The Manchester Food and Drink Festival has revealed the shortlist for their 2022 awards, with 113 nominees featured across 16 different award categories.

This year, the winners will be decided by both the public and a judging panel of Manchester hospitality experts. For the public awards, the city’s food and drinks fans can vote for their hospitality heroes via the MFDF website.

Some of the categories will be decided entirely by public vote this year, with some made up from the public votes alongside a mystery shopping visit from one of the judging panel. The Independent Drinks Producer of the Year and the Independent Food Producer of the Year Awards will also be judged by a panel taste test.

All the nominations are below:

Plant-based Offering of the Year

  1. Four Side Pizza

  2. Herbivorous

  3. Otto Vegan Empire

  4. Ruyi Chorlton

  5. Sanskruti

  6. The Walled Garden

  7. Wholesome Junkies

Independent Drinks Producer of the Year

  1. Bundobust Brewery

  2. Cloudwater

  3. Hip Pop

  4. Into the Gathering Dusk

  5. Stockport Gin

  6. Steep Soda

  7. Track Brewing

Independent Food Producer of the Year

  1. Dormouse Chocolates

  2. Great North Pie Co

  3. Holy Grain

  4. La Choquette

  5. Long Boi’s Bakehouse

  6. Polyspore

  7. Yellowhammer

Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year

  1. Ancoats

  2. Chapel Street, Salford

  3. Monton

  4. Prestwich

  5. Ramsbottom

  6. Sale

  7. Stockport

Coffee Shop of the Year

  1. Cafe Sanjuan

  2. Factory Coffee

  3. Grind and Tamp

  4. Grapefruit

  5. Just Between Friends

  6. Station South

  7. Pollen

Food Trader of the Year

  1. Burgerism

  2. House of Habesha

  3. The Little Sri Lankan

  4. Lovingly Artisan

  5. Mira

  6. New Wave Ramen

  7. Pico’s Tacos

Affordable Eats Venue of the Year

  1. Aunty Ji’s

  2. Bahn Mi Co Ba

  3. Cafe Sanjuan

  4. Levenshulme Bakery

  5. Go Falafel

  6. Mama Flo’s

  7. Salt & Pepper MCR

Pop Up or Project of the Year

  1. Platt Fields Market Garden

  2. Sao Paulo

  3. Suppher

  4. Eat Well Spring Festival

  5. Bungalow at Kampus

  6. Heart and Parcel

  7. Foodie Friday

Pub or Beer Bar of the Year

  1. Bridge Beers, Staylbridge

  2. Heaton Hops

  3. House of Hops

  4. The Kings Arms

  5. Nordie

  6. Track Taproom

  7. Station Hop

Bar of the Year

  1. Blinker Bar

  2. Flawd

  3. Henry C

  4. Ramona

  5. Schofield’s Bar

  6. Speak in Code

  7. 10 Tib Lane

Neighbourhood Venue of the Year

  1. Baratuxi Bar
  2. Bar San Juan
  3. The Easy Fish Co.
  4. Nilas Burmese Kitchen
  5. Ornellas Kitchen
  6. Osma
  7. The Perfect Match

Food and Drink Retailer of the Year

  1. Ad Hoc
  2. Chorlton Cheesemongers
  3. Hello Oriental
  4. Coopers Lets Fress Deli
  5. Le Social
  6. Out of the Blue
  7. Wandering Palate

Great Service Award

  1. Bull & Bear

  2. Dishoom

  3. Hawksmoor

  4. Flawd

  5. Schofield’s Bar

Voting for the awards is now open and the winners will be announced at the MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards at Escape to Freight Island on Mon 26 Sep. The closing date for votes is Fri 16 Sep.

Mon 26 Sep
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 28 Jul 2022