In case you didn’t know, we’re proud to be based and produced in (occasionally) sunny Manchester so we thought it was about time we explored the local healthy options! Sometimes it’s easy to be overwhelmed by a myriad of junk food joints when you’re around the city centre, but fear not, there are plenty of places celebrating more of the good and less of the bad just like us! Here are our top 6…
Kettlebell Kitchen provide nutritious, protein packed food – all cooked fresh on site in Ancoats. The guys at Kettlebell are all about redefining fast food and showing healthy stuff doesn’t need to be bland and boring; sounds a lot like us! Whether you want to eat in or takeaway, they boast ‘healthy eats and cool beats’ which makes it the perfect spot to head to after the gym. Their Kettleboxes are ever popular and have a myriad of sizes, proteins, veggie or carb bases and sauces – you’ll be spoilt for choice and can even take them away for meal prep!
LEON has become a cult chain of ‘naturally fast food’ restaurants down in London, and now they have finally graced the Manchester streets with their presence with one in the Trafford Centre and another next to Piccadilly Station. Mimicking everything we know and love about fast food without the nasties, you can pick up burgers, wraps, chips, salads, and kebabs at LEON – all cooked in a healthier way that removes the guilt of picking up a quick bite to eat while out and about.
Variety is the spice of life, and that’s exactly what Bondobust bring to the table when it comes to the tastiest vegetarian food. There’s no carrot sticks or boring salads here, they serve vegetarian Indian street food paired with tasty craft beer – what more could you want? Bondobust might be slightly more indulgent than our other picks, but nevertheless full of good stuff and packed with amazing Indian flavours.
4. Oké Poké
Something a little different for you; Oké Poké serves up the finest, healthiest Hawaiian street food from the Northern Quarter. Made up of a combination of fresh ingredients like raw fish, vegetables, sushi rice and salad, Poké is often described as a deconstructed sushi bowl, so is kind of like a unique alternative to your bog-standard salad. Great news, they also offer vegetarian and gluten free options, so everyone can enjoy the Hawaiian soul flavours. For those of you wondering, Poké (poh-kay) translates as chunk in Hawaiian!
A meal prep haven; at Bosu you can build-your-own protein boxes, smoothies and juices to find the perfect fit food for you. Even more conveniently, they offer weekly and monthly meal prep packages from over 40 freshly made meals delivered directly to your door – not one finger needs to be lifted to get your healthy food fix! Here you can pick from favourites like king prawns, BBQ chicken and even burritos.
Based in Spinningfields, Wahu is an express lunch spot ideal for health-conscious workers as everything is calorie-counted. There’s plenty of good stuff to get your hands on from spicy salmon burritos and teriyaki chicken rice boxes to brilliant breakfast treats like smashed avocado on toast and superfood scrambled eggs. They’ve added some pizzazz to their drinks menu to, you can pick up low-carb beer and even skinny prosecco – who said healthy had to be boring?!