Celebrate World Vegan Day in Newcastle
Whether you’re a proud vegan or curious carnivore, Newcastle is home to some delightful plant-based scran for you to tuck into this World Vegan Day!
The days of people assuming vegans could only eat salads are well and truly gone! We’re living in a golden age of vegan scran and Gazed’s delectable donuts are all the proof you need. These plant-based treats are the latest addition to the Grainger Market’s stellar line-up of independent food traders. These handmade iced delights look stunning and the team at Glazed are always coming up with innovative new flavours and specials to keep your taste buds tantalized! Their strawberry granola donut is an absolute stand-out for us, the crunch and fruity filling are a match made in heaven. Don’t forget to grab an oaty coffee whilst you’re there for that extra caffeine kick!
Super Natural Cafe
Super tasty food at a super cosy cafe? Yes please! Super Natural Cafe is one Newcastle most loved and longest serving vegan cafes. The Grainger Street hangout boasts a menu stacked head-to-toe with lush vegan sandwiches, paninis, beers and cocktails! That’s right, if you want a vegan tipple this unassuming cafe is open until 9pm and will serve you up crisp plant-based pints to enjoy in their mega-chilled out space. This amazingly versatile vegan chill-spot is a must visit when you’re in town with your meat-free chums!
It seems the Grainger Market is slowly turning into a vegan foodie mecca and we couldn’t be more chuffed about the amount of plant-based delights you can find all under one roof! This time we’re going savoury with simply delicious Indian dishes at Snackwallah. This amazing little gem has built a reputation for super healthy vegan food with an authentic Asian flavour. Their chaat chickpea salads are colourful kaleidoscopes of flavour and an all around treat for the senses. A mix of aromatic spices, chilli, onion, tomatoes, lemon and zingy chaat, this dish is a must try for plant-based spice enthusiasts. Be sure to cool off your palette with one of Snackwallah’s signature fresh fruit lassi shakes for a truly taste bud pleasing experience.
The Naked Deli
Don’t worry, the staff are fully clothed, it’s the food that’s naked! And by naked we mean healthy, nutritious and down right tasty. Since setting up shop next to Grey’s Monument, The Naked Deli has been a popular spot for both vegans and carnivores looking for that health-kick to get them through a busy day in the city. Keeping our focus on the tantalising vegan side of the menu, you can indulge in the flavourful Sticky Hoisin Tempeh Naked Bowl or go for a heartier bite with the scrumptious Vegan Burger. Honestly, this burger is so good it’ll have your most committed meat-eating friends looking at you with envy! Did we mention they also do mouth watering plant-based brownies and protein shakes? Sign us up!
Three words. Vegan. Sausage. Roll. The Geordie institution that is Greggs started a plant-based revolution in 2019 when they dropped their oh-so delicious vegan sausage roll. It quickly became Newcastle’s second biggest export behind broon ale! The VSR was so lush it turned even the most staunch carnivores over to the plant side, becoming one of Greggs’ greatest success stories. It was so popular in-fact that it inspired the bakers in blue to release even more vegan options, like vegan sausage sarnies, ham and cheeze baguettes and the sausage, bean and cheeze melt. Greggs so no sign of stopping in their vegan crusade and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
Tea Sutra Teahouse
Fancy a cuppa? Settle down and unwind at Tea Sutra Teahouse; a haven of tranquility, lush vegan snacks and delicious tea hidden away on Leazes Park Road. This cosy space of relaxation is just what you need after a day on your feet pursuing all the vegan delights Newcastle has to offer. The laid-back atmosphere and comfy seating make this a popular hangout spot for fans of plant-based treats and good vibes. Enjoy a handmade cake whilst nattering the day away with your pals. Chill out. Take it easy. Pour a cup and let loose. You deserve it!
Vegan up your mash with Magpye!
Our pals at Magpye, the plant-powered pie sellers that have been taking over the North East, have kindly given us the lowdown on how they do the mouthwatering mash that accompanies their pies! Try it for yourself with the recipe below!
1kg maris piper potatoes
50ml plant based cream (we use home made cashew cream)
50ml plant milk (oat works amazingly)
2tsp olive oil
Cut potatoes into small-ish cubes, around 1.5-2cm Place potatoes into cold water and bring to the boil
Simmer for 11-12 mins until potatoes are cooked through but not starting to break apart
Drain potatoes and put back into warm pan to dry
Use a ricer or a masher to mash potatoes
Place back into warm pan, add cream, milk, oil and salt and whip potatoes until creamy and delicious magpye.co.uk