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 🙂
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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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