Trafford pops up several times in the shortlists for this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards.

A total of eight businesses based in the borough are nominated for a range of awards, while Sale is up for 'Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year' – a title held by Altrincham at the moment.

Ahead of an event at Escape to Freight Island next month, food and drink connoisseurs are invited to vote for their favourites from the shortlists, which were made by a panel of experts.

The awards are then decided by a combination of the vote and extra consideration from the panel of experts.

Alexa Stratton-Powell, the director of the festival, said: "This is an incredible list of brilliant businesses that we are proud to celebrate.

"As we look forward to our 25th year, it is all about the talent that has shaped this last quarter century and made the city's food scene the world-class destination that it is today.

"Please get involved, vote for your favourites and visit the amazing venues on the shortlists for yourselves."

Charlotte Wild, head of retail and leisure at Bruntwood, added: “We are proud to become headline sponsor for these important awards.

"Manchester's hospitality scene is phenomenal and the industry is central to our vision of creating thriving cities.

"We're excited to celebrate 25 years of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, alongside all the talented nominees and winners at the awards. Congratulations to all those shortlisted."

Here are the businesses based in Trafford on the shortlists.

Independent Food Producer of the Year

Great North Pie Co, Altrincham Market

Polyspore, Altrincham

Independent Drink Producer of the Year

Hip Pop, Dunham Massey

Food Trader of the Year

House of Habesha, Stretford Foodhall

Lovingly Artisan, Altrincham Market

Coffee Shop of the Year

Grapefruit, Sale

Neighbourhood Venue of the Year

Nilas Burmese Kitchen, Trafford Park

The Perfect Match, Sale

Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year


The votes are open now and until mid-September.

To vote, visit