Veggie or vegan groceries in Greater Manchester

Good general advice no matter where you live is to visit your nearest wholefood/organic shop. These generally have a good range of veggie/vegan products. Holland and Barrett shops that feature refrigerators (and not all do!) usually sell a good range of ready-made veggie/vegan foods, such as Frys and Redwoods (V-Bites) products.

However, there are two especially good places to shop:      

On the Eighth Day (Central Manchester)
Oxford Road, M1 7DU (map); 0161 273 4878
Offers a great selection of vegetarian and vegan foods, toiletries, cosmetics, and some ethical housewares, along with refrigerated/frozen foods and a deli counter offering snacks. Vegetarian café in the basement too.

Unicorn (Chorlton, south Manchester)
Albion Road, M21 0BN (map); 0161 861 0010

Wholefood grocer. Every product sold is vegan, contains no refined sugar, and wherever possible is organic. The near-100% organic fruit and veg range is famous but there’s also canned/packaged food, toiletries, cosmetics, and some kitchenware along with refrigerated/frozen foods and a deli counter.