Dive bar, Deep South American bar menu, and quality spirits.
As the name suggests Stockport’s new restaurant does what it says on the tin. Accept, it’s not the standard end of the night kebab house that only seems pleasing when you’ve had a few. German Doner Kebab is an up market, sit in, fun space that no doubt will be popular with Stockport’s residents.
It’s almost like a Kebab version of Nando’s. The menu is a selection of doner meat layered onto a variety of different mediums. Ranging from burgers and wraps to quesadillas. They even have a signature dish which teams up with Doritos!
The menu itself has low calorie options and veggie ones too – Not sure what’s available for the vegan community… Forgot to ask.
German Doner Kebab aren’t a stand-alone restaurant – they have quite a number spread across the country and beyond.
We asked why Stockport? Their answer… “why not, we choose places based on what we think the customers want”.
The restaurant is located near the Peel Centre, opposite Pizza Hut in the small retail area almost adjacent to Nandos.
Our visit was a bit of a rush due to the chaos of opening day but when possible we recommend you head down and see what you think!
If you want to see a video of inside – head over to our Instagram to have a watch!
** This has now changed hands and is called Covent Garden Cafe
Stockport town centre has been crying out for an affordable healthy eatery for ages. Finally, now, we have one! On lower Hillgate, surrounded by the clatter of housing development, Shred Shed has set up shop.
It seems at present, Hillgate has become a hotbed for independent cafes, shops and studios.
It’s defo worth a stroll – there’s new independents opening all the time.
Placed near the brow of the hill Shred Shed fits all the modern trappings of a hipster/cool cafe.
Inside the cafe it has a brilliant airy feel to it. The combination of indoor plants, rustic wood, large panes of glass and vibrant colours coming from the cushions and table ornaments just make you, and the place, feel fresh.
It’s not only a positively healthy environment it is a practical one too.
The Shred Shed owners have thankfully put easily accessibly plug sockets around the cafe so that it can become a cool co-working environment.
Now to the good stuff… the food.
After having a chat with the chef, lee, who is an incredibly likeable an passionate guy you can really see what they are trying to do.
Create healthy food. That’s looks good. Tastes good. And doesn’t break the bank.
We think they’ve nailed it.
I opted for a Salmon salad that came with almost every kind of vegetable under the sun.
The most notable part though was the coleslaw. It was tangy, spicy and sweet all at the same time. Crazy stuff!
You can opt to build your salad with items ranging from spinach, courgette, salmon, chicken, halloumi, fallafel and so much more.
The guys at Shred Shed have put a huge focus on vegan and veggie food.
The spicy bean burrito with an accompanying salad was fresh, honest and absolutely hit the spot. For a humble 4.00 how could you be disappointed?
All the ingredients are excellently presented with a wide range of dressings.
If you wish you can get a box to go. We were made aware straight away that all the plastic straws, boxes and other food items are 100% recyclable.
It’s great to see places embracing a sustainable culture from day one.
We were lucky enough to have a chat with Katie (one of the owners). She told us that all the people involved are avid gym goers. So not only are they invested in a healthy lifestyle they know exactly what kind of food you should be eating.
As always it is great to see independents popping up all over town. If you’re either a gym goer, dieter, healthy food lover or just a fan of good food we highly recommend a visit.
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Nestled off Lower Hillgate, inside the ground floor of a mock-Tudor building sits a quirky independent cafe by the name of Hillgate Cakery.
The cafe, which was recently featured in the MEN newspaper, has brought another opportunity for vegan food to be showcased in the Stockport area. Despite not being vegan, the Stop in Stockport team decided to visit the cakery after seeing the amazing cakes that are on offer.
Upon entry we were greeted by attentive hosts, a bright and colourful interior and the smell of freshly made cakes, brownies and treats. The owners provided plenty of pleasant chit-chat whilst we deliberated over what we would order.
Our choices included, a coffee and walnut cake with oodles of icing, a deliciously rich peanut butter and chocolate brownie along with a slice of double Oreo cake (side note: who knew Oreos were vegan?!)
No word of a lie, you would never ever know the cakes were made using only vegan ingredients. They. Were. Amazing… Honestly. Amazing.
The owners have created such a warm, family-orientated atmosphere that, young or old, vegan or not, all feel welcome.
So, whether you’re after a comfortable place to spend an afternoon with friends or after a quick sugar fix, we’d highly recommend a trip to the Hillgate Cakery.
Embrace the local.
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