The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE – Visit Now
The Deaf Institute is one of the city’s most-loved live music and clubbing venues. Check our music guide for information on upcoming gigs and club events based here.
But as well as being a hub for live music and all things danceable, this three-storey student favourite also serves up some of the city’s best food.
One of its more celebrated offerings is the Sunday lunch. This isn’t the bog standard English breakfast or Sunday roast, this is the Vegan Hangover, which unsurprisingly features an all-vegan menu. Meat-lovers needn’t be apprehensive, this is some of the most inspiring food in Manchester, vegan or not.
The menu is lovingly-prepared by head chef Charlie, and varies from week to week. You’ll find quesadillas, nut roasts, mac and cheese and curries, all brimming with flavour and texture.
The massaman curry is a piping hot bowl of morning-after-the-night-before cure-all. It’s packed with crunchy vegetables, peanuts and fiery red chilis, while the sauce is a moreish blend of coconut milk and Thai curry sauce. A hefty serving of brown rice comes on the side, topped with half a lime.
For those more persistent hangovers that only a big bowl of carbs can fix, we prescribe the pimped fries. Enough to settle any rumbling belly, and a steal at just £4, this is a huge bowl of fries smothered with cashew cheese, Tijuana BBQ sauce, coriander, red peppers, japalpenos and guacamole.
The cheese and jalapeno quesadillas are the standout dish. The flavours are rich and satisfying, making that perfect midpoint between lazy junk food and veg-packed goodness. These quesadillas come packed with three bean chilli, jalapenos, coriander, guacamole and a generous squirt of cashew sour cream across the lot.
In just a few months, the Vegan Hangover has become a Sunday sensation for food-lovers. Whether you’re looking for greasy food or bright healthy options, the Deaf Institute has it covered.