A VEGETARIAN restaurant is opening its doors today in place of what was once a butcher’s shop.
“There’s a delicious irony in that,” said new owner Joseph Taylor, who uncovered stonework belonging to the former butcher’s while carrying out recent refurbishment work.
And the sight has been turning heads in St John’s Street ever since.
Mr Taylor, 20, from Great Livermere, comes from a family of vegetarians and plans to keep his menu flexible, with mainstays like lasagne as well as more unusual dishes and takeaways.
He said: “Bury doesn’t have anywhere that caters for vegetarians, or at least it didn’t until now. There was a gap in the market for people like us who are passionate about animals,” he said.
The restaurant, named Josef’s Vegetarian Café, incorporates local produce, where possible, and welcomes adventurous carnivores as well as vegetarian customers.
“Give it a go, there’s more to it than celery, carrots and paste – it’s tasty food that just happens to be vegetarian,” said Mr Taylor.