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Massive vegan street food festival returns to Manchester later this month

GRUB's legendary ExtraVEGANza is back for its ninth instalment in our city.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 5th January 2024

For anyone giving Veganuary a go this year, we know the end of the month can often bring a bit of food boredom and a lack of plant-based inspiration along with it.

But luckily, Manchester’s very-own GRUB has got you covered.

That’s because, for the ninth year running now, the legendary GRUB ExtraVEGANza is returning to Manchester for the final weekend of the month, with the venue becoming a wall-to-wall vegan street food festival full of independent plant-based food traders.

Unfamiliar with GRUB? It’s a street food market and social hub just outside the city centre at the Red Bank Project in Cheetham Hill, and it’s known for hosting a jam-packed lineup of events throughout the year, and for being home to a wide range of rotating food and drink vendor pop-ups that hook Mancs up with some of the best eats from across the globe.

And the ExtraVEGANza is one of its best-loved events each time it rolls around.


On top of the venue’s weekly ‘Plant Powered Sundays’ vegan street food takeover days, the now-annual GRUB ExtraVEGANza is a celebration of all things plant-based food and drink.

Running from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 January this year, at 2024’s edition of the ExtraVEGANza, you can expect there to be plenty vegan treats from some of GRUB’s usual plant-based food traders, as well as loads more.


Wholesome Junkies, Desert Island Dumplings, Nina’s Taco Truck, Seitan’s Kebab, and Munchie Mummy’s Vegan Bakery are just some of the traders you can check out over the three days.

That’s not all either, as on top of food, there’ll also a 100% vegan bar offering wine, cocktails, spirits, mulled wine, soft drinks, and a wide range of beers from all the best local vegan-friendly breweries across Greater Manchester and the North West.

“Music, vibes, and lovely times,” are also promised by the festival’s organisers.


Basically, whether you’re a vegan newbie, a plant-based pro, or just looking to cut back on your animal product consumption where possible, you’ll probably want to get yourself down to GRUB, as there’s something for everyone.

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Find out more about GRUB’s ExtraVEGANza 2024, and get booking your place here.

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