Having toured the UK at some of the nation’s biggest festivals in their bright green vintage Horsebox, Herbivorous has now found a permanent home. The vegan street food specialist has announced it will be opening its first restaurant in Withington on Thursday 14th October.
Having built up a loyal plant-based fanbase at their venue at Hatch on Oxford Road and in Ancoats General Store by serving up incredible vegan food, the new restaurant will be the first ever bricks and mortar venue for Herbivorous. Herbivorous is known for inventive and gorgeous plant-based street food which appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike. It’s all about delicious comforting dishes which are better for you and better for the planet.
The new site on Wilmslow Road will serve delicious homemade vegan food that is both ethically sourced and sustainable. Famed for outstanding vegan dishes such as The Big Kahuna Burger and their more recently developed seitan Fried ‘Chicken’, fans of Herbivorous can expect new creations on the menu alongside their classic and signature dishes.
Owners Robyn and Damian have been busy creating an exciting new menu for the restaurant including Herbivorous's first ever twist on lamb kebab via the Tandoori 'Lamb' Kofta Flatbread. Known for their vibrant, unique and non-traditional take on vegan food, they are now leading the way in a Manchester vegan food revolution, showing that a plant-powered lifestyle is about so much more than falafel and humus.
The new site will also see the return of the Herbivorous vegan cooking masterclasses, so food lovers can shake up their vegan meals at home or impress their friends with new skills in making seitan, vegan mayos, plant-based burgers and much more.
As well as a full plant-based food menu, the new Herbivorous restaurant will be working with local distilleries, breweries and merchants to provide a range of unique vegan cocktails, wines and beers.
The restaurant will be open weekday evenings and all day Friday to Sunday when they will also host Herbivorous’ first ever brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
The meat free brand will continue to collaborate with other Manchester independents such as Drizzle City Bakes, Drinks of Tradition and more to bring together a menu rich with the highest quality vegan ingredients and products from the region.
Diners can expect a warm, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere with a colourful interior featuring an eclectic blend of styles and materials, as well as bespoke artwork, the venue will have a vibrant, laid back festival feel. Herbivorous will also be offering convenient home deliveries.
“We’re so excited to be opening our first bricks and mortar restaurant in this vibrant part of south Manchester,” says Founder of Herbivorous Robyn Marsh. “The Withington restaurant will be the next evolution of Herbivorous, bringing together everything that has influenced us over the last four years, and the time we’ve spent building the brand.
“Working with other local independents is something we are really looking forward to as there are so many wonderful and talented brands locally who we would love to collaborate with. Our team are so passionate about crafting our house-made products, dishes and meat alternatives, we can’t wait to open our doors in this fantastic neighbourhood and share our food with everyone”
The new Herbivorous restaurant is due to open on October 14th 2021 at 445 Wilmslow Road, Withington.
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