Light Bites

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

Dog Friendly Newcastle

My friend and I are planning a brunch ‘date’ this weekend and had a long winded conversation about where we could visit in and around Newcastle that’s dog friendly with her beloved pooch. I thought others may have also struggled…
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Junk It Up Opens in Newcastle

Based on the Canny Food blog over the last month or so you’d think all that’s available to vegans in restaurants is pizza. There was a time where we’d be whipped into an online frenzy about vegan cheese, as well…
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Filmore and Union Opens in Jesmond

Filmore & Union has expanded its offering in Newcastle this week beyond their small outlet within Central Station. Taking over the unit previously occupied by Adriano’s Deli and No. 32 on Acorn Road in Jesmond, this is Filmore & Union’s…
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Vegan Birmingham – Where to Try

We recently visited Birmingham for a concert and faced the usual conundrum when hitting a new city. Of course, Happy Cow came to the rescue and the Teen and I were able to happily fill our boots during the duration…
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Wildflower Cafe relocates to Gateshead

Wildflower’s closure on Westgate Road earlier in the year was a disappointing turn of events in the vegan community. At a time when plant-based food is gaining popularity, it was a shame to see the cafe (and Sweet Memories at…
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Tesco’s New Free From Vegan Cheeses

Supermarket Free From ranges like the ones found in Tesco and Sainsbury’s are going from strength to strength. There definitely seems to be an acknowledgement that providing these alternatives is a money spinner for the high street and, while I…
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Christmas Pastry Stars – Vegan Baking Ideas

Now that Halloween is out of the way my attention has turned to Christmas and what we’ll be eating during the festive season. It was always the focus before I became vegan and now is certainly no different! I still…
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Dat Bar, Newcastle*

I recently read an article that suggested vegans make up 0.5% of the population in the UK. I was surprised by the stats, especially as everywhere I seem to turn at the moment there’s a vegan menu popping up. Not…
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Vegan Ready Meals – Our Recommendations

It would be great if we had lots of time to spend in the kitchen but with work and other commitments it doesn’t always work out that way. It can also be a problem if you work somewhere that has…
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