WE expect this year’s Manchester Day to reassert the city’s emotional resurgence in the wake of tragedy. Always a great day out, it takes on greater significance with record numbers expected to watch the spectacular parade on Sunday, June 17.
For a suitably mouth-watering street food accompaniment organisers have called upon the expertise of Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which has just announced its own star-studded line-up for 2018 (Sept 27-Oct 8.
The roster of traders ranges from delicious wood-fired pizzas from Proove Pizza, Korean fried chicken from Woks Cluckin', New York style bagels from Eat New York, a Middle Eastern and Med inspired mnu from Otto Men (pictured below), not forgetting vegetarian and vegan offerings from Rockin' Buddha and BBC's Million Pound Menu contestant Wholesome Junkies. For those with a sweet tooth there'll be churros, dutch waffles and plenty of ice cream. Naturally here’s an equally attractive drinks offering.
This food and drink bonanza will be available midday to 6pm with stalls spread across three city centre squares – St Ann’s, Exchange and Cathedral Gardens. Check out the full list of food traders here.
MFDF festival director Alexa Stratton-Powell said: “We're delighted to be supporting Manchester Day by curating a stellar line-up of Manchester's best street food stars. We have an amazing and ever growing food scene which has played a big part in the city's development. We're excited to be a part of Manchester Day and to showcase a first class food offering from Manchester's finest street food purveyors'
The theme of this eighth Manchester Day is Word on the Street, celebrating Manchester's reputation as a pioneering voice throughout history. It will be a chance to remember what the word on the street was 100 years ago when the Suffragettes were fighting to get votes for women; the streets around the city’s universities as some of history’s greatest discoveries were being made; and the streets of the industrial revolution during the birth of the world’s first modern city.
The parade begins at 1pm from Liverpool Road.