I’ve been in the mood for pizza a lot of late, which seems to be evident on the pages of this blog. Having visited The Bohemian quite a while ago to try out Boho Vegan Pizza Co’s offering in the throes of launching the business (which you can read here) I felt it was time to return. At the time I wasn’t even vegetarian, and I’ve definitely found my palate has changed – especially when it comes to vegan cheese. Instead of shuddering at the thought, some I would happily eat over ‘the real deal’ these days, especially now I have watched videos on the dairy industry 🙁 Anyway, enough of that! Those not familiar with Boho, it is the only exclusively vegetarian/vegan eatery open on an evening in central Newcastle at present.
In my last review I said felt the pizzas had slightly soggy bases. I couldn’t work out whether too much cheese was used or it hadn’t been cooked through properly. Mr. Canny didn’t share my opinion and we agreed to disagree. We subsequently discovered that a new pizza oven was being installed in The Bohemian’s kitchen to prepare for the launch of their delivery service, which would certainly put paid to the base issue. At the time of writing (6th March 2017) this side of the business was finally up and running, operating via Deliveroo. All of the items available on the menu are vegan, including coleslaw and Chocolate Brownies.
We both decided to try out different starters to ones we’ve had in the past. Mr. Canny chose the Mini Meze to share with Dinky, who is becoming a hummus fiend. I opted for the Fully Loaded Nachos, which came topped with guacamole and salsa. A vegetarian and gluten free version is available on request.
Like with our recent post about Ernest in Ouseburn, we felt there was more bread needed to mop up the hummus. I’ll confess to using some of my nachos to ‘help’ Mr. Canny finish the board.
Mains arrived swiftly in the form of a Chilli Dog Calzone for him and a Hawaiian Pizza (both 10.95) for me. Stuffed with vegan hot dogs, Mr. Canny’s Calzone was quite filling with a side of fries and onion rings. It’s a shame they were processed and not cooked from scratch, it has to be said. No soggy bottoms though!
We couldn’t visit and not try out a dessert, and I decided to order Churros from the menu.At other tables there was a lot of gasping as the Walnut & Black Bean Burgers and Jackfruit Kebabs were arriving at other tables. It seems people can’t get enough of The Bohemian’s take on vegan ‘junk food’ and that’s great to hear.
Served with molten chocolate and quite a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar these are definitely a pud to share. Dinky also enjoyed this dessert, which shows how similar is to her mummy. She left the restaurant with chocolatey chops 🙂
If you haven’t already visited The Bohemian you absolutely must if you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just fancy something a bit different. There are lots of places in Newcastle that happily accommodate vegans, but we should always remember and support the local businesses that cater for us specifically too. With the takeaway side of the business in full swing it looks like The Bohemian (and Boho Vegan Pizza Company) are going from strength to strength.
Thanks for reading,