Light Bites

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

Kafeneon – Review

We’ll not bore you with the tale of how we ended up in Kafeneon on a sunny Sunday afternoon (saving that for a corker of a post) but we were relieved to see a sticker on the window stating that…
Read more

Violife Chicken Slices – Review

Violife, the non-dairy cheese producer from Greece, have branched out into mock meats! That’s right, Tofurky have a challenger on the vegan sandwich filling front. Having already made a name for themselves producing a wide variety of vegan cheeses, Violife…
Read more

Asda Jam Doughnuts – Accidentally Vegan?

Yes, I’ve been on the hunt for more SFV doughtnuts. It’s little wonder that my jeans are more snug than they used to be! I was passing a small Asda when I remembered we needed kitty litter. Such a glamorous…
Read more

Newcastle Tap – Review

When it’s pouring down with rain, you haven’t done the ‘big shop’, and you need a change of scene, sometimes only a trip to the pub will do! Yup, even the woman who has yet to acquire an appreciation for…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more