This week’s food news includes Castlefield Food Festival, Veeno’s new menu, a location and rough opening date for Manchester’s hugely anticipated Cat Cafe and a pop up menu from Indian street food favourites, Chaat Cart.

Castlefield Food Festival (pictured)
The festival returns to Castlefield Bowl and the weekend schedule promises to be bigger and better than ever. Running from Thursday evening right through to the dying light of Sunday, there is a huge array of street food, cooking demos and stalls to buy local produce. With all events free to attend, there will also be live music on the main stage for added joie de vivre.
Thu 12 – Sun 15 May, 101 Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4JN, times vary, FREE:

Cat Café’s imminent arrival in the Northern Quarter
The recent popularity in cat cafés sees the Northern Quarter get a branch of its own. For a fee, customers are invited to play with the feline staff members, have a coffee and watch the world go by. The owners say that the psychological and nurturing benefits of hanging out with cats are amazing. I imagine backpacks will be checked on the way out.
Opening June 2016, 103 High Street, Manchester. To follow progress, check out: and

Supper club: Chaat Cart at Ancoats Coffee Co.
Hosting its fourth supper club, Ancoats Coffee Co. will be letting local stalwarts Chaat Cart take over the kitchen at the roastery-cafe in Royal Mills. The foodie events have proved to be a hugely popular series, and this evening promises to carry on the fun. The menu has not been disclosed yet, but expect the home-style Indian food to be packed with flavour and punch. The business is a husband and wife team, that infuse their cooking with inspiration from travelling and growing up in India. There are soft drinks to buy on the night, but guests are invited to bring their own booze, allowing for a corkage fee.
Sat 14 May, Ancoats Coffee Co., Unit 9, Royal Mills, 17 Redhill Street, Ancoats, M4 5BA. 7pm, £25. Buy tickets here:

Acclaimed wine boutique, Veeno, launches new menu
Brazonnose Street-based Italian eatery Veeno already has the excitement of being situated on one of the best named streets in Manchester. They also have a new menu to launch and are inviting guests to come and sample it, offering complimentary wine from their family vineyard, plus spuntini sharing dishes sourced from their Italian producers.
Veeno Manchester, 14 Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 6LW, Tel: 0161 839 6742. Reserve your place on the guestlist here:

Thu 12 May - Thu 30 Jun
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 10 May 2016