Guerilla Eats, Manchester 8th & 9th

Posted in: Events, History, News, Uncategorized- Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

http://northernquartermanchester.com/guerrilla-eats-comes-to-the-northern-quarter/

I’ve always felt that Manchester can do whatever London does with bells on. I’ve always secretly thought that street food, as a feature of life and culture across the globe, could never really happen in the same way here in the UK, firstly because of the crappy weather, but also our restrictive city centre councils, fixed on gentrification. I’d happily spend my whole year on events around my home town, instead of trekking across the country to sell ice cream… so I’m overjoyed that the new food collective Guerilla Eats invited me to trade at their first event, and impressed that they want to give it a go for Manchester.

Street food has had a PR boost in the last few years, thanks to a host of innovators, with a flair for food but not the massive funds to invest in bricks and mortar. I’ve seen converted horse boxes, shipping containers, and at this years British Street Food Awards in London, “What The Dickens” produced pork pies from a 4 foot top hat. Aside from the incredible tasting dishes, creativity shines through in how we present our units.

So we’re a bit more “hip” than the have-a-potato, and Old Trafford offerings, as fab as those street food things are, but everything has to evolve right?! If I can prise my winter frosted freezer lids open this weekend, and the engine wants to play, I’ll be in Port Street car park, Northern Quarter this Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 3pm.

References to current UK street food movements for the uninitiated – London, Leeds and beyond.

kerbfood.com
northernstreats.co.uk
britishstreetfood.co.uk

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