQ Po’Boys, On Fire BBQ boasts a menu that includes grass fed heritage breed meats, alongside vegetarian and vegan offerings served from their custom built trailer
With 20 years in events catering, Tapas Altrincham provide some of the best Paella and Tapas to the people of Manchester and beyond. They celebrate the authenticity of their food but have given it a modern twist to cater for all tastes.
As a finalist for The British Street Food awards, Rok Kitchen provide some of the best Korean Street Food around! Owner, Steve Chatfield, learned how to cook Korean food on his travels, ensuring authenticity in his street food. Expect freshly made noodle soups, chicken skewers, and Kimchi.
Love is Churros
Love is Churros are produce fully authentic Spanish Churros with a delicious chocolate sauce for dipping all served from their beautifully converted vintage horse box.
Handmade in Greater Manchester, Grandpa Greene’s artisan ice cream has perfectly-balanced flavours and luxurious textures, ensuring the best quality every time. Based in Salford, Grandpa Greene used to make his ice cream back in the 1920’s providing the basis for the recipe used today. Now, this recipe has been developed to make a luxury ice cream, handmade the old fashioned way.
The Humble Kitchen
The Humble Kitchen prides itself on using quality, fresh ingredients. Their gourmet burgers are provided by J McRobbs, a high-quality butcher based in Blackrod, ensuring the best quality produce to make the tastiest burgers.
The mission of Somtam Street is "To deliver quality Thai Cuisine using the finest possible ingredients and the best possible service." Somtam Street was born from a dream Thanya had when visiting her home country of Thailand. From a family of successful street food vendors in rural Thailand, Thanya is bringing authentic, high quality Thai and South East Asian food made from scratch to the people of Britain.
Authentic Dutch street food. Mini pancakes,Belgian waffles,Shakes & Dutch Snacks
Wesley’s Ice Cream
A traditional ice cream van providing all the classics alongside soft drinks.
The Ottomen offer a lovingly developed menu of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean inspired mezze style food. The Ottomen has evolved from James’ and Nick’s love of great food. Vegetarian and vegan friendly, they also have a dish or two to satisfy the omnivores.
Tampopo explore the world of pan-Asian street food. Showcasing great quality East and South East Asian food with the flavours and textures discovered in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and beyond.
Originating in Cyprus, this family-run business is bringing the best of Cypriot cooking to festivals and markets across the region, with a menu including Chicken Souvlaki, Halloumi, Pittas and grilled whole Sea Bream.
With Bubble Waffles being the latest trend in sweet street food, Bubble Martini bring some of the best alongside great ice cream and yummy sweet treats!
Manfredi Ice Cream
A fully equipped ice cream van, providing the iced classics alongside cold drinks and slushies.
Serving up the perfect blend of coffee and hot drinks using the finest products and their own deliciously smooth in house blend.