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The Good Apple Cafe, Sunderland

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There are a limited number of vegetarian and vegan eateries in our local area, so what does a food blogger do when she’s visited them all? Go again! Having previously posted about The Good Apple Cafe, Sunderland’s original veggie cafe, I…
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Food at The Free Trade Inn

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Newcastle’s Free Trade Inn is viewed as one of the best boozers in the city, especially with the fantastic views of the Tyne its beer garden affords. It was also Mr. Canny’s local before we started living in sin, so…
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Proper Food Festival 2016

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This weekend marks the start of the Proper Food Festival season. A free event, which this year is to be held in four different locations, has been a successful addition to the North East food market roster. The festival will be open…
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Foodie Round Up Featuring Urban Bakery

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A round up of some places we’ve eaten over the last week. The common theme is that these are all family businesses. We endeavour to support local where we can as there are some fantastic producers on our doorstep. Urban…
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Dabbawal, Jesmond

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Growing up, Indian food was not something I encountered. My Mum had an inventory of dishes she’d cook up each week like clockwork – Spaghetti Bolognese, Mince & Dumplings, a fantastic Roast Chicken Sunday Lunch. It was only in my…
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Scrumpy Willow, Newcastle

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Scrumpy Willow and The Singing Kettle, located on Newcastle’s Clayton Street, is one of those unassuming places you’ve maybe walked past and paid no heed to. A common misconception is that Scrumpy caters solely for vegetarian and vegan diners, when in…
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Las Iguanas, Newcastle Quayside

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Last week saw another Las Iguanas open in Newcastle. Joining the Grey Street restaurant was a branch in a prime location on the Quayside, taking on the spot once occupied by La Tasca. Having enjoyed the Brazilian food options on…
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National Vegetarian Week – Roots Cafe, South Shields

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South Shields has recently seen its first specifically vegetarian and vegan cafe open, so I made a special trip to try it out during National Vegetarian Week. Open between 10am and 3pm Mon-Fri, Roots Cafe is located just outside the town…
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Takeaway Tuesday – Gringos

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We are a family that likes to dine out in restaurants, but as new parents this isn’t always possible. Sometimes Dinky just wants to be a tinker, and on those occasions we’ll order in if I haven’t managed to get…
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National Vegetarian Week – City Tavern, Newcastle

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City Tavern, housed within a Tudor façade, has had many names over the years. I was more familiar with the pub (it was called LYH then) during my Goth years, with its sticky floors and blaring rock music. It was…
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