Vertigo's second restaurant will move into the old Kettlebell Kitchen unit on First Street
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Manchester’s first healthy, clean fast food joint is the latest independent operator to bring something different to First Street. Kettlebell Kitchen joins an already thriving neighbourhood which includes Gasworks Brew Bar, The Laundrette, The Liquor Store and The Indian Tiffin Room.

CrossFit fanatic Carley Jones opened her first Kettlebell Kitchen in Ancoats last year. Its healthy food based on an ‘eat clean, cheat clean’ philosophy is all set to satisfy the appetites of First Street residents and visitors, and the growing student population taking up residence at VITA Student Living.

The food is high in protein, low in carbs and 100% chemical-free. It’s a chance for you to swap your night out donner and chips for a beef waffle burger with sweet potato fries and maybe even nip in for a diet plan if you’re thinking of taking things really seriously.

News of Kettlebell’s arrival follows the announcement that Junkyard Golf Club is to re-locate there from its temporary home at Piccadilly Place and will be taking up residence at First Street in August. Also opening soon is Masterchef winner Simon Wood’s new restaurant, Wood.

The 20-acre estate launched two years ago and was acquired by Patrizia in 2015. All 32,000 sq ft of the retail, leisure, food and beverage units in phase one of First Street’s development scheme are now complete.

With First Street’s anchor occupier HOME attracting around 800,000 visitors in the last year and the 208-bed INNSIDE Manchester Hotel offering the opportunity to stay on site, First Street is fast becoming a popular part of the city centre with all the right ingredients to become one of the city’s most popular leisure destinations.

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