Grub MCR – Vegan Sundays

For anyone one who doesn’t know Grub MCR or what it’s all about, it’s basically an ever changing food fair that’s open every weekend in the city centre.

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The Mayfield is one of the abandoned sections of what is now Manchester’s Piccadilly train station. Around two years ago a group of people turned this abandoned yard into a place where you can grab great food & drinks in a relaxed communal space. If you want to see how it looked on its opening weekend, have a gander at my previous post (Grub / The Mayfield).

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Although we have been a couple of times, our last visit was probably around 12 months ago and boy has it changed! Grub has put all their efforts into creating a bigger and better space for people to enjoy & it’s paid off!

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We decided to return on one of their Plant Powered Sundays to enjoy some of the best vegan food Manchester has to offer. Like a lot of people, my boyfriend and I are starting to cut meat out of our diet. Whilst my boyfriend is now completely Vegetarian, I am a meat eater but consciously making the decision to eat meat a lot less. Each Sunday, Grub MCR goes Vegan, which is why we chose this day to stop by! The creatives who were there on this Sunday include; Vork Pie, Wholesome Junkies (recently featured on BBC million pound menu), Wrapture & Old Town Chimney cakes.

While I wish I had the capacity to try everything on offer, we did manage to try the infamous KFC burger from Wholesome Junkies. Aka Kentucky Fried Cauliflower. This was beyond delicious & I didn’t even notice / think about the fact that all ingredients were vegan.

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We also couldn’t resist trying a Vork Pie. We opted for the sweet potato, tamarind & coconut pie, which was extremely delicious! Again, the biggest surprise for me was how amazing the pastry was! I’ve always been a big pork pie fan & this was just as tasty as any vegetarian or meat pie!

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Finally we tried out one of the Chimney cakes, in the original cinnamon sugar flavour. This tasted just like an Ikea cinnamon roll & it smelt amazing! Definitely something I would get again!

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If you haven’t yet been to Grub MCR, on a Vegan Sunday or not, its defeintiely a place to visit this summer! The outside space is now such a beautiful spot for drinks on a summer evening!

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All in all, I was blown away with how far Grub MCR has come & how delicious completely vegan food can be. I’ll definitely be heading back for another plant powered Sunday again soon!


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