• Vegan street food specialist, Herbivorous, to open its first restaurant in Withington

Vegan street food specialist, Herbivorous, to open its first restaurant in Withington

15 July 2021 by Deanna Thomas

After building up a loyal fanbase at Hatch on Oxford Road, and having catered at some of the nation’s biggest festivals in their bright green vintage Horsebox, Herbivorous has now found a permanent home, and will be serving up its incredible vegan food from a new site in Withington. 

The new restaurant, which is due to open in September, will be the first ever bricks and mortar venue for Herbivorous, who are known for serving delicious homemade vegan dishes that are both ethically sourced and sustainable. The independent Manchester-based brand is known for its inventive plant-based street food dishes, enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. They even coined the new catchphrase “Vegan Food Envy,” because it’s all about delicious comfort food that is better for you and better for the planet. 

Known for their vibrant, unique and non-traditional take on vegan food, Herbivorous owners Robyn and Damian started out with the goal of bringing vegan food to the mainstream and are now leading the way in a Manchester vegan food revolution, showing that a plant-powered lifestyle is about so much than falafel and humus. 

Located on Wilmslow Road, the new restaurant will have a sizable kitchen, allowing the team to create and develop its most diverse and exciting menu yet. Famed for outstanding vegan dishes such as The Big Kahuna Burger and their more recently developed seitan fried ‘Chicken’, fans of Herbivorous can expect a number of new creations on the menu alongside their classic and signature dishes.  

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 new site will also see the return of the Herbivorous vegan cooking masterclasses, encouraging the wider community to create vegan meals at home with new skills in making seitan, vegan mayo, plant-based burgers and much more. 

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. 

In order to give their guests a plant powered experience to remember, the brand will continue to collaborate with Manchester independents Drizzle City Bakes, Drinks of Tradition and others to bring together a menu rich with the highest quality vegan ingredients and local products. 

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. 

For those who enjoy the comfort of their own home, 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 Herbivorous founder Robyn Marsh (pictured above with co-owner Damian Myles). “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 in September, located at 445 Wilmslow Road in Withington.

For more information and to sign up to the Herbivorous Vegan Food Envy mailing list visit herbivorous.co.uk.

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