Smooth Operator: Kick-Ass City Smoothies
Rough night? We've got just the cure
Messy Friday night can only mean one thing right now - enough sausages and bacon piled on a sarnie to exceed even the most avid carnivores limit. Washed down with a shed load of coffee.
But, as Manchester starts to rival London in terms of healthy options - we decided to take advantage and check out a few of the fresher alternatives out there (you know, just in case you're feeling good.)
The Garden - Hale
Open until 5.30 every day of the week, this little holy grail is a brunch-lovers paradise and as its name suggests, has the freshest produce on offer for some serious heart-healthy soul food.
We highly recommend The Garden's glorious signature smoothie bowls and naughty-but-nice fresh bakes and juices. They taste just as good as they look (which is saying something trust us - seen as most are garnished with edible flowers!) but the charming little cafe also offers the usual suspects - including a Full English with eggs, bacon, sausages and home-made beans and sweet potato hash browns.
Plus, Instagram a picture of your grub with #EarthFriendlyFood and you might even get a little treat on them!
You are looking at the winning picture for our monthly Instagram brunch competition! Well done @rema2309 you have won brunch for you and a pal in September! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 got mad photography skillz? Get yourself down to The Garden in September, take a photo during your visit, upload it to Instagram, tag us in it and use the hashtag #earthfriendlyfood and you will be entered into next month's competition! #healthyfood #fullenglish #englishbreakfast #cleaneating #eatclean #organic #organicfood #halecheshire #cheshire #manchester #weknowwevepostedthisbefore #itsjusttoogood
Cowherds - Manchester
A vegan truck to pack a punch!
They serve up some rip-roaring grub, juices, smoothies and energy balls to boot. You can find them on Greengate square from Monday to Friday 8-2pm so don't rely on them for dinner. They're a tiny bit on the pricey side for lunch out of a wagon (a meal and a juice will cost you around a tenner) but it's a great shout if you want a quick and healthy lunch on-the-go and a bargain considered all the good stuff you'll be putting into your body!
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Rust and Stone MCR - Spinningfields
Part of the Kitchens in Leftbank, Spinningfields - Rust and Stone serves up delicious juices and smoothies Monday- Friday 7am-3pm and Saturday 9.30am-5pm. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your usual hangover brekkie this is the place. Wash down your free-range eggs with the hailed Hangover Cure smoothie and you're good-to-go!