Manchester vegan guide

Restaurants/Cafés

Vegan/Vegetarian

Teatime collective

This cafe is just on the outskirts of town off oxford rd (Through Hulme park) and is incredible! They also will be taking evening reservations/group bookings from 10/09/14.

Eighth day

The basement of this shop is a café, I prefer the menu here as it is not fake meat heavy. You can also get sandwiches, salads and coffee’s etc to take away.

Earth

Located in the heart of manchester’s Northern Quarter below the buddhist centre, this is a lovely tranquil place to enjoy lunch. I always opt for the platter as the mains are frequently changed so you always get a varied meal. The cafe also offers an extensive range of smoothies, coffee’s and deserts.

V Revolution

Also located in Manchester’s Northern quarter, V revolution is for the junk food and punk music lovers! If you are craving grilled cheese, a burger bigger than your face or a milkshake then this is the place! At the shop you can purchase snacks, chilled fake meats and cheeses to cook at home!

Bistro 1847

A very experimental restaurant with a vast menu, Ideal for a swanky meal before continuing onto the theatres/art galleries around the area.

Fuel

This is my personal favourite place, I guess because it combines comedy (Including my good friend’s comedysportz troop) and music with amazing food….It also helps they have a bar. Mines a double bourbon please 🙂 

Go falafel 

Seriously the tastiest falafel ever! Just off piccadilly gardens or the curry mile. Compliment the food with one of their many freshly made fruit juices. 

Vegan Friendly

Oklahoma

An adorable quirky shop full of gadgets and novelty gifts, their latte’s are amazing! 

Nexus Art Café

This cafe have the comfiest chairs EVER. The Garden is also beautiful, with converted piano’s and other various flower decorations. However this is undergoing a new project from the 5th september and will be an alcohol free night out. Let’s hope the umbrella cafe also has soya milk, eh? Midnight cappuccinos guys….?!

Teahive

Across the road from unicorn, this cafe offers vegan lunch options, vegan cakes and tea’s coffee’s with soya milk…. just incase buying all that amazing food from unicorn was too tiring 😛 

Dough

VEGAN.PIZZA. I don’t think I need anymore words. 

Wagamamas

Admittedly I didn’t realise this restaurant had vegan options until I stumbled across this Blog post

Tampopo

Whether you’re visiting the centre of manchester or the lovely trafford centre, you can always indulge in a meal here… even if you have your meat eating friends with you! An impressive range of middle eastern dishes. 

Supermarkets

eighth day 

Everything from animal free cosmetics and toiletries to take away sandwiches and cakes. 

Unicorn

Eco friendly, fair trade and vegan this supermarket is the closest you’ll get to being completely cruelty free. 

Blogs and Social networking groups 

Manchester vegan society 

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Hummus

I LOVE hummus and I always aim to make my own, I usually follow the basic recipe of tinned chick pea’s, garlic and lemon juice and have never purchased Tahini and it’s turned out amazing and really chunky.  Hummus

Yesterday I spotted Tahini whilst purchasing pitta breads for supper so I figured I could give it a try and hopefully improve the recipe.20130901-102452.jpg

I really don’t think the tahini adds to the flavor or texture and I would go as far as to say it made the hummus less nice? This is disappointing and I want to know if anyone else agree’s or did I just choose a mediocre Tahini? 20130901-102358.jpg

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Hosting dinner

Today I hosted a meeting and I thought it would be a great opportunity to do some cooking for others. I started off by making an amazing spicy indian lentil soup…. LOOK AT IT:
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I then served up my homemade hummus (Seriously tasty) with roasted veg (aubergine, red pepper, carrot and sweet potato) and a plate of pitta bread. 
ImageFor dinner I made a root veg chilli, Slightly bland in spice but luckily the recipe contained roasted parsnip and you can’t go wrong with that really can you? 
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We then all travelled to roller derby practice, Which was great!! And I came home to discover there was a zen zen mango ice cream in the fridge i’d forgotten about ❤
ImageTomorrow I will be going to lunch at one of my favorite places, Fuel. I will obviously post what I order, I am excited! 😀

Rachel/Skatanico

A day of rest and better food

Today I had a lovely falafel pitta for lunch, I bought it from a Greek stall and it is probably the nicest falafel I’ve tried. I then dropped my groceries at home in preparation for tomorrow and went to media city for a little skate!
My friend and I took lots of pictures of the pretty scenery which I will also make a blog post about.
When I got home I opened 3 cans of chick pea’s to make hummus and a channa masala biryani (just made it up with onion, chick peas, lentils, potatoes and various spices. It was a good day, I can’t seam to put the pictures in order on my iPod so will edit later, hopefully it still makes sense.

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