Basement has a nice bookshop and a very convenient set of computers with internet access. The food is delicious and inexpensive since the restaurant is volunteer run.
24 Lever Street, Northern Quarter (M1 1DZ) (at Piccadilly Gardens & Piccadilly station)
Tel: 0161 237 1832
A Manchester institution, serving students and other fans on this site since 1972. Delicious old-skool wholesome and filling veggie and vegan food, with some lighter alternatives these days, legendary salad dressing. They aren't shy about putting their recipes on the web so you can make them in slightly smaller quantities at home. There's a great food shop upstairs, too.
111 Oxford Road,
9.30am 'til 7.30pm Monday to Saturday
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
A beautiful grade II listed pub with much of its original interior - a sloping mosaic floor and glazed tile ceiling. What's more, the Marble Brewery is entirely vegan and organic and brews five of its own beers.
73 Rochdale Road, Ancoats, M4 4HY; www.marblebeers.co.uk
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