A new monthly travelling food festival is coming to Greater Manchester

Original street food champions Grub are teaming up with Manchester City Council to bring top food traders to every corner of the region.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 1st July 2022

A new monthly travelling food festival is set to launch in Wythenshawe later this month, bringing some of Greater Manchester’s best street food traders to the south Manchester neighbourhood.

Featuring local traders, pop-up brewery bars, take-home produce stalls and a stacked stage of entertainment, the new monthly event will come from original Manchester street food festival favourites Grub.

Teaming up with Manchester City Council, the new Grub Carnival will bring top local food traders to every corner of the region – popping up at a new location in Greater Manchester every month.

The first event will take place outside the former Wythenshawe indoor market on Saturday, 23 July, with street food stalls from non-traditional dumpling purveyors Desert Island Dumplings, burger purveryors Rad Burger and Italian foodies Il Forno.

Go Thief have been confirmed as one of the first festival’s traders. / Image: Supplied
Desert Island Dumplings will also be in attendance. / Image: Supplied

Further traders confirmed for the first festival include The Neighbourhood Coop, Thief Street Grill & Waffle, The Chaat Walas, tiramisu heroes Paradiso Authentic Italian and Marzipan Mcr.


That’s not all, either. There’ll be a mini-produce market full of goodies from local independent food and drink producers, too, and a fully-stocked beer bar showing off the best summer pours from Manchester’s breweries.

The Grub Carnival bar will be stacked with craft beer from the likes of North West brewers like Vocation Brewery, Squawk Brew Co. Rivington Brew Co and many more, plus the Runaway Brewery team will be there in person pouring and talking about their beers.


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Grub’s home at Red Bank in the Green Quarter. / Image: Grub

Elsewhere, there’ll be a range of cocktails, mocktails, wines and soft drinks to enjoy, a Grub Carnival tent hosting a stage full of live entertainment and DJs, and lawn games keep the kids (and adults) amused.

Grub is also reaching out to the Wythenshawe community to collaborate and offer support
through their ‘School Of Grub’ scheme, a free-to-attend workshop presented by successful street food traders giving real life advice on how to get started in the business.


The best prospects from those workshops will then get free mentoring from Grub and a leg up to get to their first street food gig.

Grub also wants to hear from local businesses, residents, artists, musicians and community groups who might want to support or get involved in the event. If that sounds like you then please drop them an email using the address [email protected].

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Local brewers Runaway will be at the festival pouring beers and chatting about them. / Image: Runaway Brewery

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Jason Bailey, Director of Grub, said: ” We’re really excited about taking what we do back to what it is all about and thats markets that benefit the community


“It’s amazing to have the opportunity to bring this smashing new market to Wythenshawe and we can’t wait to bring folk together to have a great time.

“We’ve got big hopes that this event is just the start of great things happening in Wythenshawe”.

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GRUB Carnival kicks off Saturday 23 July at 12 noon and runs until 8pm. The event is free
entry, no tickets are needed and all comers including families and dogs are welcome.

Full details of the event can be found on the event page here. The event can be found at Wythenshawe Civic Centre, Rowlandsway, Wythenshawe M22 5RG.

Feature image – Supplied