This weekend, a collective of Manchester’s most exciting street food vendors join forces to host a foodie market that nods to the greats in San Francisco and Portland – cities where simple, flavoursome street food is just a way of life. One of the founding members is the secretive Mangechester blogger, the brains behind the Fire and Salt BBQ Co (@FireandSaltBBQ) who will be serving his slow-cooked brisket this weekend. What kick-started his barbecue and street food obsession was a tour of Texan pit barbecue joints. Out in the sticks, he found meat – what we’d call cheap cuts of meat, like brisket and ribs – oozing with flavour as a result of their slow, pit cooking. The result is a unique dining experience that is rare to find in the UK outside of London’s Pitt Cue Co. Others to watch this weekends include Dirty Dogs (@dirtydogsarehot, pictured) hot dogs, which are so delicious you won’t be walking them for long. House special is Hot Chihuahuas – beef frank sat on guacamole with Mex salsa, hot sauce and sour cream. Gingers Comfort Emporium, winner of The Best of the Best 2012 at the British Street Food awards, offers flavours include Peanut and Salted Caramel and Marmalade. We like the sound of Chaat Cart (@ChaatCart)’s traditional Indian veggie street food too, and The BarnHouse Bistro (@BistroBarnHouse) gourmet burgers. Prices around £5 – and if you like this sounds of this, check out the regular Castlefield and Didsbury Artisan Markets too.

Sat 8 Dec 4pm – 11pm, & Sun 9 Dec 11am – 4pm, car park next to Port Street Beer House, Port Street, Northern Quarter, M1 2EQ. (@Guerrilla_Eats)

Sat 8 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
Joshua Gordon
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Fri 7 Dec 2012