This week’s food and drink news includes a Mexican pop up at the Wonder Inn, a night out in Marple with great beer and the Central Manchester Vegan Fair (pic)- not forgetting the opening of Mahiki, a new Wellbeing and Vegan Centre for Affleck’s and the best January and February food deals.

Date for the diary: Mexican food pop-up at the Wonder Inn
Starting up again for 2017 is the Los Antojitos Mexican food pop-up. Held at creative wellness centre and performance space The Wonder Inn, the menu will include a chilli bowl with tortilla garnish, a corn taco trio and a sharer platter, all with handmade salsas and hot sauces. Dishes are around the £5 mark, the menu is 100% vegan, and has plenty of gluten free options. If you fancy sticking around after eating, London and Manchester-based organisation Weisslich are putting on an evening of experimental music by musicians from the US, UK and Germany – more info on the music here:
Fri 13 Jan, The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF, 5-9.30pm,

Night out: Beer and US food at Marple’s Beer Traders
If you fancy heading out of the city on Saturday night, Marple-based bar and bottle shop Beer Traders will have their usual range of real ales, craft beers and ciders on cask and keg, with a full spirits and wine menu on offer, too. They will also have pop-up food outfit Oh My Glaze on hand, serving up chicken wings, halloumi wraps and sweet potato fries. A short walk from cosy, out-of-town beer haven The Norfolk Arms, it’s a satisfying pair up for this Saturday night, and only 21 minutes on the train from Piccadilly station.
Sat 14 Jan, Beer Traders, 113 Stockport Road, Marple, Cheshire SK6 6AF,5-8pm for the food pop-up,
The Norfolk Arms, 2 Town Street, Marple Bridge, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 5DS,

Big event: Central Manchester Vegan Fair at Cross Street Chapel (pic) 
Run by animal welfare charity Viva!, the next instalment of Manchester’s vegan festivals is coming to the city. The event is being held at Cross Street Chapel, which is a minutes’ walk from the Royal Exchange Theatre. With 30 stalls to buy vegan produce and products, there is also a café and film room, showing films about the dairy and farming industries.
Sat 21 Jan, Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL, 10am-6pm,

In short: the Manchester Wellbeing and Vegan centre opens at the end of the month in the city centre – read more. Famous London celeb bar, Mahiki, frequented by the likes of Andy Murray, Prince Harry and members of Keane is set to open in Manchester – read more. We’ve also got our round up of the best January (and February) food deals.

Fri 13 Jan - Tue 28 Feb
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 10 Jan 2017