Main and dessert is both amazing
Main and dessert is both amazing
So I didn't know what really to expect. The gentlemen with the glasses was absolutely lovely. The food not so much. I took a non vegan with the hope it would open his taste pallets however it was very processed to the point it was uneatable. Coleslaw was lovely (I thought so anyway) same with the cake. Water tasted weird like it had been there for ages.
Won't go back purely because we didn't like the burgers however I highly recommend the coleslaw and cakes :) also it would be great if they could do homemade chips.. That might persuade me to go back :). The tables were all clean however the floor was filthy. Could do with a clean.
Nice concept few tweaks could be made.
Vegan Maccy D's! Great if you fancy a cheap, quick, unhealthy lunch, and well worth the little walk through the Northern Quarter.
I heard about this place through a vegan facebook group, so the next time I was in Manchester I made sure I went there for lunch. I was not disappointed!!
We arrived quite soon after it opened and there were already a few other customers there. I had the "Barbecuban Missile Crisis" burger which was stuffed with so much filling I had some trouble eating it neatly (!!). My (vegetarian) other half had a "Mini Mac". The food was served really fast and everything was very tasty.
This is not the place for you if you're concerned about eating too much oil or salt, if you're macrobiotic or raw. If you want salad, go elsewhere!! If you want vegan junk food ... you will love it.
N.B. You order and pay at the till, canteen-style.
I have visited V-Revolution twice in the last few months and have not been disappointed either time! The food is all vegan which is great in itself! The satay "chicken" burger is the best burger I have ever had! And the cakes are delicious too. The menu is cool with adventurous burger options and they also sell vegan food items and treats :) The one thing that would make this place better would be if they served fries instead of tortilla chips with their burgers!
Great cafe for a lunch when shopping in Central Manchester, based in the trendy up and coming Northern Quarter, V Revolution holds its own with all the other places. The menu does confuse, but once you realise that it's all Vegan, the ordering is simple. Great food, but slightly pricy.
Great place with lovely burgers
I came here on a weekend with a couple of friends and had a really great lunch; I had a satay burger and a Jammy Dodger layer cake, which were both fantastic. The staff were brilliant, really helpful and friendly; we were originally seeking a vegan cooked breakfast but unfortunately they don't do that any more, but the guys working there had a few suggestions for other places to go for cooked breakfasts in the future. I always love coming to all-vegan venues and this one was absolutely brilliant.
Like to come here with my family. Makes a change from curry and rice and falafels etc. Good choice of burgers and lovely cake. What more can you ask for. Also can buy range of cheeses and other food stuff. Worth a visit.
If you're looking for health food, then don't eat here.
If you want to stuff your face with burgers and cake, then definitely do. I love it.
If you like your fake burgers and hotdogs in a funky cool place, V Rev is for you! As well as those things they also do nachos and sandwiches and cake. You can also buy food to take away, and they sell fake meats and vegan cheeses as well. Small-ish so can get busy. Was there last Sat late a'noon and the poor staff were rushed off their feet, but kept on smiling. Only down side is there's not non-meaty burgers - I'm fussy and only like tofu, nut or bean burgers...!
We went here to see if it would be a good place to lunch later that day, but the Latte with soymilk was terrible, so we decided not to lunch here. Of course this does not say anything about the food.
V Revolution has improved a lot since it first opened and I love the new menu. Don't go for healthy options but I recommend the hot dogs and the chocolate milkshakes! Recently the V Revolution team have started baking and the cakes are so inventive and delicious - I had marshmallow cake last week.
No frills vegan junk food with a hardcore metal soundtrack.
I had the classic hotdog and my friend had the blue cheese burger.
Cheap and cheerful and punk as f*ck.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday September 24, 2014
This is my favourite junk food cafe. Their hotdogs are incredible and they always have a good selection of vegan shakes and soft drinks available. It has a really nice atmosphere and the food is really cheap. You can also pick up flyers about vegan things such as protests and petitions as well as flyers about what's on in Manchester. I have yet to sample the cakes but they look delicious. I often come here with my boyfriend who loves the hotdogs even though he's a meat eater! It's cool to have found a place we both love to eat considering our diets are so different.
A good place to come if you're missing meaty treats. I have a massive double beef cheese burger with a blueberry shake... it just put flavours in my face that I didn't think I'd ever experience again. the blueberry shake was an all-american CLASSIC. Really fit and friendly staff too. And its full of sexy vegans. Yeeaaah! :D
A vegan burger bar with a metal theme sounds like fun and it's pretty much what you would expect, although it seems like they're basing their menu almost entirely on what can be cooked from the fridges filled with veggie stuff.
That's fine, although we were a bit disappointed to discover that the amazing stacked burgers on the walls such as the Heisenburger were mostly one-off specials.
We had the Mini Macs with an extra burger, they were tasty and well put together. But any semblance of a side dish was missing - nachos were available but it seemed like it would be an overload of processed food. That's not to say that the burgers didn't feel healthy - they did, but some fried potato based offering would go down well.
It was great however to be able to pick from the wide selection of nice drinks in the fridges.
nothing special though , but happy I found some vegan place.Cake was very nice !
Friendly service, good if you feel like having some junk food, fast service even when it's busy, nice variety and products to take home. Went there twice in one weekend in Manchester.
Every time I have been in V Revolution there has always been at least one ridiculously good massive vegan cake on the counter from which I HAVE to have a slice. Last time I was there I had this huge chocolate orange cake it was well good. It's good here because you can get a good vegan lunch (try one of their massive burgers) and hang out drinking coffee, and then you can buy some more vegan supplies to take home for your dinner that night.
Visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago and sampled the 'Hamdog', which was delicious.
This is proper fast food in a friendly environment with the added bonus of them selling vegan products too.
Will definitely be going back soon.
We came here for a late lunch after arriving in Manchester and were lucky enough to be staying just around the corner. I was a little bit disappointed when we got there that the menu was a bit limited, with only mock meat (and cheese)-based fast food items. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy a (decent) bit of fake beef or what-have-you every now and then and as a vegan, I like to participate in consuming fast food sometimes for a sense of inclusion, of not missing out on simple pleasures. But really, I don't know what the big deal about this place is. My Chicken Royale with 'bacon' and extra 'cheese' was perfectly satisfying, as was my partner's Mini Mac, but nothing at all I hadn't tasted before. I'll avoid being too negative and say that it's good to have a vegan popular/fast food outlet in the heart of hipster Manchester, and it's not too expensive. More like snack food than meal food though. It has a funky cafe atmosphere and sells vegan products to take home. I think this would be a place I'd keep coming to because it's an easy option.
I had only one day in Manchester so I had to pinpoint my vegan spots carefully. This place was my first visit of the day and I loved it! Though they could serve me the grilled cheese sandwich, I was completely satisfied with the hotdog and the Plougman's sandwich they had in the cooling section. OMG! That sandwich. I still dream about it every day.
Another huge plus to the place, the lovely vegan food they sell in there. Vegusto cheese, all kinds of sausages, hotdogs, chocolate...all things junk food for us to enjoy at home. Will definitely be back to try out the burger!
Title says it all.
They only improvements would be if it was possible to make more of a meal out of it with sides like fries or salads...
Also would be nice if they served beer, but I can live without it.
I ate here last year but forgot to review. Burgers - check. Obscure soy milks - check. Diner look and feel - check. Record store - check. All vegan and straightedge - double check!!
It is unashamedly junk food, but vegan. Fantastic selection of elements for that authentic mouth feel - they've put some serious research into this. Great specials too, the blue-cheesy Heisenburger is a winner!
Nice selection of drinks and fresh vegan products. It's like a vegan meat counter of tofu.
Heavy metal and herbivores. Go!
Felt quite nostalgic for the late Cafe Pop as I walked down Oldham Road. Anyway the VRev is pretty much fast food vege burgers, vege chicken burgers and vege hot dogs just the job for a change but definitely not healthy eating. Would certainly go again.
Whilst I think its good to have variety in vegan places to eat, V-Revolution really does take its junk food ethos seriously. I went here with a meat-eating friend and she loved it, I however felt ill after my burger. It was very unhealthy, greasy and salty and sugary, so don't eat here if your body can't cope with unhealthy food! It also focused on meat-alternatives (great for non-veg friend) but if you don't like that sort of thing you may be uncomfortable.
Overall it is good at what it does, is cheap, but not my taste.
Vegan junk food...I love it.
Great little place. Nice 50s diner style decor, great vegan junk food, friendly helpful staff.
Fridges and shelves stocked with drinks, mock meats, vegan cheeses, snacks, as well as fresh cakes and good quality herbal teas.
They have some vegan events here like potlucks.
V-revolution sells the most divine sandwiches. The recently consolidated menu is also a real treat for vegans - not a hummas and falafel wrap in sight! The BBBQ burger is a treat and the hotdogs very tasty. The range of vegan products is focused on the hard to obtain end of the scale which is helpful. A friendly, welcome addition to the Manchester vegan food outlet offering which I visit often.
I loved this place! The people were friendly, the food was yum and there was fake meat galore. Highly recommend it!
Firstly, I need to clarify. I really like the idea behind V Revolution. This is not just one business, it's three! There's the punk/hardcore metal record shop; the vegan food store; and then, the main event, a kitsch American style diner serving American style junk food that is definitely not junk!
The food is worth the trip alone and it makes a nice change to be eating vegan food in a cafe that doesn't live up to the usual vegetarian/vegan venue cliche.
Red vinyl seats and a chequerboard vinyl floor set the scene and make for a clean, crisp atmosphere. The staff are laid back and friendly and, as it's nice to have an excuse to browse the records, the slightly longer wait for our food wasn't a problem.
Despite this there is a bit of an issue at V revolution. The three businesses each suffer from not having the full focus of the space. The record shop feels like a little bit of an after-thought and the food store also suffers a similar fate.
I really believe in what the owner is trying to achieve here. V Revolution has the potential to be a real destination, a venue for vegan/vegetarian punks wishing to compare notes and have a bite to eat whilst they do it, but there is need to unify the space and make it feel like all three parts are living in harmony.
Unfortunately the burger was sold out when I went there on my last day in Manchester. I think this can only be a good sign. But I had a drink in the extraordinary place with great atmosphere and very nice staff! Enjoyed it a lot!
V Revolution is decorated in classic cafe style with a punk / straight edge vibe, thus different from the "healthy" or "hippy" norms. It's important and marvellous to have this sector represented in Manchester business.
To my delight they celebrate what I call "vegan gack" - junk food which is proud to not fit to the vegan stereotype.
At time of writing it's bigger function is as a shop with a good range of products which are often very hard to find elsewhere. They also sell vinyl records and clothing.
It's clearly got potential to be a hang out for activists.
Easy to find, a 5 minute walk from Picadilly Gardens. It is still developing as a business and I haven't eaten there. To be honest I haven't even glanced at the menu, which is why I aint commented on food in the Pro / Cons yet. Will edit when I do. Certainly they do sandwiches and the like. They have just started doing "proper" food on a Sunday.
This place is pure quality. The food is kind of junk food like, but really nice. Loads of fake meats, fake cheese and that sort of thing. Maybe not for your vegan health obsessives.
Sells loads of vegan cheeses meats and things at the shop and the place also serves a lot of these up in great burgers, cheese toasties and sandwiches. Also has some great soft drinks you don't find much elsewhere.
Also sells hardcore/metal/punk records and shirts, if you're into that sort of thing.
As Stevie has mentioned it is different to the usual veg*n stores but this is completely a positive. The sandwiches they make and sell here are always really tasty and usually there are a few different kinds. For a vegan there is nowhere in Manchester city centre to get that range of choice and at £3 they are great value as well.
Another thing I love about this place is that it isn't 100% health-food orientated, it knowingly serves some 'vegan junk'. For a vegan who eats well but often fancies something indulgent their specials are really great, which have included huge burgers and full vegan breakfasts.
Finally, the people who run the place are really welcoming and there is a great relaxed atmosphere.
I went to this place on Saturday. It wasn't the optimum time to make an assessment of what its typically like here as there was a free vegan food event taking place.
The place is quite unusual, not like anywhere I can think I have been to. Its all vegan and has 3 different elements to it.
1) there is a cafe selling coffee, cakes etc and a bunch of other snacky type foods from the shelves such as confectionary bars
2) there's a health food shop element with a fridge and a freezer where you can buy food to take away to prepare at home
3) they sell records and tshirts
Its not a particularly big place and tries to be a little bit of all 3 of these entities rather than looking to be stunning as one of these entities in particular. I personally like it. The atmosphere is relaxed, the vibe was nice, its obviously all vegan food and drink. Its a nice place to chill out and have a munch.
Location is around a 5 min walk from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.
V Revolution is a revolution indeed - a vegan lifestyle and record store in Manchester's Northern Quarter seeing to all your vegan needs! Chilled and frozen grocery items, fresh cakes, drinks, staple items and more. Excellent - I hope it just gets bigger and better!
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