A plant-based pasta restaurant with vegan carbonara has opened in the former Vertigo site

London-born Pastan will serve a menu of classic pasta dishes with its own plant-based spin…

By Emma Davidson | 15 November 2022

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Taking over the former site of outstanding vegan eatery, Vertigo in Manchester city centre, Pastan has finally opened its doors bringing with it an indulgent menu of 100% plant-based pasta.

The restaurant began its journey back in November 2020, first opening in London where it provided a menu full of natural food that doesn’t compromise on flavour. 

Now branching out to Manchester, Pastan serves a menu with uniquely curated dishes and some familiar favourites done the vegan way.

For example, Pastan serves a plant-based Carbonara with a homemade creamy sauce and lardons, alongside Cacio e Pepe, a traditional Bucatini pasta with black pepper sauce straight from Rome. 

There’s also a range of fresh pastas, including a Barcelona-inspired apricot harissa dish and a porcini mushroom and shiitake mushroom sauce drizzled with truffle oil and tarragon.

With sustainability at the forefront of everything it does, Pastan has collaborated with Carbon Free Dining, which gives restaurants and their customers the opportunity to mitigate the environmental impact of their meals by planting life-changing fruit trees in the developing world.

By adding just £1.23 onto your bill, a tree will be planted, reducing carbon emissions and contributing to the work of Pastan.  

The restaurant is open now on Cross Street, serving a range of delicious plant-based Italian classics, alongside cocktails and desserts. Book a table now via the link below.