The new-legendary market is back! Manifesto Market, recently awarded the Retailer of the Year prize for Best Customer Experience, had reopened after a short winter break on March 15th 2019. Manifesto will welcome back the big favorite names such as Matteo de Carli and Poké Haus and introduce several fantastic additions: among others Levitate’s chef Christian Duy Chu, QQ Kitchen, stylish bar Le Valmont, and Prague’s top microbrewery, Vinohradský pivovar. 2019 will be the year of digital evolution, expansion and unique experiences for Manifesto Market.
Last year, 650 000 people – about one half of all Prague’s citizens – visited Manifesto, and another 4 million were reached on social media. In only six months, Manifesto nominated for the Retailer of the Year won the Best Customer Experience award. The “gastronomic paradise” was covered by The New York Times and Monocle Magazine and many other global media. The organizers have set the bar for 2019 even higher.
Real beer glasses are just one of the tangible changes which will upgrade the experience. In 2019, the organizers will focus on developing digital tools, to shorten delivery times, make the payments even easier and enable ordering meals and drinks from the tables, or why not from office desks. In other words, they focus on developing technology to enable guests to have a unique and easy experience online and offline. Manifesto has been the first fully cashless place in the country, with a very positive feedback from both customers and managers.
The chefs of Manifesto
Manifesto welcomes Prague’s Asian fusion concept QQ Kitchen and will offer authentic Sicilian pizza and Neapolitan street food from San Carlo. Manifesto’s secret is a combination of Michelin-rated chefs such as Matteo de Carli from Ryba je ryba, with young and talented entrepreneurs behind new concepts. At least one third of the containers are dedicated to emerging businesses, providing them a low cost of entry opportunity and good visibility and exposure, as a testing ground of their gastro idea. Experienced vendors become mentors for the others and Manifesto fulfills a mission as a gastro innovator and incubator.
Among 21 food and beverage concepts that will open this season, we will taste Asian, Latino, Italian, American, Hawaiian cuisines, French bakery, Dutch pancakes, the unmissable Faency Fries and more.
Culture and meetups
During the moody spring season, Manifesto will keep the immensely popular igloos, a big hit from the winter market. There will be some spatial changes, mostly in the raw part of the market where a larger space will be created to host concerts, social events and garden parties. The central avenue will again be aligned along the iconic wooden tables and benches blocq, designed and donated to Manifesto by Czech outdoor furniture brand mmcité, and become green thanks to installations of plants, grass and flower compositions.
Thanks to Mastercard’s support, curators will focus this year on the Czech music scene and discoveries of electro and acoustic music. Parties will be organized two times a month. Saturdays and Sundays will be dedicated to brunches and music, after Friday’s Nightmarkets.
Manifesto is a gastro and cultural market which transformed a former wasteland and no-go zone in the heart of Prague into a city's vibrant place. Winner of the Retailer of the Year 2018 for Best Customer Experience, Manifesto is a temporary structure built by 27 containers and offers unique and high-quality gastronomic concepts from Prague's white tablecloth and Michelin restaurants accessible at street food prices. Local design and artisanal products are also available and Manifesto offers daily free cultural program presenting top local DJs, live music, performances and classes. Manifesto is the first fully cashless place in the Czech Republic, thanks to a partnership with Mastercard. The project was made possible thanks to Penta Real Estate, the land owner, and the design brand mmcité. Manifesto has been initiated by Martin Barry, a landscape architect originally from New York, and his design-focused nonprofit organization reSITE which has a mission to improve the quality of life in the urbanized world.
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