Summer is drawing to a close and autumn is rearing its chilly head, so it’s time to look beyond outside dining and toward hearty meals to get us through the upcoming colder months. With that in mind, we’ve uncovered one of the city’s best Sunday roasts, courtesy of Carnival at Freight Island, as well as some other filling meals from in and around Manchester and the North.
But first, we should mention the last great summery outdoors food festival of the summer, Festa Italiana, which put on yet another sterling show at Cathedral Gardens. Full of Italian street food vendors, live music and family-friendly activities, this is fast-becoming one of the highlights of the Manchester sunny months.
Sit back and prepare to get hungry
As we wave goodbye to one festival, it’s time to welcome the big boy of the food festival circuit, the Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2022, which has been postponed a week, but launches properly on Thursday 22nd September. We have a full rundown of all the events and any important changes below.
Aside from that, we’ve been enjoying some superb food from across the North-West lately, including East Asian food in Levenshulme, American dishes in the city centre and mind-blowing small plates in Ancoats, plus we’re taking a look at some of the best places to eat out in Leeds.
So sit back and prepare to get hungry. Here’s this month’s food and drink guide to Manchester and the North.
Here are our picks
Carnival at Freight Island, Ticket Hall, Freight Island, 11 Baring St, Manchester, M1 2PZ - Visit now
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