A Vegan Experience of Surgery & Recovery: I had chest reconstruction surgery on August 22nd 2017. For Vegan Mofo 2017, I will be writing about my experience preparing for surgery and my ongoing recovery.
I decided to work right up until the day before I had to travel to Brighton for my surgery. In some ways it was good to have a distraction, but also the fear had set in by this point and I was finding it really hard to think of anything else.
I was mostly concerned about spending the last night at home alone worrying, so I invited my work colleagues out for a celebratory farewell feast at an amazing new vegan takeaway in Chorlton….
Zad’s specialises in filthy vegan pizza and burgers. I’m thrilled this place has opened up so close to where I live. This is definitely something that South Manchester needs and perfect for Chorlton, which could do with more vegan friendly fast food options.
I’ve been to Zad’s quite a few times now and I’ve been very impressed. Service has always been quick considering it’s been packed every single time I’ve visited. Even on their opening night they were calm and on top of orders, which I wasn’t expecting! So just to give you a hint of what they have to offer, here are a few options on their menu
Seitan BBQ Pizza – BBQ sauce base, cheese, spiced seitan, mixed peppers, sweetcorn and red onion
The Revolution Pizza – Fresh tomato sauce, cheese, avocado, pineapple, mixed peppers & scotch bonnet chillies – optional hot sauce
Pig Save Pizza – Fresh tomato sauce, cheese, smoky maple strips, hot dog, pepperoni & smoked seitan. *50p from each pizza will be donated to local animal save groups or vegan charities.
Zad Burger – Double patty, cheese, avocado & either an onion or pineapple ring, you choose.
Loaded Hot Dog
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Chicken Niggets, Curly Fries, Cheesy Fries, Loaded Fries, Onion Rings…
Have you managed to stop drooling yet? They even have cake. This place is magic.
I’ve managed to delete the photos I took from my phone, but I have previous food porn I can show off from here. So here goes!
Pig Save Pizza – Good God, this is good. Gimme all the faux meats and cheese! I particularly like the maple tempeh on here. Also, 50p from each pizza going to a good cause? Zad’s are good peoples.
Seitan BBQ Pizza – This pizza is ace. They’ve got the right amount of BBQ sauce with seitan and cheese ratio. This is one of my favourites for sure
Cheesy Garlic Bread – Basically another pizza but oh my god this is so good. They are very generous with the cheese so if you’re not too keen on huge amounts of vegan cheese, ask them to cut back a bit. For me this is perfect. So garlicky and greasy. I love it.
Gary Pizza – So many cheeses. So many goddamn cheeses. YESSS.
Zad Burger – Just what you’d expect for a typical dirty takeaway burger. They use Fry’s patties and are similar to the old style burgers V Rev Diner used to make on their old premises.
Nuggets – they’re deep fried, what’s more to say?
They also sell really good cupcakes made by the amazing Gorgosaurus Vegan Bakery
So if you’re Manchester based and haven’t been yet, what are you waiting for? Get on down to Zad’s and stuff yer face!