Light Bites

Places that are perfect for lunch or if you aren’t feeling that hungry.

Garden Kitchen, Newcastle*

Finding somewhere in the city centre that provides a veritable banquet when it comes to afternoon tea is no mean feat. Sometimes cafes and hotels can be a bit stingy in terms of their spread and I’m personally left needing…
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Alert! New Vegan Items in the Supermarket Aisles

I’ll admit to finding supermarket shopping daunting at first. I think it seems like a minefield when you first start reading the backs of packets in the aisles of Tesco, Sainsbury’s et al when you decide to make the shift…
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The Grind Newcastle – All the Burgers

I’d wanted to try out The Grind’s burgers but my veganism got in the way of it. Often cited as ‘the best’ patties in Newcastle, the team behind The Grind have been selling their wares at food markets all over the region for…
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Northern Juice, Newcastle

One of the places I’ve wanted to stop by for lunch but not had the time for is Northern Juice. I met Emma, one of the owners, during a Sunday morning stroll on the Quayside last year and loved their…
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Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg Review

Many people ask why vegans buy substitute products when they stop eating meat/dairy/etc. There are many answers and it all depends on the vegan you ask. I don’t continue to buy ‘sausages’ because I miss the real deal: for me…
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Orange Pip Market – Middlesbrough

We received an email last year about a new market starting up in Middlesbrough called Orange Pip. It sounded really interesting and I was keen to show my support. Unfortunately, as much as we want to cover the whole of…
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Kiln, Ouseburn – Review

I was thrilled to hear about Kiln opening in Ouseburn recently. The area is a culinary hive of activity, with reviewed Cook House appearing on Michel Roux Jnr’s Hidden Restaurants recently and the wholly vegan kitchen of The Ship Inn consistently…
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Thought Foundation, Birtley

I first heard about Thought Foundation through Twitter. An arts and cultural space, there is also a café to enjoy a coffee or let the kids entertain themselves. I was keen to visit myself as I appreciated the spirit behind the…
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