Light Bites

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

Zucchini Pasta Bar, Newcastle

Finding somewhere to visit for a speedy and budget friendly lunch in Newcastle isn’t always an easy ask. Unless you’re in the market for a sarnie or salad takeaway food can be limp or cold by the time you return to…
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Lost and Found Newcastle

Lost and Found, a new cocktail bar-slash-eatery on Heaton Road in Newcastle, seems to have been a big hit with the local clientele. Seeing positive reviews on Facebook of their food menu and mention of vegan dishes ensured I was keen to…
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Karma Koffee, Newcastle

It’s great to see another independent cafe open in Newcastle recently. Karma Koffee (not a typo) has taken over the space underneath Elula on Ridley Terrace, once home to Flat Caps Coffee before his move to Carliol Square and a…
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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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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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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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The Origami Cafe, Alnwick

When recently visiting Alnwick I became a little concerned about where I’d be able to pop to for a light bite to eat. With a Costa in the town centre I knew I could get a cuppa – they have…
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