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Top 10 Vegan Food in Newcastle

One of the things we hope to achieve with Canny Food is showing how easy it is to eat vegan in the North East. For those who are new to veganism or who are interested in giving plant-based food a…
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Bella Italia, Silverlink

Another revisit on the Canny Food blog, this time to Bella Italia. We’d heard they’d updated their vegan menu, which now included also included burger and risotto main course option alongside their cheese-free pizza and Lenticchie (lentil Bolognese) mainstays. You can…
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Vegan York – Where to Visit

An hour away from Newcastle by train is the beautiful city of York, somewhere we’d been meaning to visit for a while. Discovering that the city had a fair few vegan-friendly options sealed the deal for us so we popped…
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Fat Hippo Underground, Newcastle

Fat Hippo Underground has always been one of our favourite burger joints in the Toon. With many competitors vying to be the best patty in recent years, they have managed to retain their crown. As a vegan visiting Fat Hippo…
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The Garage Cafe, Newcastle

New to Newcastle’s cafe scene, I stumbled across The Garage when heading through the Shieldfield area. Located within an old garage – hence the name – this quirky cafe opened towards the end of 2017. Serving breakfasts and lunches, I…
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Tia’s Mexican, Durham

Located on Claypath in Durham city centre, Tia’s is a Mexican themed restaurant with a separate vegan menu available. As well as being considerate to those who are meat, dairy, and egg-free, there is also a gluten-free menu on offer….
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Vegan Mayo – We put them to the test

Vegan mayonnaise is not something you’d imagine possible, considering one of the most important ingredients in creating this silky accompaniment to chips are eggs. As the supermarkets have become more vegan-friendly, it seems many producers have decided to attempt to…
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Brunch at Lost and Found, Heaton

When I’m having a crappy day getting out for some fresh air and a decent feed is just the ticket. I took a recent funk as the opportunity to revisit Lost and Found in Heaton for brunch with a friend….
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Jumping Bean Cafe, Durham

Durham is not short on cafes, that’s for sure. It seems most of the city centre is taken up by cafes, restaurants, and bars vying for the custom of students and tourists alike. Keen to support the independents of the…
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Monsieur Crepe Cafe, Heaton

I like to be pleasantly surprised. I was expecting to find that the Monsieur Crepe Cafe in Heaton would not be able to accommodate my vegan diet. I looked on their Facebook page to see if dairy and egg-free were…
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Harmonium Edinburgh – Review

During our recent visit to Scotland’s capital we took the opportunity to enjoy an evening meal at Harmonium, a restaurant recommended to me by a friend on Twitter. There were no disclaimers that the food mentioned on the menu was…
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