An all-vegan pizza festival is coming to Manchester next month
There’s an all-vegan pizza festival coming to Manchester later this year, bringing with it some of the best vegan cheese and meat alternatives going.
Taking place next month on Sunday 29 May, it will see the fully vegan pizza festival return to Manchester once again – bringing with it a range of different pizza styles spanning across the world from Detroit to New York, Naples and Rome.
Always ahead of the curb, the event is being put on by GRUB – the pop-up street food fair turned venue located over in Manchester’s Green Quarter.
Image: Four Side Vegan Pizza
Here, vegans will be able to get their hands on a whole host of plant-powered meat and cheese substitutes – ranging from vegan n’duja and pepperoni, to ham to mozzarella.
A number of popular Manchester pizzerias will be taking part, including newly-opened Chorlton pizzeria Lucky Mama’s, Four Side Vegan Pizza, and
NYC-style slice slingers Bakehouse 32.
They’ll be joined on the day by Clitheroe pis-slingers Marley’s Pizza and local Italian dessert champions,
Paradiso Authentic Italian, who’ll be serving up vegan-friendly portions of tiramisu and other traditional favourites.
Image: Paradiso Authentic
Lucky Mama’s will also have a selection of vegan pasta for sale on the day.
Elsewhere, there’ll be a fully vegan bar serving up guilt-free beers, wines, cocktails, soft drinks, and spirits, so no matter what takes your fancy there’ll likely be something to sample.
Tthere’ll also be live music and entertainment with DJs and other artists performing both inside and out throughout the afternoon.
Image: Bakehouse 32 What food will be available from traders on the day?
Bakehouse 32 will be serving New York style slices – Four Side Vegan Pizza will be serving Detroit style pizza – Lucky Mama’s will be serving traditional Roman pizza plus freshly made pasta – Marley’s Pizza will be serving authentic Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza – Paradiso Authentic Italian will be serving vegan tiramisú and other desserts How do I get tickets?
Taking place on Sunday 29 May from 12 to 6pm, the vegan pizza festival is not ticketed but large groups are advised to
book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. To find out more, click here.
Feature image – Lucky Mama’s
Inside One Eight Six as Manchester cocktail bar finally reopens two years after devastating New Year’s Eve fire
One Eight Six, the Manchester cocktail bar that was destroyed in a blaze on New Year’s Eve, is finally ready to reopen.
The stunning subterranean bar and live music venue has been closed since the very early hours of 2022, when a fire broke out shortly after the midnight countdown.
Terrifying CCTV footage at the time showed balloons across the ceiling catching fire and around 170 people fleeing the blaze.
It’s since been confirmed that the cause of the fire was real pine Christmas trees that were fastened to the ceiling, set alight by celebratory sparklers inside the bar.
Ever since that fateful night, One Eight Six has been quiet – until now.
bar is finally ready to quite literally rise from the ashes, having undergone an extensive refurbishment. Deansgate
Its interior was
in the New Year’s Eve fire, but has been reborn better than ever before. completely destroyed
Customers will again enter the bar through a barbershop at street level, with in incredible twisting neon light feature hanging from the ceiling.
The stage is set for more late-night live music at One Eight Six in Manchester. Credit: The Manc Group
Customers enter One Eight six through a barbershop on Deansgate. Credit: The Manc Group
One Eight Six’s original interior was destroyed in the New Year’s Eve fire. Credit: The Manc Group
Then after heading down the stairs you’ll find yourself in an art deco speakeasy, with the stage set for live music until the early hours.
Huge curved velvet booths in shades of pink and red will provide guests with a luxurious night out setting.
One Eight Six has installed opulent black marble floors and glowing light arches too – not to mention a giant ‘One Eight Six’ sign in mirrors.
Walls and pillars have been covered in even more mirrors to reflect the huge mirror ball and stage lights.
Founder Dean Mac said: “After nearly two years, we are finally allowed to be back on our feet giving the people of Manchester what they have been waiting so patiently for.
“Thank you again for sticking with us and supporting our journey this far. This new chapter of ONE EIGHT SIX will be better than ever. Same vibe. Same location. Just a whole lot sexier…”
It’s all looking pretty luxurious – just like before.
One Eight Six will officially open its doors this weekend on Deansgate, with bookings live
. here Read more
Featured image: The Manc Group
Namaste Nepal – West Didsbury favourite reveals new look and even more phenomenal curry
Namaste Nepal, one of the best restaurants in West Didsbury – if not all of south Manchester – has undergone a big refurbishment, with new menu dishes to boot.
The family-run business has become a local institution over the last 15 or so years, famed for its comforting, authentic Nepalese food.
For the first time since it opened, Namaste Nepal has had a full-scale cosmetic transformation to become a modern – but still cosy and welcoming – neighbourhood restaurant.
You’ll now find green suede, gold, and marble, in amongst the Nepalese artefacts on the shelves.
Namaste Nepal is known for its menu of curries and street food which takes influences from India and China.
One of its hero dishes is its handmade Momocha dumplings, which are stuffed with lamb mince and topped with a classic peppery, spicy sauce.
There are platters of mixed shashlik, the meat slow-cooked in the tandoor oven; fiery traditional Chwela; and Kantipur Methi, where Tandoori chicken and minced lamb are mixed together.
Curries range from the mouth-numbingly spicy (looking at you, vegetable naaga) to a crowd-pleasing Makhan Chara (aka butter chicken).
There’s plenty to keep vegetarians well-fed, from saag paneer to aloo gobi.
Namaste Nepal has been spicing up our lives since 2005 and is well and truly standing the test of time.
The restaurant is
for Christmas now. taking bookings
You can find Namaste Nepal at 164-166 Burton Road, West Didsbury.
Featured image: The Manc Group