With vegan and vegetarian food becoming more and more popular, in almost every restaurant you go to you’ll be able to find vegan options. But often restaurants lack variation, and in comparison to the options given to meat eaters, the can seem a little bland. Luckily, Newcastle is bursting with restaurants which take vegan food seriously - so here is a guide to where you can find them.
By far my favourite vegan restaurant in Newcastle, Supernatural is located close to Central station and boasts a range of options for both light lunches and main meals.
What I love about this restaurant is that they offer meat and dairy free alternatives which are full of flavour, and go beyond burgers and fake chicken. Their alternatives to classics such as a BLT or a cheese toastie are unlike anything I’ve seen elsewhere. Whilst they might not taste exactly like the “real thing”, they’re great for vegans and meat eaters alike.
Situated in Sandyford, Little Green is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s perhaps most popular for its brunches, offering a vegan full English and other cooked breakfasts, alongside seasonal French toast options. But it’s not just great for breakfast food, from curries to pizzas, Little Green has great choices for later in the day as well. Their drinks are also outstanding, with bright and colourful smoothies as well as a wide range of hot drinks.
The Ship Inn
Found in Ouseburn, the Ship Inn has a fully vegan kitchen. They offer great meat-free alternatives to pub classics such as fish and chips and chicken wings. All their beer is vegan too, as an added bonus!
Karma Kitchen Cafe
If you’re looking for something quicker, why not head to Bigg market to try Karma Kitchen Cafe. This family run restaurant offers an entirely vegan Indian menu, with a variety of spice levels. They also deliver, so you don’t even need to leave your house to get great vegan food.
Whilst the next two choices are not fully vegan restaurants, I’m including them as they have a great range of plant-based meals.
With their “build your own pizza” option, Pizza Punks on Grey Street allows you to make any pizza vegan by using their vegan mozzarella. Whilst many pizza restaurants provide one vegan choice, this is a cut above as you can choose any toppings you like.
The Tanners Arms
This popular pub can be found on the outskirts of Ouseburn, providing a modern twist on pub classics. They have a huge variety of burgers, alongside loaded wings, nachos and much more. What’s great about this pub is they offer a plant-based version of almost all of their meals.
There are far too many restaurants with great vegan options for me to mention in this article. However, with this guide, you should be able to find a vegan meal to satisfy any craving.