Monthly Archive: August 2017

The Herb Garden at the Harbour – Review

Since it opened its doors earlier in the year, I have wanted to visit The Herb Garden’s sister restaurant down on the marina in North Shields. Unfortunately other things always seemed to get in the way. With a week off…
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Afternoon Tea at The Bohemian, Newcastle

It seems like most places offer afternoon teas now and this isn’t a good thing. One of the selling points of a venue serving one of these up is the atmosphere. Sitting in a city centre cafe eating a scone…
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Döner Haus, Sunderland

When you become vegan one of the things you presume will be consigned to the dim and distant past, never to be repeated again, is the guiltiest of all food pleasures – the drunken kebab. While many food companies like…
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Sunday Lunch at The Town Wall

It is incredibly difficult to find somewhere serving up a Sunday lunch suitable for a vegetarian or vegan in Newcastle. It is great, therefore, to see city centre pub The Town Wall offering a traditional roast option for those who…
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Newcastle in the Sky*

I cannot stress enough how scared I am of heights. There’s plenty of pictures of me looking (more) ashen-faced up the Burj Khalifa, Empire State Building, and random tall tourist monuments all over the globe. On a recent trip to…
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Bubble Pop Waffles in Newcastle

Hearing that Creams – an American style dessert diner – was launching a new menu featuring Bubble Pop Waffles got me thinking. These street snacks were popular in Hong Kong before making their way to the shores of Blighty, for…
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Dog Leap Cafe, Newcastle*

The joy of blogging is being able to share hidden gems with the readers of Canny Food. The children and I were invited along to try out Dog Leap Cafe, which is located within St.Nicholas’ Cathedral in the centre of…
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Vegan Breakfast Options at Wetherspoons

Yup, I’ve ventured into a ‘Spoons! 9am, Saturday morning on the local high street and the place was already full of people nursing the 99p refillable coffees while waiting for their fry-up to arrive. The plan was not to have…
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Vegan Afternoon Tea – Chaia Gosforth

Every year I follow certain traditions around my birthday. One such custom is having afternoon tea with a lovely lady (who also shares an August birthday) I met through the Canny Food blog. Last year we opted for a ‘healthy’…
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