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Working our way through the menu at Grumpy Panda

If you’ve already read our previous review of Grumpy Panda – the North East’s first vegan diner experience – you’ll know we were big fans of the ‘junk food’ on offer. Its proximity to where I live means it is almost…
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Tempura Cauliflower, Vegan Style

After successfully creating a batter to make tasty Banana Fritters I wondered if I’d be able to knock up a batch of vegan friendly tempura to coat veggies in. I think my mix might have worked even better using carbonated…
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Boat Noodle Newcastle – Review

I took the family along for a leisurely lunch at Boat Noodle recently to give this newly opened establishment on Leazes Lane a go. The menu online mentioned vegetarian options but nothing leapt out as being suitable for vegans. I…
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Wildflower Vegan Cheeze Subscription Boxes – Review

One of the many reasons people cite for not turning vegan is cheese. I’ll admit it was one of my original stumbling blocks, fearing the dairy free alternatives in the supermarkets that I’d tried historically were the best accessible. Thankfully…
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The Tyne Bar, Newcastle

When people ask about vegan pub grub the default recommendation is The Ship Inn, Newcastle’s first pub with an all-vegan food menu. I was surprised to learn that another watering hole close by was also serving up plentiful plant-based food…
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Roasted Chickpeas – Vegan Snacks

As mentioned a few times on this very blog, chickpeas are a wonder product for vegans. The water they sit in (if buying the tinned variety) can be used to make meringues, the legume itself turns into falafel or vegan…
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VietCafe, Newcastle – Review

Occupying the spot once held by KFC at the top of the infamous Bigg Market in Newcastle is VietCafe, which purports to offer a taste of Vietnam to diners looking for something a bit different to the Greggs and kebab shops…
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Fell’s Kitchen Revisit, Gateshead

News reached us that local restaurant Fell’s Kitchen had changed hands recently. I’d previously taken the Teen for a birthday meal last year and had been impressed by the value for money and friendly staff on our first visit (which…
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Camber Coffee, Newcastle

It is exciting to hear about all of the independents that seem to be springing up in Newcastle at the moment. After visiting Sky Apple’s Friday night chippy, Grumpy Panda in Gateshead, and discovering Vegano, it seems like the market…
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Quilliam Bros, Newcastle

There are some places I’ve visited over the years that have not made it to the pages of the blog. It has often been that I’ve simply not had the time to write anything up in a timely fashion, which…
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