Saturday, 19 May 2012

Vibrant vivacious vegetarians, it's meat-free Manchester!

Chorlton Wholefoods at 64 Beech Road is a purveyor of fine veggie and vegan foodstuffs. I was a regular when I lived in Chorlton in the 1980s & 90s, when it was called Sunflowers.

Meat Free in Manchester returns to Albert Square on Saturday 19th May from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. It marks the start of National Vegetarian week.
  • Watch famous chef Rose Elliot and Cordon Vert cookery school chefs perform live cookery demos.
  • Try free samples from the Vegetarian Society Approved team and buy tasty burgers, falafels, pasties, cakes and more.
  • Use pedal power to make a smoothie and play other interactive games.
  • Join in with the Banger Bonanza- taste veggie sausages and decide Manchester's favourite.
  • Make your own unique relish and take part in the banger racing activity.
  • Enjoy live entertainment, including children's TV favourite Mr Bloom.
Last year’s was a great success and fun for all the family.(See my post from last year). 
Info on the week's events . The UK Vegetarian Society was formed in Manchester in 1847 with its HQ in Altrincham.

The Albert Square webcam, high in the Town Hall tower always gives a nice overview of events too:


  1. No, no, no - I'm not giving up my meat! :)

  2. Going to go find a bacon cheeseburger RIGHT now! mmmmmmmmm

  3. I'd wish to be a vegetarian but I guess my carnivorous instinct is still rather strong...
    God bless you!

  4. Cool place! I am not a vegetarian, but I do enjoy this sort of places.

  5. Sounds like a fun event Chrissy, I certainly would like to watch the chefs whip up some tasty vegetarian meals, maybe you could share your favorite one with us?

  6. Wonderful.

    Please have a good Sunday.

  7. Sounds like a great week ahead!

  8. Sounds like a fun event to attend... I love the look of this shop! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.