Greater Manchester is well-known for its dining options and diverse culture, attracting people from the surrounding areas as well as far and wide to the city to get an epic bite to eat. Celebrating what this city has to offer when it comes to halal dining, is a brand new food festival set to make its debut in Manchester this August.
With over 100+ exhibitors, street food vendors, 4 indoor arenas and an outdoor fun fair, festival-goers can expect a tasty weekend. The Halal Food Festival will feature street food vendors representing countries from across the globe, ensuring a wide variety of tastes and ingredients.
Taking place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre (BEC) on 19 and 20 August, 12pm-8pm, the main arena will play host to some top halal brands, alongside an array of gourmet desserts, savouries and lifestyle vendors. Celebrity chefs will also be hosting live cooking demonstrations, workshops and competitions live in the cooking theatre.
Arena 2 is set to be an ‘Artisan Market‘ hosted by ‘Muslim Instashop Expo’, where you can expect fine delicacies, home décor, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty. Other areas include an outdoor fun fair and kids play arena with activities hosted by the Halal Food Festival’s official charity partner, Islamic Relief.
Organisers said: “We are a team of young British Muslims who quite frankly love food! Our vision is to create fun events for our fellow Muslims because what else do we do? Work, pray and eat! OK, maybe some football, cricket, afternoon tea with the girls, baking, cooking! Yes, it’s that same topic again, we simply LOVE FOOD!
“We feel it is our opportunity to represent British Muslims, for their family and friends to have a fun filled tasty experience. It is also a great opportunity for other cultures to come and get involved with us. We are looking to showcase Halal cuisines from all across the globe, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and from the Western region too.”
Ticket prices start from £5, with under 5’s going free, and you can buy yours here.