We’ve already rounded up one last great place to eat if you’re avoiding animal products but couldn’t resist a second helping.

Veganuary 2022 has reached the second half, and Mancunians who still manage to keep their promise not to consume animal products for the whole month may need a few new restaurants.

The annual effort to be vegan all January has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years, and over half a million people signed up to try it last year.

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And Manchester is a great place for veganuary, with a huge variety of plant-based foods.


After a major public appeal, the Manchester restaurant opened to expand its locations in London and Brighton.


Anyone wanting to know what all the fuss is about should head to Purezza’s high street location in the Northern Quarter to sample their entirely plant-based Italian-inspired menu, including the Parmigiana party due to be held in the UK in 2018 National Pizza of the Year was chosen.

And if you go there during Veganuary and have a four-legged friend, you can get vegan dog food courtesy of The Pack.

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Black sheet

The Black Leaf is an underground vegan restaurant founded by Chef Grace Stubbs and located in the basement of the haunted Alvarium house in the Northern Quarter.

The kitchen prides itself on bold flavors and unusual combinations, and dishes served on small, tapas-style plates can be paired with complimentary beers and wines.

The menu for January 2022 includes king oyster mushrooms, calamari, beetroot orzo and tacos with soy beef and banana blossom fish.

There is also a Sunday roast.

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Milk and honey

If you are looking for a healthy and cozy kitchen during the day, this communal café with a 100% plant-based menu is for you.

Located in St. Peter’s House on Oxford Road, Milk and Honey offers everything from yoga sessions to an on-site chaplaincy service.

Milk & Honey Manchester

Start the day with a brunch with a full hot breakfast, various options of toast and overnight oats, go for lunch or enjoy the range of vegan cakes (many of which are also suitable for people on a gluten-free diet).

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Frost burger

As you can probably guess from the name, plant-based burgers are the stars of the show at this laid-back eatery run by social media sensation Monami Frost.

The Manchester location on Portland Square is the Group’s second restaurant after its opening in Liverpool.

In addition to meatless patties in rolls with toppings and sauces, you can also treat yourself to a selection of vegan fries and shakes.

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That charming naan

The restaurant pays homage to The Smiths and serves a tasty selection of curries, a lamb-style kofta burger and street food dishes that can be enjoyed along with a selection of craft beers.

The musical element of the place pops up in the names of the dishes, including Girlfriend In A Korma, Love Will Tear Us A-Patha, and Some Girls Are Bhuna Than Others.


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