Hey Strong Squad, it's August already and we cannot believe it! This has been an eventful and fun-filled summer for the Strong Roots family and August won't be any different if we have anything to say about it! There is plenty to do all around Manchester this weekend so we've put together another list of potential plans. We love to hear from you so be sure to let us know what you get up to.
What do we love? Delicious plant-based fare. What does Vertigo serve? Delicious plant-based fare. Discovering this gorgeous little eatery at its Cross Street location in the heart of the city was an absolute delight and the food is incredible. This is a lovely spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you’re in search of some top-class food and a relaxed atmosphere. Vertigo is the kind of place you could drop into during a day of shopping, receive a warm welcome, relax and expect to enjoy some quality dishes on your own or with a crowd.
Activity- Summer Rocks
This Saturday the whole family has the opportunity to step into space! Venture into an interactive journey around the solar system for hourly shows. This Saturday sees the beginning of a series of family-friendly events in the Rock center for those tired families seeking some respite from a hectic day of shopping with kids who deserve a treat! Be warned though, it operates on a first come first served basis and it will be in high demand on a weekend. The performance times can be changed in accordance with the weather but the predictions are clear skies for Saturday so we can remain hopeful!
Indian street food and craft beer, that’s a match made in heaven if you ask us! This little gem does simple things well and that’s the beauty of it. Specialising in south Indian-style small plates entirely friendly to those of us who prefer the plant-based diet. Awarded best restaurant at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards you would expect big prices but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find this is a spot that won’t hurt your pockets, most dishes cost around £5 and you could order the whole menu for £65. That may sound like a novelty proposition but when you get a taste of their food you may well start considering it as an enticing option!
Activity- Telescope Walking Tour
The forecast is predicting sunshine and clear skies and this is the perfect event to spend a day outside unlike your usual Sunday. You’ll find out about how the Grade 1 listed Telescope works, explore its fascinating history and discover some of its ground-breaking research. It’s hosted by Jodrell Bank and the tour guides are patient and kind which is always a relief if you bring kids along. We should note that the talks are aimed at adults and children above ten but they do make a good effort to have the experience as accessible to all ages in a sincere way.
Strong Roots Recipe: Barbeque Pumpkin and Spinach Burgers
Have you tried our Pumpkin & Spinach Burgers on the barbecue yet? Trust us they are so good and crisp to perfection! In this recipe, we have created a healthy burrito bowl with smokey char-grilled corn, beans and rice, topped with a delicious zingy dressing. All ready in well under 30 minutes, what are you waiting for! All the details are in our recipe section!