It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the fabulous Tynemouth Market, held on a Saturday and Sunday in the Victorian grandeur of the converted metro station. A treasure trove for those seeking bargains galore, it is also a great place for foodies like myself. I was impressed with how many stalls had vegan options available too, although my purse certainly took a hammering during the visit! I’ve put together a photo diary of the local producers we met during our wander. It is definitely worth popping down, rain or shine.
It’s a good idea to make sure you have cash on you as many of the stallholders don’t take card payments. That said, it was probably a blessing for me as I’d end up rolling home with all of the tasty food options on offer!
It was good to see some new faces in the market too, like the Armenian Family Street Bakery and Momo Nepalese Street Food, although there weren’t vegan alternatives available at these stalls that I could see. Square Roots had vegetarian and vegan options on offer.
The big revelation for me was A Brownie a Day. I often find myself scurrying past cake stalls so as not to tempt myself as so few offer egg and/or dairy free goodies. I was pleasantly surprised to see not just one but 6 vegan brownies on offer here! It took a lot of restraint not to buy them all as they can be frozen, especially when I have a serious sweet tooth at the moment. I took one home for each of us and I managed to bag the Oreo before anyone else could claim it. I think anyone buying their treats, vegan or otherwise, would be mighty impressed by what A Brownie a Day are doing. I wish I had bought more, but it gives me an excuse to pop down to Tynemouth Market again! My friend tried out Acropolis for their Greek gyros and gave it the thumbs up. There’s grilled halloumi available for the veggies but nothing I could try out, more’s the pity. Local produce was also on offer from the likes of Geordie Bangers and it was good to see Tap Garden again, who were serving up their seasonal handmade soft drinks in the sunshine. Like many of the markets we have in the North East, Tynemouth is a mecca for those passionate about supporting local and good food.
Thanks for reading,