With their first birthday fast approaching, with that I mean tomorrow, we have to seriously congratulate Kettlebell Kitchen on their huge success. Having not even been open a year, this fantastic new concept for fast food is quickly becoming THE hot spot for healthy clean eating. Turning themselves into a chain already, and now owning 4 premises, 2 being in head offices of fashion moguls. I mean if that is not impressive for the first year I do not know what is. I hope they have some confetti canons ready! We headed over to their place on Ancoats which screams energy, fitness and CLEAN. With so many statements flying around about clean eating, it has been under fire these past few months. However this place is far from promoting a bad diet – with all your food groups available, their tagline runs though #EatCleanCheatClean. If you get a chance to try one of their brownies. You will understand what I am saying.
FOOD : ★★★★★
Well after the launch of Grand Pacific, we were in dire need of some good, honest food to recuperate our bodies and minds. I could not have picked a better place! Kettlebell have a delicious, mouthwatering menu that allows you to munch upon a protein pizza, burgers and wraps all guilt free. I must admit they all sounded uber tempting, yet I just could not resist going for the Kettlebox. I am not particularly fussy with food, but I loved the subway style of making it up yourself. What is it that is so satisfying about watching someone make exactly what you want to perfection.
Anyways I ordered the chicken, with cauli rice and the homemade ranch sauce. Oh that ranch sauce. Please give me a tub of that. I mean I would bathe in that sauce. On top of all of this I added broccoli, green beans, spinach, cucumber, sesame seeds and cashews. Could you ask for a better box of goodness. I mean the smell that came off this box would make any belly rumble. So I think you got the gist, I blooming loved it. The chicken was tender and juicy, with some lovely greens and lashings of a delicious guilt free ranch sauce. Of course you need something to wash it down with right? Again a great variety of teas, coffees and juices. However I went for a Veg Boost shake. Exactly what my body needed to be revitalised.
It tasted great. Unlike most green juices I make at home, that taste bitter and too good for you. This one had a great mix of flavours and all the ingredients complimented each other giving it a good balance of sweet and green. The one thing I regret is not going for the peanut butter fries, I soooo wanted to try them and have since not been able to think about anything else. Also whilst packing my stuff together the lovely Claudia came and bagged the rest of my box up (yes massive sin I could not finish) with some cutelry and a napkin to take on my train journey. Along with.. wait for it… one of their brownies. I mean there seriously are no words to describe this brownie. I LOVE raw brownies and make them at home. Yet this had so much chocolatey indulgence, it was super rich and left you wanting for more. If you have not guessed it already, yes the food was on point. I will be heading there next time I am in town!
VENUE : ★★★★★
The venue is a great reflection of the companies ethos. Its clean and neat with natural surfaces flowing through. Workout trinkets are dotted throughout, with each table owning a kettlebell! The other great thing is their pull up bar in the corner of the room. I hear they often have pull up competitions which adds and air of fun and excitement to the venue. Not only that but it adds originality and gives the place zest of life. You head on up to the front to order which is a vast long bar of juicy veggies and fresh salads! If your ordering the Kettlebox like I did you have a great range to choose from. All in all I loved the venue, a great big open space, that ooozed light. There were booths and tables, and high tables that contained plug points. As we all know we cant live without technology! This left plenty of space for queues of people to place orders. Although maybe a stretch out of town you can order through Deliveroo.
ATMOSPHERE : ★★★★★
Well I have mentioned how much I loved the venue. I wish I had been there to see a pull up competition though. Otherwise it was great, We chose a nice time before the lunch rush so was quiet but meant we could chat with the staff about the place. The music was my sort of thing and I was bobbing throughout my box! It just got a friendly, cool vibe with lots of energy. Exactly what you want from a place like this.
STAFF : ★★★★★
Loved the staff, especially the lovely Claudia, go give her Insta a follow here. She was chatty, friendly and full of smiles. She also knew her stuff about the company and the brand which is exactly what you want representing your company. Full of beans and full of information. The rest of the guys were great also. Talkative and happy. Service with a smile you may say.
PRICE : ★★★★★
I think for what you get its very reasonably priced. I know those who will think its steep compared to a poundsaver menu, but they are the ones clogging up their arteries. Its fresh, clean honest food, cooked there on the spot. The quantity is a great amount, I mean I couldn’t even finish mine so took it home. It did not leave my partner wanting to snack either, so yes great value for money.
So I can not wait to go back and its my new eating spot when in Manchester. As you know there are still things on the menu I gotta try. Its great to find somewhere that offers fast food for the health conscious. You can sit in, take out or even order. They got you covered. These guys put the eat in cheating. Why dont you go check them out ..
Whats your go to healthy eating spot?