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From celebrity chefs to award winning street food, Greater Manchester is home to a number of fantastic food events throughout the year. Have a look at our event round up below! 

1. Grub MCR 

About: Grub opens on the 9th June at a brand new location in the recently renovated Mayfield Depot. Offering a wide variety of street food with tastes from across the globe; a number of award winning craft ales, wine, spirits and live music Grub is a not to be missed event. 

Open: Every Friday and Saturday from the 9th June.

Address: Mayfield Depot, Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2AD   

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2. B.Eat Street 

About: B.Eat Street Summer Weekenders offer multiple different street food vendors in their unique space by the Great Northern Warehouse. With an outdoor seating area and two indoor bars B.Eat Street is the perfect location to enjoy fantastic food and great drink in the summer months.

Open: Every Weekend until 28th August.

Address: Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, 

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3. Altrincham Market House 

About: Altrincham Market House is based in a 19th Century Grade II listed building and serves up some of the finest independent food and drink in the region. From award winning artisan pies, mouth-watering sourdough pizza and independent brewery taps this Market house is a real hidden gem outside of the city centre.

Open: Every Tuesday - Sunday

Address: Altrincham Market House, Greenwood Street, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 1SA    

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Image: Altrincham Market by @asideofsweet

4. Eat & Drink Festival 

About: The Eat & Drink festival brings foodies together with the finest artisan produce, celebrity chefs and industry experts to celebrate all things food and drink. Top chefs, foodie favourites and experts will be on hand to cook up a storm and educate and inform with flair through live demonstrations and much, much more! 

Open: 8th - 11th June 2017 

Address: Event City, Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7TB

5. Festa Italiana 

About: Manchester's Italian community are coming together to transform Cathedral Gardens into the "Festival Piazza" which will be home to mouth-watering Italian food and drink as well as live Italian music. Food vendors confirmed include Proove Pizza, Salvi's, The Pasta Factory and many more! 

Open: 23rd - 25th June 2017 

Address: Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 3BG

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6. Levenshulme Market 

About: A community market with an ever changing roster of 50 artisan traders selling street food, gifts, vintage clothing and much more. The Levenshulme Market has become a well-known foodie hot spot with a number of high quality vendors, specialising in everything from poutine to locally sourced charcuterie.

Open: Every Saturday till mid December

Address: Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3PJ

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Image: Bolton Food & Drink Festival 

7. Stockport Foodie Friday 

About: Set against the historic backdrop of the Stockport Old Town, Foodie Friday brings together street food vendors, craft ales and live music. Foodie Friday's create a fantastic family atmosphere and have something on offer for all ages and tastes. 

Open: Last Friday of every month

Address: Market Place, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1EW 

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8. Alphabet Brewing Co: Brew Tap & Food Yard

About: Independent brewery Alphabet Brewing Co will be opening up to the public, transforming their yard into a street food and beer haven. Expect fantastic beers brewed literally steps from the seating area and a number of different street food vendors and live music to boot. 

Open: Every Saturday 

Address: 99 North Western Street, Manchester, M1 2WR  

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9. Manchester International Festival: Supper Clubs 

About: Manchester International Festival Supper Clubs offer an exclusive chance to sample crafted menus by some of the chefs who have helped to define modern British cooking. Chefs include: David Moore, Steven Doherty, Carl Noller, Paul Heathcote & Mark Hix.

Open: 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th July 

Address: Festival Square, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 4JW 

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10. Manchester International Festival: Dinner Party at the End of the World

About: Renowned Mancunian chef Mary-Ellen McTague has devised a dinner party with a difference. Guests will share a special last supper with a menu that explores themes of survival, extinction, scarcity and opulence. 

Open: 4th - 15th July 

Address: Secret location 

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11. Bolton Food & Drink Festival 

About: Voted the best Food Market by the National Association of British Market Authorities; Bolton Food & Drink Festival brings together over 200 food, drink and arts and craft stalls. The 12th edition of Bolton Food & Drink festival will also have a number of celebrity chefs in attendance, including: Michael Caines, Simon Rimmer, Ainsley Harriott and James Martin.

Open: 25th - 28th August 2017  

Address: Victoria Square, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1RU 

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Image: @IndyManBeerCon 

12. Indy Man Beer Con 

About: Now in its 6th year the Independent Manchester Beer Convention (aka Indy Man Beer Con) is a world class showcase for the best breweries from the UK and beyond. Set in the stunning Grade II listed Victoria Baths, Indy Man Beer Con brings together craft ales, delicious street food and live music for a beer extravaganza. 

Open: 28th September - 1st October 2017 

Address: Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE 

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13. Manchester Food & Drink Festival - 20th Anniversary 

About: The Manchester Food & Drink Festival is the largest urban food & drink festival in the UK which celebrates a special collaboration between Manchester's most talented chefs, producers and people who have shaped Manchester's food scene in the past 20 years. The 20th birthday edition features an extraordinary programme, which will welcome a wide selection of local, national and international chefs and brands to the city, who will take over some of Manchester’s most exciting, historic and even forgotten, locations. 

Open: 28th September - 9th October 2017 

Address: Festival Hub, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 4JW - but also many events across the Greater Manchester region

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