Newcastle’s Grainger Market – Where to eat as a Vegan

One of my most popular posts to date was a round up of all the lovely food traders in Newcastle’s historic Grainger Market. There have been a few new additions to their offer since this post, so thought it was time to write something new. After approaching traders about Vegan Restaurant Week I was pleasantly surprised by all the meat and dairy-free food options that are on offer. We hope you get some inspiration for your next lunch break or Saturday amble. It is also worth popping into Hoam Grown for fresh organic produce and Pumphrey’s for an oat milk latte to fuel your visit too 🙂

Little Italy

We were impressed to see vegan options clearly labelled on the menu at the Grainger Market’s newest food outlet. Little Italy is the sister establishment of the folk who own Pizza By The Slice, so you know the scran is going to be good. You can read a full review here.

The French Oven

Photo Credit: The French Oven Instagram

With a range of freshly baked goodies that are suitable for vegans on offer every single day like pizzas, just let the French Oven staff know about your dietary requirements and they will recommend what’s available.

Nan Bei 

I was surprised to learn ahead of Vegan Restaurant Week that Nan Bei created dumplings that are suitable for vegans. I didn’t get a chance to pop along during the event, but was able to visit the following week to try them out. With Spinach or Tofu & Vegetable fillings available, this is a great value lunch option or snack as your wandering through the market.

They were even given a big thumbs up from Dinky 🙂

Pet Lamb Patisserie

Photo Credit: Pet Lamb Patisserie Instagram

Yes, this beauty is vegan! The Pet Lamb ladies do, on occasion, create dairy and egg-free cakes to sell in their shop in the Grainger Market. It is worth following them on Instagram to get a heads up when one is on sale. They also make cakes to order, so if you have a birthday coming up it is worth ordering one in advance. I have used this service over the years for the Teen and have always been impressed with the quality and prices.

La Petite Creperie

Photo Credit: La Petite Creperie Instagram

The Teen’s favourite place to visit in the market, La Petite Creperie have buckwheat galettes available that are suitable for vegans. With toppings available like Biscoff, Maple Syrup & Banana or Spinach & Pine Nuts, there’s something whether you have a sweet or savoury tooth!

Fez Food

Another tenant I was surprised to learn had vegan options available every day was Fez Food. I naturally had to pop in for a quick lunch to see what was on offer.
With a wide range of fillings for jacket potatoes that are meat, dairy and egg free, there was a lot more choice than I expected.I loved the aesthetic of Fez Food and if it weren’t for the Geordie lilt of those chatting around me I could have been transported back to a Turkish souk.
I ordered a Falafel wrap, which was made omitting yoghurt to make it suitable for a vegan. The falafel itself is not made from the usual chickpea, so those who aren’t keen on this veggie staple can breathe a sigh of relief. Fez mixed potato and vegetables to create theirs, which is lighter and less greasy than other we’ve eaten of late. If you love Hummus this is your dream place to eat in Newcastle! It was great to see a vegan menu prominently displayed on the counter, and I found the prices reasonable. I shared my lunch with Dinky on this occasion, but I’m looking forward to returning with Mr. Canny in the near future. With freshly squeezed juices, a variety of teas and a beautifully presented counter with homemade dips on offer, Fez Food is a must-visit if you’re in the market.

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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  1. catherine hooper

    That’s great that you have so much choice in the market. Love the grainger market and don’t go often enough

    1. Emma Phillips (Post author)

      If I worked in the city centre I’d head there every day for lunch:)

  2. Nyomi

    This is great Emma. Really helpful guide. I’m pleased to see so much choice for vegans there.

    1. Emma Phillips (Post author)

      Worryingly for my waistband 😂


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