Manchester food news this week includes a vegan and beer festival at Chorlton Brewery (in Piccadilly), the closure of city centre vegetarian restaurant 1847, Creams Cafe gelato bar, 50% off sushi at Sakana, Wahaca’s summer party and much more.

This weekend: Vegan and beer festival at Chorlton Brewery
Despite the name, Chorlton Brewery is located in Manchester city centre and this weekend, they’re holding a vegan street food and beer festival. Savoury dishes will be served up from V Rev Vegan Diner and The Kitchen on Great Moor Street, with sweet treats from bakery A Kind Mama, Nicely Kitchen and Pimpin’ Pancakes.
Sat 6 May, Chorlton Brewing Company, 69 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DX, noon-9pm, FREE entry,

City centre vegetarian restaurant 1847 closes
After seven years on the Manchester vegetarian dining scene, 1847 has closed its doors after difficulties with the lease. A full statement is coming soon but the owners hope to relocate in Manchester, so watch this space.

Offer: 50% off sushi at Sakana (booking essential)
Sakana is offering 50% off sushi and sashimi on Mondays, available from noon. Just pre-book by ringing 0161 884 1292. Dine on flame torched miso aubergine nigari, soft shell crab and mango uramaki or surf clam sashimi at half the price.
Every Monday, Sakana, 23 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR. Tel: 0161 884 1292, pre-booking is essential,

Now open: Creams Gelato Bar on Portland Street (pictured)
National gelato chain, Creams, has a new branch on Portland Street. Selling sundaes, crepes and gelato and more, we like the sound of Ferraro Rocher waffles, the massive Affogato and something called The Crowd Pleaser with 12 scoops of ice cream, loads of upside down cones and five (YES FIVE) types of sprinkle. Watch this space for a review.
Creams Cafe, 1 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3BE. Tel: 0161 236 7744,

Book now: Black Cow vodka and cheese pairing night at Manchester House
Hailing from the West Dorset coast, vodka producers Black Cow are bringing their creations to Manchester House to collaborate with them for a vodka and cheese tasting evening. Lead by the distiller, guests will sample various vodka and cheeses, with informative chat about the history of the spirit.
Wed 3 May, Manchester House, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ, 6pm. £20, email for more information and to book tickets.

Free canapes, music & more at Wahaca’s Mexican summer bash
To mark Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo and launch their summer menu, Wahaca is throwing a party in the upstairs atrium bar of the Corn Exchange restaurant. There will be free canapes along with cocktail samplers such as the signature passion fruit vanilla mojito and Mexican gin sling. They will also be serving up the UK’s first Mezcal and tonics – the Mexican take on a G&T – and look out for the mix-your-own margarita stand.
Fri 5 May, Wahaca, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Street, Manchester, M4 3TR, 5-8.30pm, FREE,

Early May brew tap at Beer Nouveau with a Real Junk Food BBQ
Locals Beer Nouveau are hosting a collaboration with Welsh brewery Hafod, serving beers from the brewtap venue. Food waste campaigners the Real Junk Food Project are also in residence for Saturday’s session, with a pay-as-you-feel BBQ.
Fri 5-Sat 6 May, Beer Nouveau, 75 North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6DY, 4 – 10.30pm, FREE,

Every Saturday: Alphabet Brew Tap & Food Yard
With Grub Food Fair moving venues, Alphabet Brewing Company is setting up a new food yard at the popular Piccadilly-based brewery. Serving their own beers and guest beers, expect DJs, American street food from Oh My Glaze, Napoli treats from ProovePizza, burgers from Almost Famous and Dim Sum Su’s celebrated Chinese snacks.
From Sat 6 May (then every Sat), Alphabet Brewing Company, 99 Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL, noon-10pm, FREE,

Lunya hosts a Beer & Spanish meat supper club at Beermoth
Lunya is bringing a selection of artisanal Spanish meats for your delectation serving them from the cellar of Beermoth. The beer aficionados have also picked out some of their favourite brews, matching them to the cured meats in question. With limited places in the intimate setting, booking is advised.
Wed 10 May, Beermoth, 70 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG, 6-8pm, £25,

Book now: Gin tasting with Manchester distillery Zymurgorium at Ordsall Hall
Manchester’s only distillery and meadery Zymurgorium is offering guests a tasting journey of gin, hosted at Salford’s Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house, Ordsall Hall. Whilst teaching guests about the craft, there will be samples to quaff from the inventors of Manchester Gin, which comes in marmalade, spiced honey rum, raspberry and cranberry flavours.
Thu 18 May, Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Salford, M5 3AN, Tel: 0161 872 0251, 7-9pm, £25,

Urmston Artisan Market is back on Sat 6 May (10am-4pm) with over 100 producers on hand to feed you on the day and sell you goodies to take home: On Sat 6 May: three of the events above (Beer Nouveau, Alphabet Brewery’s Brew Tap & Food Yard and Chorlton Brewery’s vegan festival) are all happening in close proximity – a ready-made day out.

Tue 2 May - Thu 18 May
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 2 May 2017