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Breakfast at The Journey, Newcastle

Earlier in the year I popped into a relatively new cafe in Newcastle to give it a try, just before the start of the first Vegan Restaurant Week. I was impressed by The Journey’s vegan food offering and was happy…
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Vegan Afternoon Tea – The Running Fox, Felton

During a week where I ate 3 afternoon teas I’d hoped the best had been saved for last. The Running Fox, located up the Northumberland Coast, is somewhere I’d raved about in my pre-vegan days. Their pies and cakes were…
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Ben and Jerry’s Dairy Free Hits the UK

Twitter and Facebook is awash at the moment with chatter about Ben & Jerry’s dairy free varieties hitting the shelves of Tesco. Exclusively available at the supermarket chain until Jan 2018, there was a real buzz as people shared places…
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Mannaza, Newcastle

Tucked away down a cobbled passage way close to Stowell Street is Mannaza, billed as a Korean Grill House. We’d wanted to try it out for a number of years but had wondered whether our ‘fussiness’ would be accommodated. Even…
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Morrisons Doughtnuts – Accidentally Vegan?

There is a popular misconception that veganism is all about being healthy. While I’m conscious about the ingredients my food contains, this does not mean I’m adverse to the odd treat or 4. One of the exciting things about my…
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Seaham Hall Afternoon Tea

I have been on a bit of a campaign of late. Hearing about more establishments offering vegan afternoon teas here in the North East, it became my mission to try them all. It’s a hard job, but someone has to…
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Sunday Brunch at Thought Foundation

You may recall earlier in the year I wrote a post about a newly opened cafe in Birtley called Thought Foundation. I was really impressed with this arts/cultural hub and wanted to return with Dinky. It seemed child friendly, the…
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Why I Made The Switch – My Vegan Journey

I’ll apologise in advance for this slightly indulgent post but a few people contacted me and said it would be good to hear more about why I made the switch over to a meat free diet. One thing I’m very…
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Cornflake Tart – Vegan Dessert Recipe

It was always a good day at primary school if there was Cornflake Tart for dessert. I’m not sure of this is something exclusively Northern in its inception as I have known people look perplexed at the concept of a…
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Cheap Eats in the Toon

Judging by the popularity of my Top Ten Newcastle Lunches I think there are a few people in the Toon who like a bargain. I decided it needed to be revised as in the year since I posted my last…
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