Friday 3 – Sunday 5 August 2012
Having attracted over 15,000 visitors over three-days last year, the family-friendly foodie festival took place once again in Piccadilly Gardens from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 August 2012, serving tasty treats from 11am – 6pm each day. This year’s event welcomed an extra 5000 visitors – a huge success.
our fantastic traders
Selling a range of ‘street food’ from around the world, stalls included ‘Momo’ steamed dumplings and a host of vegetarian and vegan dishes from Tibetan Kitchen and Tio’s Snack Shack selling espetinhos (marinated meat kebabs), and pateis from Brazil.
Manchester’s Greek family restaurant, Papa G’s served charcoal grilled Greek Kleftiko in fresh pita, there was authentic Japanese sashimi from Wasabi Sushi and Master Chef finalist Chorlton’s Jackie Kearney made an appearance in her famous airstream van, The Hungry Gecko, selling her renowned vegetarian gourmet Asian street food.
Manjit’s Kitchen cooked up Punjabi cuisine and The Pizza Pod served delicious freshly made pizzas from their clay oven. Ginger’s Comfort Emporium also brought some new flavours of her famous homemade ice cream, including salted caramel peanut butter, and Lulabelles offered freshly brewed tea and coffee and homemade cakes from a pink 1950s vintage campervan.
There was live music on the Saturday from Nando’s Nanockers, family entertainment from System One’s Mr Red, vintage DJs on Friday, and activities for children on Sunday including a teddy bear’s picnic with Baby Ballet’s Twinkle the Bear.
The ‘We face Forward’, West African inspired ‘Art Bus’, linked to the exhibitions at Manchester Art Galleries, played West African music and hosted creative workshops on Friday and Sunday .
Click here to see the flyer.
CityCo would like to thank all traders, partners and Niche Events to making this year’s picnic the biggest and best yet.
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