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Prepare your taste buds for a Halal feast extravaganza coming to Manchester!

Manchester is about to experience a gastronomic delight as The Halal Food Festival makes its highly-anticipated return to the city
Halal Food Festival

The Halal Food Festival

Set to take place at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of August 2023, this festival promises to be a mouthwatering celebration of halal cuisine.

The festival opening times are from 12pm – 8pm.

Following a resounding success at the NEC in Birmingham, The Halal Food Festival is back with a bang, boasting an impressive lineup of over 150 exhibitors, tantalising street food vendors, and a captivating indoor exhibition showcasing Muslim lifestyle stalls.

With an estimated attendance of more than 20,000 food enthusiasts, this is one weekend not to be missed.

Flavours from around the world

Prepare your taste buds for a global culinary adventure as the festival gathers street food vendors from around the world.

From the tantalising flavours of ‘Afrikana’ to the fusion delights of ‘Myos Japanese Fusion’ and the mouthwatering creations of ‘Redfern Kitchen,’ there will be a vast array of options to satisfy every palate.

Indulge in the delectable offerings of ‘The Dutch Fishmen,’ savour the Middle Eastern delicacies of ‘Cleopatra’ and relish artisan hot dogs by ‘Malik Butchers’.

Halal Lifestyle Brands

In addition to the mouthwatering street food, the main arena will be a hub of excitement, showcasing a diverse range of halal lifestyle brands.

Explore the latest trends in fashion, discover stunning jewellery, admire Islamic art, and support charitable causes.

Pulwasha, Mia Dia and KanD Man

The festival will also feature live cooking demonstrations by renowned celebrity chefs, including the talented Pulwasha, the charismatic Mia Dia from The Islam Channel, and the ever-popular KanD Man from BBC Asian Network.

Brace yourself for an enchanting performance by TikTok sensation ‘Mr Tee,’ the beloved ice cream maestro, who will bring his delightful treats to the festival.

As an added bonus, the ‘Artisan Market,’ hosted by the esteemed ‘Muslim Instashop Expo,’ will offer a treasure trove of fine delicacies, captivating home décor, exquisite arts and crafts, and the latest in fashion and beauty.

This platform has been instrumental in supporting small start-ups and Instagram businesses, making it a must-visit destination within the festival.

Reflecting the harmonious diversity of Manchester’s population, The Halal Food Festival aims to represent and celebrate the contributions of various ethnicities.

Last year’s event was hailed as a resounding success, and this year’s return promises an even greater celebration of the North’s rich cultural tapestry.

Bilal Khan, the organiser and festival director behind The Halal Food Festival, expressed his excitement, stating, “Hosting The Halal Food Festival is like a dream come true, bringing friends and families together to socialise, eat, and celebrate the Halal lifestyle.

“We invite people from all walks of life to join us and learn more about our integration into the UK. Moreover, this festival serves as a platform to champion Halal businesses, nurturing them from small start-ups to leading enterprises in their respective fields.”

The festival will open its gates from 12pm – 8pm on both days, ensuring ample time for attendees to sample the diverse culinary offerings and explore the bustling marketplaces.

Tickets for this weekend’s extravaganza can be purchased through the official festival website by clicking here. 

Prices start at a reasonable £7.00, granting access to an unparalleled culinary experience.

Mark your calendars for Saturday 19th August and Sunday 20th August, and brace yourself for a sensational culinary journey at The Halal Food Festival.

You can also stay connected and join the festival community by following their Facebook page by clicking here,  and their Instagram page by clicking here.

Remember, this is one food festival that promises to tickle your taste buds, satisfy your cravings, and leave you craving more. Get ready to embark on a halal culinary adventure like no other!

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