Light Bites

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

Peppermint Cafe, Morpeth

After discovering a cafe in Morpeth that was amenable to vegetarians and vegans when organising Vegan Restaurant Week I stuck it on my ‘to-visit’ list. Last Saturday I was tired and hangry after driving over 100 miles for my day not…
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Tea Sutra Lunch, Newcastle

I’m a big fan of a cuppa and a slice of cake, if my fan girl behaviour towards Quilliam Bros recently is anything to go by, and you definitely can’t go wrong with a good brew. There’s certainly no such…
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Working our way through the menu at Grumpy Panda

If you’ve already read our previous review of Grumpy Panda – the North East’s first vegan diner experience – you’ll know we were big fans of the ‘junk food’ on offer. Its proximity to where I live means it is almost…
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Wildflower Vegan Cheeze Subscription Boxes – Review

One of the many reasons people cite for not turning vegan is cheese. I’ll admit it was one of my original stumbling blocks, fearing the dairy free alternatives in the supermarkets that I’d tried historically were the best accessible. Thankfully…
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The Tyne Bar, Newcastle

When people ask about vegan pub grub the default recommendation is The Ship Inn, Newcastle’s first pub with an all-vegan food menu. I was surprised to learn that another watering hole close by was also serving up plentiful plant-based food…
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VietCafe, Newcastle – Review

Occupying the spot once held by KFC at the top of the infamous Bigg Market in Newcastle is VietCafe, which purports to offer a taste of Vietnam to diners looking for something a bit different to the Greggs and kebab shops…
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Camber Coffee, Newcastle

It is exciting to hear about all of the independents that seem to be springing up in Newcastle at the moment. After visiting Sky Apple’s Friday night chippy, Grumpy Panda in Gateshead, and discovering Vegano, it seems like the market…
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Quilliam Bros, Newcastle

There are some places I’ve visited over the years that have not made it to the pages of the blog. It has often been that I’ve simply not had the time to write anything up in a timely fashion, which…
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Vegano’s Debut at Kells Lane Market

The Kells Lane Food Market held its monthly event yesterday (1st July) in Gateshead. I took Dinky along for a wander round the food stalls as I’d heard on the grapevine that a new business was using the market as…
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Little Piece of Sky Chippy, Heaton

Following on from the news Grumpy Panda were set to open imminently in Gateshead I discovered veggie cafe Sky Apple were starting to open their Little Piece of Sky Deli later on a Friday night to serve up dishes usually…
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