The food market concept Manifesto is expanding by opening a a new location in Prague 5’s Anděl district where it will operate an open-air, all-seasons food hall. Located next to one of the entrances to the Anděl metro station in front of the Na Knižeci bus terminal, the new cashless concept will provide seating for up to 500 people while featuring 13 kitchens and ghost kitchens and two bars. Manifesto’s founder Martin Barry says the market will employ modular architecture while being powered by clean energy from renewable sources. It will also introduce a vertical hydroponic farm to show how fresh produce can be grown in an urban context.
Prague 5’s mayor Renata Zajickova certainly seems to be on board with the project, which is being developed in conjunction with Penta Real Estate. “Andel is the perfect location to deserve such a project, it’s a great fit,” she said. “Honestly, I can’t wait to see this open, because it will revive the site of the former Vietnamese market and completely change the visitors’ demographic, which will increase the safety of this neighborhood. It will become a beautiful place for active people and families with children to meet. I am convinced that Manifesto will increase the attractiveness of Anděl, seen as a larger center of the metropolis.”
Manifesto doubles as a ghost kitchen, meaning it’s set up to prepare recipes optimized for delivery. It’s another example of skills learned during lockdown. “Since last March, we offer bundled delivery to provide the same variety of food options to people who prefer to eat at home or in the office,” says Barry. “Manifesto has the ability to combine offline and online experiences without compromising either of the sides.”
Once Anděl opens (a firm date has not yet been set) it will be Manifesto’s third location and its second in Prague 5. Manifesto Smichov reopened temporarily in May to meet demand for alfresco places, but it’s been rejigged to focus more on beer and cocktails, while still offering a food offering.
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