Newcastle's independent food venues now that Stack's gone

The city is filled with some great food and drink gems, here are some of them!

Maud Webster
1st May 2022
Image: Instagram(@stacknewcastle)
We’re hit with the news that Newcastle’s Stack has closed. For those who don’t know, the Stack were lots of shipping containers near Monument which hosted live music and dozens of local food vendors. But where can you get a similar Stack vibe around Newcastle now?

BY THE RIVER BREW CO

Hop over the river into Gateshead and By The River Brew Co offers a very similar atmosphere to the Stack, with the same deal in terms of lots of tasty food outlets clustered into disused shipping containers and a mile of tables to choose from. It’s by the river and lacks the huge digital advertising screen. Other than that, similar vibes if you’re desperate for your Stack fix.

MARKETS 

Markets are also a great option if you’re wanting to sample a heft of different local, independent food outlets. Two main ones which come to mind are the infamous Quayside Market, every Sunday on the Quayside (as the name suggests), and then Jesmond Market, which is held on Armstrong Bridge every other Sunday.

The other STACK...

Whilst the Pilgrim Street Stack has closed its doors, Seaburn Stack has another five years left on its lease and owners suggest it's not going anywhere. So you could always hop on the Metro and have some tipples and nibbles at the SEASIDE STACK.

Other nice places

Di Meo's in Ouseburn/ Image: Maud Webster

Newcastle is brimming with delicious independent food options, catering across all diets and tastes. The Ouseburn is teeming with different bakeries, pubs, cafes and restaurants all owned independently, notably including Thali Tray, Northern Rye, Di Meo's Gelato and Tyne Bar. Trek a bit further East and the Chillingham Road area also has plenty to offer, including Sky Apple Cafe, Heaton Perk and Brew & Bite.

Sky Apple Cafe on Heaton Road/ Image: Maud Webster

Just 'cos the Stack's closed that doesn't mean there isn't a plenty of fantastic independent food options across this fine city. Go for a little wonder or browse on Google Maps and see what else you can find...

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AUTHOR: Maud Webster
she/they | third year architecture & urban planning student @ newcastle | co-head of culture for the 21/22 academic year

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