Light Bites

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

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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Goodlife Foods Frozen Vegan Range*

At the weekend we took advantage of the warm weather and dusted down our BBQ for the first (we hope!) al fresco lunch in the garden. Not expecting temperatures in the high teens we weren’t exactly prepared, but I remembered…
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No 32 – Jesmond welcomes new cafe to Acorn Road

A new café opened its doors in Jesmond last week. No 32 has opened on bustling Acorn Road and is keen to champion locally sourced produce in the former home of Adrianos Deli. The menu features croissants and cold pressed juices from Northern…
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Weekend Food – Tynemouth Market

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the fabulous Tynemouth Market, held on a Saturday and Sunday in the Victorian grandeur of the converted metro station. A treasure trove for those seeking bargains galore, it is also a great place…
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Kells Lane Food Market, Low Fell

Once the Spring arrives it seems we enter into food festival season, with events popping up all over the region. With the Proper Food Festivals as well as the monthly Jesmond Food Market drawing in huge crowds last year, we were pleased to welcome…
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Family Friendly Ideas for Easter Nibbles

Easter is right around the corner, and as I sat and thought about how to celebrate this year, I realized that it is all about the food! Children dream about the sweets and Cadbury Cream Eggs that they’ll find in the…
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Hive Coffee Company, Jarrow

Following the extensive restoration of Jarrow Hall, Hive Coffee Company will be opening its doors this weekend (1st April) within this historic Grade II listed building. Located on the ground floor of the hall, this stylish coffee shop is the coming together of…
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The Alchemist Opens in Newcastle*

Newcastle’s latest cocktail destination The Alchemist is opening soon and a few lucky bloggers got to take a sneaky peek ahead of its official unveiling tonight (21st March). I’ve been struck down with the lurgy – again! – so Mr….
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