January – the month for making resolutions, getting healthier and for many thousands of us, embracing a vegan diet.
Thankfully, the plant-based offerings revealed by Manchester’s Sndwch are promising to help us in our endeavour to try something new and make Veganuary anything but bland.
The sandwich and coffee shop, which has sites within General Store and Arrive’s Tomorrow building in MediaCity, has revealed a line-up of 10 original plant-based sandwiches – one to mark each year of the global campaign, which launched in 2014.
New additions include a NOT a Tuna, Spring Onion & Nori Seaweed Sesame Bagel and a NOT a Spicy Fried Chicken Onion Bagel. They join existing bestsellers including the NOT a Chicken Tikka & Onion Bhaji Sndwch.
What’s more, in its bid to bring new and more exciting vegan options to the city, Sndwch has made an unusual addition to its plant-based milks in the form of potato milk.
And anyone choosing to swap their semi-skimmed or soya for spud this month will get their coffee for free, with the purchase of any plant-based sandwich.
The launch comes in partnership with DUG®, the world’s only potato-powered plant-based milk. Its new DUG® Barista blend is not only smooth, creamy, low in sugar and allergen-friendly*, but it’s planet-friendly too.
The climate footprint of potato milk is two-thirds lower than cow’s milk, and because growing potatoes is twice as land efficient as growing oats and uses 98% less water than almonds, it’s more sustainable than other plant-based milks too.
Sndwch founder, Alex Markham said he had his reservations initially about potato milk.
Speaking to I Love MCR, Alex said: “I only recently discovered potato milk and was a little skeptical at first!
“But it’s delicious – the consistency is very much like dairy milk. It foams up beautifully in coffee and adds creaminess to any hot drink.
“Veganuary is all about keeping an open mind and we’re daring customers to try something completely new. We hope letting people try a potato milk coffee for free will help with the financial pinch this time of year too.”
Alex said he was trying to push out from the traditional offerings of humous and falafel with the vegan sandwiches.
He continued: “You won’t find any humous or falafel. It’s all about choice and exciting plant-based combinations – we always have our eye on emerging trends, like our plant-based tuna and nori seaweed.
“We make our sandwiches freshly so customers can have it just the way they like it. In fact, with our choice of vegan-friendly breads, fillings, salads and dressings, there are 12,376 possible butty combinations to customise this Veganuary!”
Sndwch’s line-up of Veganuary fillings
- NOT a Tuna, Spring Onion & Nori Seaweed
- NOT a Spicy Fried Chicken
- NOT a Sausage & Onion Chutney
- NOT a Chicken, Pesto & Spinach
- NOT a Chicken Tikka & Onion Bhaji
- NOT a BLT
- NOT a Chicken & Stuffing
- NOT a Cheddar & Spring Onion
- NOT a Chicken & Sweetcorn
- NOT a Chicken & Bacon
As well as at its two sites in MediaCity, the vegan sandwich range will be available across the entire General Store group, which also has outlets in Ancoats, Castlefield, Deansgate, Moss Side and Stretford Foodhall. Sandwiches are from £3.50.
Sndwch is offering a free medium-sized potato milk coffee with the purchase of any plant-based sandwich from 10th – 31st January 2023.
Find out more at www.sndwch.co.uk