Manchester is a really exciting place for vegan food these days, it feels like vegan options are popping up all over the place, so I was thrilled to hear that a 100% vegan food truck has settled in Salford.
The Cowherds lunch wagon provides Salford with a variety of fresh, healthy and wholesome food Monday to Friday between 8am and 2pm. Located at Greengate Square, Cowherds is within pretty easy reach of Manchester City Centre, which is very handy for me!
Before heading over I did check out the menu on their website, I wasn’t sure how I’d find it as a big thing they do is juices. I’m really not into this juicing lark so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t find much appeal in the food. I’m pleased to say that I was very wrong, I had nothing to be worried about. Yes, there were some raw salads but reading the description they actually sounded pretty delicious. I was tempted to try the Sushi Bowl but unfortunately due to cold weather they only had their hot dish on offer; Coconut Dal with brown rice and kale. I never say no to Dal.
This was so delicious, I loved the sweetness of the coconut in the dal and particularly liked the chilli, sesame and coriander topping, it gave the dish a nice kick. As I started chowing down I was really glad of the option for hot food because it was freezing outside.
Jake decided to go for a smaller dish, simple but delicious Avocado on toast. He said it was yummy, as it was a smaller dish I decided not to take a bite but I trust him on this one. Interestingly it was topped with mustard seeds, I’ve never tried that before but it sounds good.
When visiting places it usually becomes pretty obvious that I’m a blogger, especially as I’ve just invested in a fancy camera, so I got chatting to the folk who run Cowherds. We were offered free shots of ginger and were then brought over a board of sweet treats. It was very kind of them, of course I declined the ginger shot (although Jake enjoyed his) but I was all over the sweet board.
The board contained caramel slice and some truffle type balls. These were all really tasty but I particularly fell in love with the caramel slice. It was so sweet that I couldn’t eat a huge amount but was a perfect end to a fantastic lunch.
I really enjoyed my time at Cowherds and I’m looking forward to returning when the weather is a bit warmer to try some of their salads. Having had another look through their website, I notice that they also sell fresh nut milks…I may not be into juices but the fresh milks sound really good..definitely need to get my hands on those!
If you’re in the area during the week, head over to Cowherds and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.