• All the traders at Society are offering special deals for MFDF - and that includes cocktails

All the traders at Society are offering special deals for MFDF - and that includes cocktails

20 September 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Society, the street food, craft beer, wine, and cocktail hub at 100 Barbirolli Square boasts an impressive line-up of talented independent traders.

And from next Thursday 22nd September until 2nd October, as part of this year’s Manchester Food and Drink festival fringe, they’ll be running a 'Taste of Society' event with each food trader offering a selection of festival 'specials' for £7.50.

So, who’s offering what?

Unit 1: Yoki Social Table 

Yoki is a must-visit for all street food lovers looking for authentic Korean cuisine. Yoki has two different meanings in Korean; one is ‘here’ and the other can be used when you are hungry, so you might say ‘let’s go for yoki’. Launched to introduce Manchester to the exciting flavours of Korean Fried Chicken (KFC), Yoki is now a staple in Society’s vendor lineup and offers the opportunity to try authentic and deliciously flavoursome Korean street food from a variety of fried mandu to vegan bibimap.

Taste of Society festival specials for £7.50 include KFC Sweet and Spicy with chips/fries and Yoki Hot wings with chips/fries.


Unit 2: Manzoku

North-West based Manzoku was founded by Gina Greenall who is passionate about Asian cooking. Manzoku’s menu feature classic dishes as well as experimental ones including Chicken Katsu Curry, Char Sui Pulled Pork Bun, and Korean Fried Chicken Wings. Manzoku rapidly made its mark at popular city food festivals including Bustler Market in Derby, Peddler Market in Sheffield and Stretford Food Hall in Manchester – earning itself a reputation for offering a truly unique taste experience which evokes the distinctive flavours and essence of Asia.

Taste of Society festival specials for £7.50 include Spicy Salmon Nori Tacos and Deep Fried Hot Apple Gyoza with Vanilla Mochi.


Unit 3: Chaat Cart

Chaat Cart are Manchester’s original chaat-wallahs, inspired by a love of travel and food. Chef Aarti Ormsby’s food is her take on South Indian home cooking and street food, while showcasing the best British seasonal produce. Chaat Cart has been featured in the Guardian, Olive and BBC Good Food magazine, Manchester Evening News, City Life, amongst others. Chaat Cart was named best street food in Manchester and made it to the finals of the British Street Food Awards several times.

Taste of Society festival specials for £7.50 include chicken biryani cooked with aromatic rice served with raita or vegetable biryani.


Unit 4: Slap & Pickle

Slap & Pickle was founded in 2017 by street food veteran James Tabor and then-magazine editor Zoe Perrett, who went from partners in life to also partners in business. Following multiple successful residencies at Leeds Food Hall, Trinity Kitchen, Slap & Pickle opened its first permanent site in Leeds in November 2018 as one of the independent kitchens within Assembly Underground. The burgers and loaded fries quickly gained a reputation as the city’s best and now they have made the leap to Manchester as one of Society's most anticipated vendors. 

Taste of Society festival specials for £7.50 include Personal Cheesus and Duck fries.


As well as running these impressive food offers, Society has also put together some special festival offers on drinks. Vocation Brewery’s taproom not only has the largest draught beer selection in Manchester but makes a mean cocktail too. 

Taste of Society festival specials include Vocation cocktails for £7.50.

  • Manchester Tart
  • Hot Grapefruit Summer
  • More-Jito
  • Aperol Spritz

Taste of Society also coincides with their specially extended negroni week offer – and they’ve created Manchester’s first frozen negroni as part of a whole month dedicated to the classic Italian cocktail. 

Gin, sweet vermouth, orange juice and Campari are blended with ice and chilled down to make the ultimate frozen cocktail - a Negroni slush. 

As well as the frozen negroni, Society has created a line-up of negronis especially for the whole month of September to celebrate the Campari classic. Their negroni month menu features the original negroni, a sbagliato, a tropical negroni, and the new the frozen negroni all available for the whole of September. 

Society, 100 Barbirolli Square (next to the Bridgewater Hall), Manchester, M2 3BD

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-11pm

Friday 12pm-12am
Saturday 12pm-12am
Sunday 12pm-11pm

No booking required except for groups of 8 or more.