79. The Vegan Venue – Warrington

I live in Warrington, a town in the North West of England, almost halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. Warrington is famous for its Rugby team (the Warrington Wolves), steel wire and the famous song “Zombie” which was written (and performed) by the Cranberries, about the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.

Warrington however is not exactly on the map for being a vegan hotspot! But perhaps times are beginning to change… hooray!

I was so sad that I nearly cried when our first and only vegan restaurant, “Shambala” closed down. But today I nearly cried because I was so happy after visiting Warrington’s newest vegan joint, “The Vegan Venue”!

Rumours of this new takeaway / shop crept onto my Facebook page late last week and it didn’t take me long to discover that its ONLY 2 FREAKING MILES AWAY FROM MY HOUSE!!!! I cycle further than that to work! So today being Saturday, there was no way that I wasn’t going to pay a visit.

Placed in Padgate, The Vegan Venue is fairly easy to get to and has a sizable carpark across the road. First impressions when you enter the building is that it’s CLEAN! Now I’m not saying that all vegan eateries are dirty (V-Revolution in Manchester for example is spotless). BUT, I’m sorry to say that are lot are grim. Not that mucky cutlery and sticky menus puts me off tasty cruelty free food….

Anyway, I wasn’t expecting much from such a new business (they’ve not even been open a week yet) but I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had a pretty impressive menu! (I’ve posted a photo of it below). They sell everything from fresh juice to “bacon” bagels to calzone to burgers, pies and wraps. They also have a daily specials board and a cabinet with the most gorgeous looking vegan cakes you have ever seen!

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So what did I go for? I chose the daily special – a huge, great, massive, big-as-my-head burrito (and my head is pretty big!) It was filled to the brim with rice, marinated “beef” strips, lettuce, tomato, courgette, black beans and freshly homemade guacamole.  It was deeeeeelicous!

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It’s huuuuuge!

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Serious, even my massive mouth couldn’t get around it!

I also bought a piece of orange and pistachio cake. OMG! Yet again it was huuuuuuuuge! And so amazingly, mouth-wateringly yummy.

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Drooling just looking at this photo! (Orange and pistachio cake)

AND I picked up a pack of ten acres crisps and a very nice vanilla Nespresso latte (would deffo recommend!)

One of the very best parts about the shop however was how lovely and kind the owners are :o)
(Not to mention how reasonable the prices are!)

I really hope all the vegans and veggies of Warrington and its surrounding areas make a special effort to make sure that this place does well. Would be great to see them be able to extend their opening hours and get permission to transform from a takeaway to a sit-down café!

So, massive thanks to The Vegan Venue! You made my Saturday :o)

Flash-Gordonette…x

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4 thoughts on “79. The Vegan Venue – Warrington

  1. Hi, My name is Marissa and also happen to be a vegan living in Warrington. I currently volunteer with the Vegan Lifestyle Association and attend some of the local Warrington vegetarian group meetings. I and am so glad to hear that another friendly vegan café has been able to provide some tasty offerings following the closure of Shambala. The cake looked amazing, so hope that you enjoyed it ;). Hopefully our tasty paths may cross soon, but in the mean time I shall definitely have to arrange a date for myself to visit the Vegan Venue! xx

    • Hi Marissa, great to hear from you!
      I’ve yet to attend the Warrington Veg meetups (they always seem to be on a day I’m away) but I’m sure we’ll bump into each other at some point! 😀
      xxx

  2. Hi,

    I have been a vegan for 4 months and a vegetarian for a year before that.

    I would love to attend meet up groups
    Do you have info?

    Steve

    • Hi Steve,

      Thank you for your message 🙂
      Congratulations on your recent transition!

      Its a coincidence that you should message me about meetups as I will be attending my first one on Saturday!
      Are you from Warrington too? If so, I would highly recommend joining this Facebook group (if you use FBK!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1572633006347849/?fref=ts
      The Vegan venue has agreed to be the host for future meets, which is very exciting!

      Please don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you have any other questions! ♥

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