Weekly Round Up

Sometimes popping into a cafe for a cake or a sandwich doesn’t warrant a full blog post, so I’m going to do a Round Ups of such visits in future. It also makes it easier now I’m juggling work, being pregnant, the lethargy I feel ( 3 months to go!) and other bits and pieces. Rest assured, meals will still garner a proper review.

Guilt Free Kitchen, Hebburn

I heard about Guilt Free Kitchen, located within the new leisure/library facility in the town centre, on Facebook. I saw a post about healthy juices and called in to see what they had to offer vegan Mr. Canny. I picked up one of their Super 7 smoothies and a packet of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Bites (£3) for him as we were powering through our house move. Jnr also had one of their Banoffee Milkshakes, which didn’t seem so healthy. An interesting idea, I’m just not sure how the local clientele will respond. I spied a bacon sarnie on the menu, and I’m not sure how ‘guilt free’ that is! Maybe that’s where the appeal for the Hebburnites will lie.image image image

The Bohemian, Newcastle

Mr. Canny and I returned to Boho for a slice of vegan Apple and Cinnamon Cake and a pot of tea after shopping one afternoon last week. The cake was deliciously moist and you couldn’t tell it was egg free. The apple in the cake mix, I believe, stopped it from drying out. They had an array of cakes on offer, and it is reasonably priced. Along with the fab Pink Lane Coffee, this street in Newcastle is a great destination for an afternoon treat. Or a pint, should you be so inclined!imageimage

Frankie & Benny’s, Washington

I kid you not! We popped in for their £5.95 Lunch Menu when out curtain shopping. We’re so rock ‘n’ roll. I heard they catered for vegans so decided to put them to the test. The food was ok, although you could tell the cheaper price meant smaller portions. I’d have preferred Pizza by the Slice or Cal’s Own, unsurprisingly. I had Zucchini Fritto (£4.25) as a starter, which were very enjoyable. Were they as good as Byron’s Courgette Fries? Hmmm, the jury’s still out on that one.image image image

Blk Coffee, Heaton

I called in for a breakfast on the go at the weekend as I’d heard such good things about Blk Coffee. They had some fantastic pastries and cakes on offer, as well as sandwiches. I had a croissant smothered in Nutella and a Brownie chaser.. not the healthiest breakfast I’ve had 🙂 Not drinking coffee means I can’t really advise on what’s hot and what’s not in terms of the blends they sell, but when Mr. Canny returns with me I’m sure we can do an update.imageimage image

The Naked Deli, Heaton

Another day, another breakfast! Also on Chillingham Road is the fantastic Naked Deli. On this occasion I picked up a Banana, Maple, Cinnamon and Quinoa Porridge to go for Mr. Canny. This was accompanied by a Super Smoothie Bowl of Oats and Berries. Very virtuous. There aren’t many vegan or veggie options on the menu, but for those trying to eat clean this is the place to visit. I recently wrote about their availability in the revamped Fenwick Food Hall, meaning those in the city centre could help themselves to a healthy lunchtime alternative on the go.image

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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  1. samantha rickelton

    My kids LOVE Frankie and Benny’s and I will admit it’s somewhere me and Steve used to visit a lot when tied with a trip to the cinema years ago. I am really not a fan now and think most of their food is really over priced and their portions are small. For the kids though it’s perfect – £4.25 for 2 courses, a side of veg, unlimited ‘mocktails’ and activity pack and balloon is fabulous. I usually order the BBQ chicken pizza x

    1. Emma Phillips (Post author)

      I’d not been for ages. I’m not sure I’d return for anything other than a special offer or, as you’ve said, we’re at the cinema x

  2. Katie

    Frankie + Bennys is one of those places you visit for tea after work, not a date or special occasion.

    You get what you pay for and you are guaranteed its the same no matter which one you go to.

    It’s a step above wetherspoons for me, but without the pissheads!


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