After years of pop-ups, collaborations and temporary homes Manchester’s award-
winning street food event is now moving to a brand new home just in time for
Starting Friday 01/11 GRUB’s weekly street food market will open at The Red Bank Project close to the Green Quarter. All of the elements that have made GRUB what it is today will be carried to the new venue and much more.
In addition to the top-class street food GRUB is well known for, the new venue will also be home to a new dedicated kids playroom, two separate bar areas (one with 22 lines of craft beer on offer) and a flexible event space designed to house activities and workshops.
This will be regularly used by well-being events team Feel Good Club who are looking to use the space for events which aim to turn self-doubt into self-belief, calm over-thinking minds, encourage people to step outside of their comfort zones and much more.
Expect workshops full of yoga, art, working out, good food or even enjoying beer. The street food will be served up in the yard area which will feature a fire pit to keep visitors warm throughout the winter.
November will also see a welcome return of the GRUB resident DJs Jamie Groovement, Pasta Paul, Jeff O’Toole, Tom Clarke, Johnny Shire, Pablo Blanquito, Chris E (Better Days) and more.
Not content with building a brand new site GRUB are also kicking off a new free series of workshops for prospective street food traders called ‘School Of Grub’.
Wannabe street food chefs will be invited to an open Q&A to learn more about what a career in street food entails and will be able to submit their business ideas on the night. The best concepts will then be selected by GRUB to attend 4 free half-day workshops on branding, menu construction logistics and more. The successful new traders will be welcomed to trade at GRUB markets going forward.
Juliana Bailey, Director of GRUB said, “It’s absolutely fantastic to find a new site that will give us both a winter and summer home for the next few years! We can’t wait to get in and start building our new home”.