Guerrilla Eats

Guerrilla Eats sets to shake up the Manchester street food scene.

By Matthew Tyas | Last updated 7 December 2012

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Guerrilla Eats, a new foodie collective of passionate street food traders, is set to shake up Manchester’s street food scene and bring the city bang up to date with an eating explosion that’s already flourishing on street corners across the country.

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The revolution will kick off on the 8and 9 December on Port Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter; the Guerrilla Eats traders will initiate Mancunians into their great food movement, bucking the idea that street food means either dirty kebabs or sky high prices and is the preserve of ‘those in the know.’

Guerrilla Eats’ manifesto is simple – create a buzz about great food served by great people at great prices. December’s mission will give street food its chance to shine and convert people to the Guerrilla Eats ideology that great food CAN and IS able to be served on the streets; which hasn’t happened thus far in Manchester.

December’s Guerrilla Eats celebration brings together the cream of Manchester’s street food vendors – showcasing and saluting their passion for the using best ingredients, the most creative recipes and the diverse range of cuisines they offer; from BBQ pulled pork to spicy chaat to sweetly divine cupcakes – all served up with a delightful dollop of exciting entertainment to ensure street food is celebrated in the style it deserves.

Guerrilla Eats is a new collective formed by a group of like-minded street food traders. Tired of trekking around poorly planned markets and paying extortionate trader fees (which they have to pass on to the customer), the collective is run by the people for the people who just care and love the food they make.

“We want street food to be accessible to everyone – no one wants to be paying 6 or 7 quid upwards for street food…”

Mal O’Connor of Fire and Salt BBQ comments; “We want street food to be accessible to everyone – no one wants to be paying 6 or 7 quid upwards for street food; but with the usual market fees, travel costs etc, street traders have no choice but to charge that much to start covering costs. Working as a collective helps bring our costs down and means no on takes money from the set up – it allows us to keep the quality of our food high and our prices down.”

Sean Robinson of Dirty Dogs Hot Dogs says; “Street Food makes sense – we’re bringing amazing food to people right here on the street. Guerrilla Eats celebrates people who are passionate about the food they make and brings us together with people who are passionate about the food they eat. It’s fun, relaxed, inclusive food that makes people happy – there’s not a starched napkin or stiff upper lip in sight!”

Guerrilla Eats is a steadily growing collective of like-minded street food traders – swelling numbers means more choice and diversity whilst keeping their costs, and therefore prices, as low as possible; underlining their pledge to keep street food as inclusive as possible.

December’s street celebration is the birth of Manchester’s food revolution and the new year will see new things from the Guerrilla Eats gang in a truly guerrilla style – popping up in basements, backyards, skyscrapers and secret gardens . The street food revolution can happen anywhere at any time – keep your ear to the ground soldier!

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