Words and image by Candy Marx VERD is a little gem that sits in the newly refurbished Market Lane, Manly. With indoor and outdoor seating, Verd is 100% plant-based, and also offers eat-in, takeaway and delivery via Deliveroo. Their menu mainly consists of bowls, which are all equally stunning and nourishing; it’s a hard decision only to choose one. They offer five warm bowls which are made up of warm brown rice, different salads, flavoursome legumes or tofu, and tasty dressings. And five cold bowls which are made up of delicious salads and legumes, sprouts, seeds, raw dressings and cashew cheese. They offer house-made macadamia milk for a chai or turmeric latte or coffee; kombucha on tap, cold-pressed juices, and still and sparkling water (which is also on tap) is on the house. They also offer a small selection of raw treats. Verd’s ethos is to make their food from scratch fresh every day, they use sustainable methods to lower their carbon footprint, and their produce is locally sourced. And to top it off, the staff are smiley and friendly – the service is on point! Verd is located in Manly, and also in Surry Hills and Barangaroo. Check them out next time you’re in Sydney!