Thursday, 20 July 2017

Eighth Day Co-operative Oxford Road Manchester 19th July 2017

Eighth Day Co-Operative was established in the 1970's by a group of friends, looking to change the way goods were traded and the rest, as they say, is history.   The iconic Eighth Day is located near Manchester University and incorporates a cosy cafĂ© downstairs and a shop upstairs.

There are plenty vegan options on offer and if had been any later, I would have stopped for lunch, but I was clock watching.

I had coffee and cake, prior to a hospital appointment and was sorely tempted by all the cakes on display, made by Black Cat Bakery, with flapjacks by Tyler and Hall.

I love the cakes were all clearly labelled with allergens, so it was an easy choice to pick a soya free sticky ginger cake, with a decaf coffee.

The cake was delicious with a light dusting of icing sugar, a good smack of ginger and true to its name was sticky, a perfect snack.

I can spend a fortune in the shop and on this occasion I did, as I pushed one of the quaint mini shopping trolleys, which are perfectly sized to fit behind the counter, when you want to check out.

They stock everything including supplements, hair and beauty products, teas and coffees, dried and tinned good, oils, vinegars, nut butters and a good selection of chilled products and lots more.   A bonus is their competitive pricing, the bottle of organic olive oil I bought was £4 cheaper than my usual oil and the organic odourless coconut oil was way cheaper than any others I have seen.   I do not live near Eighth Day, but if I did I would be there every week, as others must do, as a constant stream of customers flowed in and out the front door.   What a wonderful place.

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