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Superfood gets the fast food treatment at this revolutionary Glasgow canteen - everything from porridge pots to rainbow salads
Fast food means anything but junk food in this green, clean canteen where good-value food is healthy, ethical and made behind the counter using high-quality local and seasonal produce. Choices from the hot counter include Malaysian chicken satay or the delicious red dragon pulled pork, slow roasted for 14 hours, which can come either as a wrap or served with nutty brown rice, yoghurt slaw and a khobez flatbread. The fridge is lined with superfood salads, like the nutri nom nom, which features quinoa, kale, beetroot and hazels, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan cake and pudding choices and the in-house smoothies. Select a compostable cup of raw carrot, apple and ginger and take it to the counter to be blitzed into the freshest smoothie in the city, and even boost your smoothie with a shot of whey protein. Open for breakfast serving porridge, poached egg pots with salmon and avocado and more traditional filled rolls, the bacon and sausage is sourced from Cairnhill Farm and Ramsay of Carluke. Martha’s certainly lives up to its strap-line of ‘healthy, hearty and fast.’
Tucked away amidst the sea of burger joints that crowd St Vincent Street and around, Martha’s is a café and takeaway with a difference, offering office workers and shoppers something a lot more exciting, flavoursome and locally sourced than a packet sandwich or crispy filled roll. The flatbreads are generously filled and deliciously constructed – both the chipotle chicken and falafel fillings are worth a try. Alternatively, salads packed with seasonal 'hero' ingredients can be found in the fridge alongside an adventurous range of juices, which are ingeniously displayed in their fruit form and blended at the counter on demand. A Greek yoghurt with rich berry compote makes for a refreshing palate cleanser. The quality of the menu at Martha’s could undoubtedly convince even the most ardent fans of greasy spoon cafés that healthy food can be both satisfying and enjoyable.
- Delivery: Delivery only for corporate or group orders. No charge within city.
- Private dining: 0 (book the booth option for meetings 8-10 people)
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: disco & motown
- Capacity: 50 (20 outdoors)
- Largest group: 0
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 0
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