Monthly Archive: June 2017

The Food Assembly comes to Newcastle

A new way of buying food is coming to Newcastle. As seen on the BBC and in The Guardian, The Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food…
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Vegan Chocolate – We put it to the test!

I have a big sweet tooth so originally thought veganism would be difficult because of my obsession with treats like Malteasers. I can’t say I don’t miss milk chocolate confectionery because I still do, especially when my Teen flaunts eating Minstrels…
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Super Natural, Newcastle – Lunch Review

It has been ages since I talked about Super Natural, arguably one of Newcastle’s best known vegetarian haunts. Last May the cafe moved from the location it had occupied for over 30 years – albeit under many different owners – at…
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The North East Chilli Fest Returns

The hottest music and entertainment festival of the summer is now less than a fortnight away. From 30 June to 2 July the North East Chilli Fest will feature live music from acts including 80’s icons Heaven 17, local group…
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Newcastle Vegan Festival, June 2017

Newcastle Vegan Festival took place for the 4th year running today (Saturday 10th June) at The Assembly Rooms in Newcastle City Centre. It is an event I have attended and featured on the blog in the past and have enjoyed. Festivals such as…
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Olive and Bean, Newcastle

Olive and Bean on Newcastle’s Clayton Street is one of those cafes that is an Instagrammers dream come true. Exposed brickwork and knick knacks on the tables provide an excellent backdrop for pictures of pretty cakes and ‘latte art’. I’m…
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One Planet Pizza – Review

Some areas in the country are better than others for the plethora of plant-based food outlets they are home to. In Newcastle we don’t have many solely vegan eateries, but we do have a wealth of places that will accommodate….
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Rockliffe Hall – The Clubhouse Vegan Menu*

Trust the weather to misbehave when a Bank Holiday weekend was looming! Glorious sunshine all week when folks were in work and couldn’t snatch more than 30 minutes with a Calippo and then the heavens opened on the Saturday. Torrential…
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Hextol Tans, Hexham

Finding myself wandering round the cobbled back streets of Hexham – an area I am largely unfamiliar with – trying to find Hextol Tans certainly worked up my appetite to try out the food in this vegetarian café. I wanted…
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Smashburger Newcastle – Review*

It may seem odd that a vegan, on occasion, posts about really ‘meaty’ places to visit. Many may remember that not all of the Canny Food family are vegetarian, let alone vegan. The Teen is adamant now that he wants…
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