Eat Healthy

If you’re staying in catered accommodation, a variety of healthy meals will be provided for you - take advantage of this! If you’re in self-catered accommodation it may seem easier and quicker to get junk food or a takeaway than making dinner yourself. Luckily for you, ResLife have provided each kitchen with a copy of ResLife Recipes - a cook book full of budget meals for you to try out with your flatmates.

For details on food shopping and cooking sustainably, visit MyFood and check out ResLife Recipes (pdf).

Special Diets and Lifestyles

Whether you need to cook everyday or just at weekends, it's important that you're putting the right nutrients in your body.If you have specific dietary requirements, there are plenty of options in and around campus.

Gluten free, lactose free, nuts free, eggs free:

You should be able to find plenty of options on campus, in supermarkets and cafés. Watch out for the ingredients when buying food - read the labels.

If you shop online, you will be able to find specific sections and detailed product information that will make shopping much easier.


It’s extremely easy to get Halal food in Manchester. Most supermarkets will have plenty of options available and if you go to the Curry Mile you will find most places sell Halal food only, such as Worldwide Foods, Midway Meat Store and Manchester Super Store.


The University has set aside a small number of Kosher flats located in Oak House, Fallowfield. If you are living in one of these flats, then you have requested a Kosher environment and therefore, you’re expected to adopt the appropriate lifestyle.

As for Kosher meals, you will have to search online for places you could go to considering your budget, as there are quite a few options available including supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants. Most of these places are located in the North region of Greater Manchester.


You’ll be happy to know it’s really easy to find options! There are plenty of vegetarian alternatives in all on-campus supermarkets, cafés and outlets. Just look for the V. You’ll be happy to know that, as part of our Sustainability in Catered Halls project, Mondays are Meat Free! If you’re an ethical vegetarian, you’ll also be pleased to know we’re committed to Animal Welfare.


There are a couple of places offering Vegan options near the campus. Some of the most popular places are The Eighth Day Café (supermarket and café) on Oxford Road and the Go Falafel branches. Otherwise, you’ll have to check individual labels to find out if the product is suitable or not. We’d also like you to know that we’re committed to Animal Welfare and as such we’re bringing this initiative into our catered halls. Visit the Sustainability in Catered Halls page for more information.

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Food in advance

FoodInAdvance allows staff and students to top up their ID Cards with money to spend in the 29 FoodonCampus outlets located across campus and Source Cafe in Fallowfield.

It's the cheapest way to buy food and drink on campus as users receive a 10% discount on purchases in FoodonCampus outlets and Source (excludes offers) and 5% in Starbucks on Sackville Street.

Check the FAQs for more info and get started here!

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