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'Bring your own cauliflower':

Manchester restaurants hit by UK vegetable shortage

The UK is in the grip of a vegetable shortage, caused by the heavy rains that have plagued the nation in the last few weeks. It has been damaging crops in Lincolnshire and affected vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage.

One Manchester restaurant has taken to social media to speak of their struggle. In a Facebook post, Amma's Canteen described the crop shortage as 'a problem that threatened to shake the foundations of Amma's Canteen and provide untold disappointment to our customers'

The tongue-in-cheek post from the restaurant went on to say: "At one stage had drawn up plans to make the restaurant BYOC [bring your own cauliflower] as we were losing hope!" Thankfully, a stash of cauliflower has been located 'at great cost to the restaurant', which are now 'under lock and key in a secret warehouse in Manchester'.

Brussels sprouts are also thought to be affected by the unprecedentedly wet summer, which has seen certain vegetables disappear from online supermarket websites.

According to¸ the shortage is expected to continue until September.

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