New vegan street food micro restaurant launching in Ancoats

The Herbivorous team plans to launch some new dishes at their Ancoats General Store residency - including a vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich
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From this Friday, vegan street food specialists Herbivorous are heading to Ancoats General Store for their first food vendor residency at the venue.

Customers will be treated to a full menu of Herbivorous bestsellers, including their Big Kahuna Burger, and their buffalo wings with cheesy fries.

The team also plans to launch some new dishes at the venue – including a vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

The Herbivorous team will be popping up on the 12th March and will be open for takeaway seven days a week.

Then from 12th April, as outdoor dining is allowed to reopen, the Herbivorous menu will also be available to enjoy at General Store’s outdoor seating area, creating a vegan micro restaurant experience in Ancoats.

Herbivorous have already built a solid partnership with the General Store Group who own Ancoats General Store, having collaborated throughout the first lockdown at the Group’s Stretford Foodhall.

Known for their vibrant, unique and untraditional take on vegan food, Herbivorous owners Robyn and Damian, who became vegans in 2016, started out with the goal of bringing vegan food to the mainstream – and they have been shaking up its reputation as being just about falafel and hummus ever since.

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 in Manchester where they serve up vegan food from venues around the city.

With a loyal fanbase already at their venue at Hatch on Oxford Road, Ancoats General Store will be the first time the brand has had a presence in this part of the city.

Since lockdown, Robyn and Damian have also established a successful ‘Herbivorous at Home’ brand creating vegan dishes to finish and serve at home.

“We are so excited about our new General Store residency,” said Robyn.

“The opportunity that the Store Group has given us to bring Herbivorous to different corners of Manchester has been invaluable and we are very pleased to be extending our collaboration with them.

“We’re really looking forward to joining the Ancoats neighbourhood and bringing incredible plant-based dishes to this side of town.”

Herbivorous at General Store Ancoats will be open for takeaway Mon-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm and Sunday 12-7pm.

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