Fast food

Serves burgers and mostly vegan junk food. Est 2019. Relocated from Arndale Market. Open Mon 11:00-21:00, Thu-Fri 11:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 10:30-21:00.

123 Reviews

First Review by titusgitus


Points +1453

22 Sep 2023

Creative and delicious

I went on a Thursday lunchtime, tragically I was the only customer the whole time I was there. And that was bad, because they make great food. I had Korean tofu plus duck bao small plates - both were amazing. Then the Jaffa cake cake - the orange bit is exactly how I remember Jaffa cakes. Pricing is a little stretchy for the backstreet location. But I felt it was worth it, and I'll certainly go again.

Edit: I did go again for their big WJ breakfast. It was nice, but overpriced for breakfast, and somehow omitted bacon and sausages which were elsewhere on the breakfast menu.

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-21

Pros: Creative and delicious food, Cute space with a good vibe

Cons: £14 for breakfast is stretchy



Points +74

23 Aug 2023

Delicious and quick

Very tasty burger and chips prior to concert. Service was quick and cannot fault food at all. Really yummy vegan food.

Pros: Fast service, Delicious food, Great presentation and location

Cons: None


Points +52

19 Aug 2023

Wonderful vegan restaurant

As the name implies, this is a great place for vegan burgers, fries etc. Great selection and lovely atmosphere


Points +150

17 Aug 2023

Very lovely

Great food, nice people and nice atmosphere✌🏽


Points +5767

07 Aug 2023

Great flavors and menu!

The truffle burger and corndog were really very good with lots of flavor. The menu was interesting too. Very popular when we went for lunch. Found it a little pricey overall given the serving sizes though worth visiting again.


Points +182

05 Aug 2023


had it at camp out every year n this is the first time i’ve had it since the move and was amazing as always

Pros: great burgers, good selection


Points +59

05 Aug 2023

Super tasty and have gone back multiple times

Amazing food and super interesting dishes (definitely get the miso corn ribs!!!), cute and cozy little place. Have recommended this to many (also some non-vegan friends) and they were impressed.

If you’re going before a concert at the arena, do reserve a table, and note that the menu online is not up to date.


Points +38

20 Jul 2023

fantastic place

staff were lovely, got the chilli cheese burger, and it was delish! i highly recommend!

Pros: kind staff, great food, fully vegan, no cross contamination

Cons: waiting time


Points +70

11 Jul 2023

Best vegan food in Manchester

You have to come, it's all amazing. Lovely staff as well. Brought non-veg/vegan friends here for my bday meal, and they loved it too.


Points +36

30 Jun 2023

Best burger ever

We had the Truffle Burger, tots and chips and it was literally the nicest burger we have ever eaten - I couldn't recommend it enough. Overall really lovely experience.

Pros: Lovely server, really friendly and welcoming, Delicious food, Games to play


Points +31

28 Jun 2023

A taste sensation!

Delicious food, perfect portion, friendly service. I had the Thai Fries and the CHKN bites and they were amazing!


Points +157

27 Jun 2023

Excellent concert fuel

Being just over the road from AO Arena is already a good reason to pop in, but the food is also fantastic.

Pros: Delicious burgers, welcoming, low-key atmosphere, friendly staff

Cons: drinks a little expensive


Points +480

11 Jun 2023


The best vegan roast I’ve ever eaten! Crispy fluffy potatoes, vegan lamb, unreal yorkie

Pros: All vegan, Friendly staff/nice decor, Unreal food


Points +1677

05 Jun 2023


Amazing! Can't wait to go back!


Points +46

19 May 2023

Favourite place in Mcr

Fave place in Mcr, one of my fave vegan restaurants period to be honest. Wonderful staff, delicious food, super helpful with gluten free options.

Pros: Loads of options, The tater tots are the bomb, Lots of gluten free options

Cons: I want to eat here too often!!!


Points +1431

15 May 2023

Amazing Amazing Amazing

If you are shopping in Manchester Arndale you have to go here !! And if your not then take a trip and go here 🙌 smashed beefy style burgers are the besttt !
Hard to get a seat as it is with other eateries and the whole area is always really busy.

No longer in the the Arndale, but not far, address has been updated on happy cow. Still highly recommend, we went here 3 Sundays in a row at Christmas for the Sunday roast, (think this was just for the Christmas menu) We absolutely loved it, my partner is not a Christmas dinner / Sunday roast fan but he loved ittt and we are both gutted it is not on the menu all year round !!

Sunday lunch on every Sunday 🙌👌 its amazing !!

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-15


Points +637

30 Apr 2023

Amazing Vegan Junk Food

I went here before a gig in late 2022 and it was some of the best vegan junk food I have ever had. The kimchi vegan chicken burger was absolutely incredible. Perfect pre gig feast! The staff were really friendly and found me a seat inside despite it being really busy because it was raining.

Pros: Delicious food, Good value, Lovely staff


Points +329

28 Apr 2023

Unreal all-round

We came here for Sunday dinner on Easter Sunday and had one of the best roasts I've ever had! Everything on my plate was SO tasty. There's a choice of 'meat' and the turkey I picked was lovely. The vibe was great too. We will definitely be back.

Update: We had a takeaway from Wholesome Junkies, which was insane. I'm not just saying this - these may have been the best burgers I've ever tasted. The chips and tots were SO good, too. 1000000% recommend

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-09


Points +50

16 Apr 2023

The absolute best vegan food

Incredible flavours, some really original interesting options. Everything we have eaten here has been top notch. We make WJ our first stop whenever we visit Manchester, in fact sometimes we drive an hour just to come here. Like no other vegan food we've had, special shout out to the cauli poppers, Thai fries and chilli cheese burger. In the words of my boyfriend, these guys are doing God's work.

Pros: The best junk food we've ever had., Huge range of unique flavours., VEGAN ROAST DINNER


Points +554

16 Apr 2023

Great food

And friendly staff


Points +224

09 Apr 2023

Nice small vegan restaurant

A quirky vegan restaurant specialising in fast food style items. I got vegan nuggets and chips, my wife got a burger. Make sure you book, the place is tiny and fills up quickly.

Pros: Good food, Quirky place

Cons: Gets very full


Points +43

09 Apr 2023

Amazing food

This was easily one of the best meals I've eaten in the whole 9 years I've been vegan. I had the KFC Burger, and Pesto Parm Tots. Both were absolutely delicious. Every bite was full of flavour. The cauliflower was nice and crispy, and well cooked inside; the tots were also super crispy on the outside, and fried to perfection. The people there are very friendly, too. We had a lovely little chat about solo travel. If I'm ever in Manchester again, I'll be back to try more menu items!

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-03

Pros: Flavoursome dishes, Large portions, Super friendly staff


Points +3332

04 Apr 2023

Amazing chicken burger

I went here years ago and was disappointed with the cauliflower burger (I love proper junk food and not a fan of cauliflower!) But I went back recently and got the chicken burger and it was amazing! The tots were proper tasty too!

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-04

Pros: Fully vegan

Cons: Expensive


Points +2736

31 Mar 2023

Awesome Junk

A cosy little place tucked under the railway arches, the staff were so friendly & welcoming. We tried two different burgers & the tots, everything was delicious, totally satisfying.

Pros: Perfect vegan junk food, friendly staff, nice interior


Points +393

17 Mar 2023

So tasty!

This was my second visit, but first to the new premises. We had booked online and it was a good job we did as it was packed (Thursday evening). We ordered the chill cheese chick’n burger and the kimchi chick’n burger and shared some Thai fries. My hubby (who is hard to please), was totally blown away by how good everything tasted. We shared a piece of the lemon drizzle cake and that was lovely too. And we washed it down with a vegan IPA. We talked to Grace who is the mom of the owner and she was really friendly.

Pros: All vegan, So good, Nothing bad to say.

Cons: I needed a bigger stomach!


Points +43

14 Mar 2023

Really tasty food

Sadly they didn't have any 'chicken' burgers when we went but it was really tasty regardless. The 'beef' burgers were quite thin but the flavours made up for that. The non-vegan that we went with was really impressed! I did find it rather on the pricey side (£65 for three people for a burger, side and drink each (only 1 drink was alcoholic)).

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-14


Points +517

14 Mar 2023

Delicious and a Manchester must-try!

A cute little restaurant with really cool decor and feel. We were walk-ins and were lucky to get a table as they had a lot of bookings, so would recommend booking beforehand!

They had a special Sunday menu, and we ordered a roast and the Smash Burger (a roast burger) with the Cauli Cheese Poppers and an extra truffle mayo dip. The food was so delicious, and would easily give it 5/5.

The staff were friendly, but unfortunately we were waiting for over 45 minutes to get our food after ordering, so ended up being over an hour after we arrived. As we weren’t expecting this on arrival we were left in a rush to eat because we had to catch a train, and sadly the food was slightly lukewarm. If it wasn’t for the wait my review would have definitely been a 5/5, the food was really good, but unfortunately the wait and the subsequent rush took away from the experience for me.
I did see others getting served a fair bit before us that arrived after, so perhaps something happened with order and that isn’t usually the case.

We also got a Biscoff brownie and a berry tart for dessert to take away, both were just gorgeous.

It did end up pretty expensive with 2 mains, a side, a soft drink and 2 desserts coming to over £50 (without service charge) but the food really was excellent so without the wait I’d say it was very much worth it!

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