manchester food and drink festival

by thinhungrygirl

it’s virtually impossible to ignore the food and drink festival when it descends onto albert square.

a free gathering of everything food and drink related, it’s the perfect place to indulge and discover new flavours and vendors.

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i work practically next door, so have taken a few trips, though not all of them resulted in photos of my choices – snapping photos at my desk raised a few eyebrows, so i quickly stopped!

my first two trips were lunch related where i visited both the chaophraya and mumma schnitzel stands for pad thai and some morsels of chicken goodness.

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2013-09-27 13.03.48the pad thai was really good, filling and something a little bit different, easy to transport back to the office. peanuts and chilli were optional, but i had both, and for £4 i was happy with my choice! mumma schnitzel is famed for its chicken burgers but, already having a salad prepared, i went for some baby popcorn chicken bites, which were tasty, though they didn’t blow my mind away. i’ve heard only good things about the halloumi, so i think i chose wrong (again)!

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WP_20130929_009last night saw us revisiting due to a bare fridge, and we went straight for the pizza peddlers’ pepperoni. not only was the pizza great, with really meaty pepperoni and topped with rocket and garlic oil, but the guys were really happy to have a chat, asking whether we’d been before etc. northern hospitality at its finest!


2013-09-29 19.09.19we also couldn’t resist the pull of the harvey nichols stall, offering up bubbles & dogs to the discerning. a glass of prosecco goes perfectly with a chilli cheese dog – who’da thunk it?

the stalls are changing soon enough and another wave of delights will be upon us.

sorry waistline.