Review: Vegan nosh at The Vurger Co Manchester

Our reporter Mark tries out The Vurger Co, a new plant-based dine-in and takeaway eatery which can be found in the trendy Northern Quarter, Manchester.

If you’re looking for a stylish and super clean place to eat with fabulous burgers and amazing shakes, then The Vurger Co is the place for you. 

Back in 2016, they started with a small market stall in London to test their concept and gain feedback. Now in 2022, they have four restaurants, including the new one in Manchester on Tib Street.

The team at Vurger have big plans for this brand while always staying with their mission of revolutionising fast food through the power of plants. 

I needed to see this place for myself and see if it passed my taste-bud test and I wasn’t disappointed. The large corner restaurant is not that far from Piccadilly Gardens.

The décor is clean and stylish in pink and yellow; the glorious pink terrazzo tiles in the window draw you in closer.

The opening times are 12pm-9pm Sunday to Wednesday and 12pm-10pm Thursday to Saturday. We got there at 11.45am and waited, jaws open, for fifteen hungry minutes but let me tell you it was worth the wait.

On walking into the establishment, we were greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who elevated our experience with their cheery smiles and most importantly the cleanliness of the restaurant. There are plenty of seating areas and it was very open and bright.

The menu was very clear and easy to understand, you can order and get food delivered too, but I didn’t ask about their delivery radius. They also sell their own brand of mayo.

While I was concentrating hard on the menu, a member of staff helped my wife Jeni with her dietary requirements.

They have BBQ ‘pork’, Auburger, New York Melt and many, many more. All sides are gluten free and they have a tasty array of milkshakes. I ordered the salted caramel popcorn shake and it was so tasty.

I found the price to be standard for this type of eatery, the burger was also a Beyond Meat patty so the price I paid for it was very reasonable. I had the New York Melt, it was filled with salad and sauce and a wooden stick to keep it all together, with a side order of skin-on fries.

After finishing and using loads of napkins to clean my fingers I popped to the young men’s room and boy was that a sight for my eyes  very clean and the décor is great.

Customer after customer entered the restaurant from groups of young lads, girls, mature groups and families of all ethnicities.

I will definitely go back again and think you should give it a go too.

If you want feed your soul then Vurger’s your goal…you won’t be disappointed!

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