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Hugh Thomas


Manchester — one of the true street food bastions of the UK. That’s why we’re hoping to get involved in a VERY cool event in the city this Christmas. But more details of that soon…

Not party to Manchester’s street food credentials? This year’s Scotland and the North heat finalists Wallace and Sons, Well Hung, Nasi Lemak and Fat Annie’s will have something to say about that. And of course Dim Sum Su, who only lost out on the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 British Street Food Award final to two colleagues from Birmingham. Some would claim she put on the best performance, what with bringing home the Longest Queue award. And being the best all round non-Brummie, according to the public. Oh, and didn’t she come across well on C4’s Sunday Brunch, with Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer?

Well, the good news doesn’t stop there for Mancunians. On October 15th, the red light district will be home to the city’s first first weekly street food shindig, and everyone’s invited – vegetarians, vegans, full blown carnivores, children, southerners. You name it.

Pitching up at the host’s place – Alphabet Brewing Co – will be the likes of Honest Crust (wood-fired pizza), Fat Annie’s (pork with beef and bacon sausage), The Good Wolf (sun dried tomato & sweet potato vegan chorizo) and Fancy An Indian (care to guess?). GRUB’s organising it, shifting from their previous home at Runaway Brewery, for the sake of needing ‘a bigger roof over their heads’. With summer’s long nights and cloudless skies somewhat behind us, who can blame them?

GRUB’s Food Fair – AKA Manchester’s next big thing – will happen every Saturday from the 15th October, 12pm-10pm, at Alphabet Brewing Co, 99 N Western St, Manchester M12 6JL. Entry free.