Welcome to the Eighth Day Co-op

Welcome to 8th Day Co-operative, located in the university area of Manchester our worker’s co-operative has been providing the people of Manchester with great food and products since the 1970’s.

In our Health-food shop, you will find the largest selection veggie, vegan, organic food and Fairtrade food in the North-west. We also sell a broad range of nutritional and herbal supplements, cruelty free, natural and organic cosmetics, eco-friendly cleaning products, vegetarian and vegan alcohol and so much more.

Our basement cafe creates fresh, wholesome and exciting vegetarian meals and vegan meals, perfect for hearty, healthy eating or you can pop in for an afternoon pick-me-up of fairly traded and organic coffee and locally made vegan cake.  In addition, we host and run events and offer space for local groups to meet. Browse through our site to find out more about a Manchester institution...


Our Shop


Our award winning store is your one-stop shop for vegetarian and vegan foods in Manchester, we have a vast range of groceries from everyday healthy basics to specialist artisan ingredients to enhance your meals. Our deli counter, full of locally made savoury and sweet treats, is the ideal place to grab a quick and tasty bite to eat for lunch. Take some time to have a chat with our wine expert to find the perfect tipple to enjoy with your food or enjoy a browse of our large range of natural and organic skincare. In addition, we also have two professional nutritionists and a huge range of health supplements and herbal products, our professional advice ensures you leave with the right product for you. Read more...

Our Cafe


Our award-winning cafe is located downstairs from the shop, and serves up freshly made, hearty vegetarian and vegan meals and snacks. Start your morning right with our veggie or vegan full-house breakfast or try a lighter bite with our muesli and yoghurt combo, a power smoothie or individual breakfast items to suit you. At lunch or dinner choose from fresh, colourful salads, satisfying sandwiches or soups, stews, curries and bakes, inspired by cuisines from all over the world. In addition, there are freshly made juices, fruit smoothies and milkshakes which we’re happy to customise to suit your tastes. We also have an impressive array of locally made cakes as well as our delicious hot pudding and other sweet treatsRead more...


Want to know what is going on at Eighth Day? You can find information on upcoming events such as tastings, sampling sessions, film nights and special Cafe evenings.

Our History

Did you know Eighth Day has been around since 1970? We’ve been through lots of changes, hundreds of staff and several buildings since those early days. You can find out more about the history of our co-op.


Take a look here at the events and people who have helped shape our business over the past 46 years.