Vegan street food festival comes to Manchester

Read Time:   |  15th June 2017

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GRUB is a favourite with Manchester’s street food fans – and it’s currently celebrating its new home at former railway station the Mayfield with a vegan street food festival. 

Photo: The Ottö-Men/Facebook

Manchester street food fair GRUB has announced a new weekly vegan event at its Mayfield Depot residency.

Known for its hugely popular residencies at the city’s Alphabet and Runaway breweries, GRUB will take over the derelict train station opposite Piccadilly every weekend from Friday June 9.

Now organisers have revealed the pop-up will include a weekly Plant Powered Sunday event, combining vegan street food and drink with free, family-friendly gardening and and wildlife activities.

Starting on Sunday June 11, the first week will feature vegan-friendly comfort classics from Wholesome Junkies, followed by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean mezze from The Otto-Men on June 18, Malaysian specialities from Nasi Lemak on June 25 and Mexican treats from El Marchador Tacos on July 2.

There’s also set to be plenty of vegan beer available at the events, including The Runaway Brewery, Blackjack Beers, Marble Brewery, Cloudwater Brew Co, Track Brewing Co., SQUAWK Brewing Company, Hawkshead Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing, Buxton Brewery Company and Torrside Brewing, with vegan beer available at the bar alongside vegan cider and wines.

GRUB Food Fair at Alphabet Brewery. Photo: GRUB/Facebook

The Green Health Alliance – a collective of five community gardening groups – will provide the green-fingered fun with  gardening and wildlife activities for kids and adults.

Visitors to the event will find four storeys of shipping containers housing street food traders at ground level, and, over time, a community garden will be created next to the River Medlock.

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