There may have been a time where eating out on a plant-based diet seemed an impossible task, but thanks to a new generation of adopters following the conscious, healthy lifestyle, there’s more choice than ever before.
Newcastle has seen a surge in vegan-friendly eateries and menu offerings pop up over the past couple of years, so we have rounded up some of the best ones well worth a visit, whether you’re vegan or not.
Junk It Up Right by Central Station on Pink Lane is Junk It Up. It does what it says on the tin – it’s perfect for those after a meat-free fast food fix. Southern fried ‘fricken’, ‘fricken’ burger, vegan kebabs and pizza fries are all on the menu and it’s open every day.
Super Natural Café Also close to the train station, you will find eatery and coffee shop Super Natural Café. Offering vegan and vegetarian food, you can pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It even runs regular events. Big appetite? Why not indulge in delicious stacked pancakes, curry or a burger? There’s plenty of choice and the reviews are great.
The Naked Deli Even though this isn’t a vegan-only restaurant, The Naked Deli has a fantastic selection of vegan dishes well worth tucking into. In the city centre there’s two – a handy concession in Fenwick Food Hall and a restaurant right by Grey’s Monument. Their mantra is ‘to look good naked, eat naked’, and all food is freshly prepared with nothing processed in sight. On the menu is everything from breakfast to light lunches, bigger plates, clean treats, juices and smoothies – all available to eat in or takeaway.
Filmore & Union Again, not just a vegan restaurant but there are some tempting options at Filmore & Union. Based in John Lewis department store in Newcastle and also in nearby Jesmond, you’ll be spoilt for choice across their breakfasts, lunches and cakes. The Jesmond eatery on Acorn Road also hosts speciality vegan nights on occasion.
Ship Inn, Ouseburn Boasting a vegan kitchen, The Ship Inn based in the creative Ouseburn district is a cosy pub where you can chill with friends and enjoy honest, quality food. With a relaxed atmosphere, an impressive range of ales and freshly made dishes, it’s a firm favourite with vegans in the area and you can even grab a meat-free Sunday lunch.
The Botanist Impressively placed overlooking Grey’s Monument in Newcastle City Centre, The Botanist has lots to offer vegans from bowl food and deli board items to protein-packed quinoa salads.