National Vegetarian Week is upon us once more – a time for the non-carnivorous to celebrate all that’s good and green and fresh.
Or perhaps not.
Veggies like a blow out as good as the next meat-eater as I discovered in a recent visit to the Eighth Day in Oxford Road.
Expecting an establishment of pale student types (well this is just about on-campus) ordering up a Fairtrade fix, it was a bit of a surprise to join the breakfast 9am queue of suited and booted middle management types vying for a fry up.
I opted for the innocuous sounding veggie sausage sandwich and was faced with this monster!
Juicy non-meat bangers nestling into thick doorstops of moist, light wholemeal bread. It was just the ticket with a huge mug of tea although I would ask for it unbuttered if I ever repeat the experience!
And yes, you do get organic brown sauce.
I thoroughly enjoyed a special meal there not so long ago but I notice that ManCon’s Ruth Allen didn’t find it quite so tasty on her trip out to mark the week.
Still, there’s a few more days to go, so here’s what’s going on across the north west if you fancy giving the V to meat.