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 bank holiday weekend. The Halal Food Festival will feature street food vendors representing countries from across the globe including Afrikana, OMayalsia, The Dutch Fishmen, Phat Jo’s, The Butchers Kitchen and Manchester’s very own, afro- Caribbean business Rita’s Reign.
Taking place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre (BEC) on August 27th and 28th, 12pm-8pm, the main arena will play host to some top halal brands such as Armaan, Ceekays, Shana and The Halal Food Shop, alongside an array of gourmet desserts, savouries and lifestyle vendors. Celebrity chefs such as Homemade Savouries by Sara, as featured on BBC and The Islam Channel, will 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’.
Tufail Hussain, director of Islamic Relief UK, said: “This will be an amazing outdoor event and we look forward to seeing thousands of people from all backgrounds and walks of life coming together to enjoy the fun, festivities, and delicious food. There will be great activities from a fun fair to a kid’s zone as well as prayer areas.
“Not only will families enjoy delicious food at the event but they will also be helping those less fortunate. Islamic Relief UK and the festival will have a charity target to feed 5,000 people across the world as well as supporting local homeless centres.”
Ticket prices start from £7 and you can buy yours here.