MANCHESTER’S first ‘free from’ restaurant is certainly looking good in the Royal Exchange Arcade, so Body Confidential Editor L’Oréal Blackett popped by 3 Squared to get the skinny on what’s on (and what’s off) the unique café’s hit list.
Aiming to raise the standards of what you put in your body, 3 Squared champions fabulous, fresh food prepped from scratch, skirting most of the nasties that contribute to bringing on bloating, brain fog, inflammation and fatigue which are by-products of the stress we load onto our systems through poor food choices. The delicious dishes at 3 Squared are free from as many inflammatory ingredients as possible: the three biggest culprits, gluten, dairy and wheat, and also peanuts, lupin, soya and refined sugar.
As L’Oréal discovers, eradicate addictive ingredients or hidden “dangers” and you’ll reap the benefits. We all know that what you eat has a huge impact on how you feel, both mentally and physically, and cutting out the likes of gluten, dairy, wheat and refined sugar have been shown to improve your energy levels, digestion and athletic performance along with your cognition, memory and sleep patterns.
Finding food that works with your body rather than against it can be tricky, as 3 Squared’s Katie McIntosh and Andy McGlynn realised through their own lifestyles, so they actively sought to provide food as nature intended but that doesn’t compromise on taste.
Beautiful, healthy, great tasting natural food? It’s the perfect recipe to success at 3 Squared, where you can eat in breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner from 8am every weekday and 9am on weekends, grab-and-go or sign up for their bespoke fresh meal plan service, Vitality Collections.
Find out more about 3 Squared here.