Y’all, when I was a weeny baby vegan all those (10-ish) years ago, Manchester city centre’s go-to place for mind-blowingly interesting vegan grub was pretty much Earth Café, a wee eaterie with health food leanings attached to the Buddhist centre. Me and my pals would trek down to London for a day just so we could buy wheat gluten over the counter and nutty chews in bulk from Vx.
These days, you guys, these days you can’t MOVE for vegan options. Which is GREAT! I mean, it’s great. It’s weird and wonderful, of course, but it is definitely A Good Thing and I’m happy about it. Woohoo! So a little while back when Mr J-M told me he’d bumped into some dude in some bar in Manchester who said he was opening another vegan café in Manchester I was kinda like “oh” but also kinda like “woah”. Then I forgot about it, because I’m me, but there I was yesterday getting some Uni work done after my actual-job-work and I figured I deserved a couple of shandies and some grub after I’d finished reading that particular paper on conservation biology. I fired up Happy Cow and one street over was FOLK & SOUL, the newly opened all-vegan café just like the random dude in the bar said.