Light Bites

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

Nando’s New Vegan Options

Another week, another chain announcing more vegetarian and vegan dishes. Great news for the community, bad news for my purse and waistline! Many within the vegan community were bitterly disappointed at the fact these new additions to the Nando’s menu…
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My Top 10 Vegan Cheeses

It was great to see local artisan cashew cheese producer Tyne Chease feature on The Independent’s Top 10 Vegan Cheese list recently. Reading through the selection made me wonder what I’d rate in my own recommendations. Since veganism came into…
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Time Banh Mi, Newcastle

It is great to be able to share menus where I’m surprised by more than one vegan option. That was certainly the case when I recently popped into Time Banh Mi, a Vietnamese street food cafe located on Newcastle’s historic…
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IKEA – There’s more than just furniture!

We recently became aware that furniture giant IKEA had launched a vegan Cheese & Mushroom Toastie as part of their restaurant range. Although not exactly famed for their food offering, this was huge news in the vegan community as it…
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Burger, The Gate

“Do we really need another BBQ/burger/pizza joint (delete as appropriate) in the city centre?” When we heard about Burger opening in The Gate, a reasonably new player in the already saturated burger market, we groaned. The above question is asked…
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Let Them Eat Cake, Heaton

It is great to see independent businesses popping up all over Newcastle, especially when – from an entirely selfish point of view – they offer vegan alternatives. Yesterday (Saturday 24th Sept) a new cake shop opened in Heaton, not far…
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Aurora Kitchen, Newcastle

During a recent conversation with a friend regarding what we are missing in Newcastle food-wise, we both bemoaned the lack of something geared towards healthier choices. While Heaton and Gosforth have a Naked Deli, we struggled to suggest anywhere other…
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Carnaby’s, Northumberland

After a relaxing morning being pampered at Doxford Hall’s Spa I was in need of a healthy but filling lunch. Not being to familiar with this corner of Northumberland and having my dietary requirements meant I was caught on the…
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Sunday Brunch at Thought Foundation

You may recall earlier in the year I wrote a post about a newly opened cafe in Birtley called Thought Foundation. I was really impressed with this arts/cultural hub and wanted to return with Dinky. It seemed child friendly, the…
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