Fresh off the heels of Sugo Pasta Kitchen comes Fresh to Death – a new ‘healthy eating’ alternative based in the heart of Altrincham. Specialising in locally sourced, fresh and organic produce, Fresh to Death brings a much needed breath of fresh air to lunch time dinning.
The health food market has expanded rapidly in Manchester with the likes of Bosu Body Bar in Chorlton and Kukoos Street food on Oxford Road, showing that Manchester food isn’t all dirty burgers, stacked hot dogs and glutinous pizzas. It’s out with the dirty food and in with the clean living.
For veggies, the place offers a selection of salads, homemade quiche, healthy breakfast choices and great lunch alternatives to the drab take-out sandwich. All served with fresh coffee and speciality teas to eat in or take away.
After checking out the menu, I decided to go with the stuffed pepper, served with flavoured quinoa, feta and a sidekick salad. The stuffed Pepper was a delightful lunch time choice, with the quinoa (one of my favourite ingredients at the moment) the perfect healthy alternative to stodgy rice. Even the side salad was delicious – I will definitely be trying out one of their take out salads in the near future.
As much as the food impresses, the presentation left much to be desire. Like many bars and restaurants in town, Fresh to Death feels the need to serve food on anything other than a plate. Whilst it’s great for presentation, unless you’re really into the sound of scratching your nails down a chalkboard I wouldn’t recommend it. Slates and food knives simply do not mix and I hope that they change this quickly.
Overall, veggie food lovers in Altrincham should check out Fresh to Death as soon as possible. For those who have had enough of the ‘man vs food’ type food obsession in Greater Manchester, make sure Fresh to Death is on your ‘To Do’ list.