Whether restaurants or takeaways Newcastle has plenty to choose from for vegans.  From burgers to pies, Indian food, or even cakes there is a brilliant range of vegan food to choose from. These vegan delights are a must for vegans and non-vegans.

Research has shown that the pandemic has accelerated the move to Vegan or Vegetarian food at a speed not seen before.  It is predicted that by 2027 plant-based food demand will further rise by some 11.2%.  So we thought we would go with the trend and feature some of the vegan delights in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Magpye

Magpye’s delicious plant-powered pies are encased in a unique flaky, buttery shortcrust pastry recipe. Full to the brim with vegan versions of everyone’s traditional favourites. Magpye began serving luxurious pie, mash and mushy peas on the banks of the River Tyne from their stylish converted horsebox trailer. They are still regular traders at Newcastle’s historic Quayside market and also at Jesmond food market where you can buy pies to bake at home.

Magpye uses 100% vegan ingredients and organic flour milled in the UK. Their vegetables are sourced locally and they source other ingredients from cooperative, ethical suppliers. They insist on using plant-based, compostable packaging.  Read more about Magpye here. 

Little Green

Little Green is a vegan restaurant designed for the family. They have a dedicated, passionate team of chefs who create seasonal, high-quality vegan dishes that anyone, vegan or not, will enjoy. Sustainability, using fresh ingredients, collaborating with local businesses and offering a high-quality service to their customers is at the heart of what they do.

Little Green offer an inclusive space, friendly service, good quality locally sourced coffees, healthy drinks, cocktails, local beers and organic wines. They have a substantial outside space (which seats 28) and a very spacious indoor restaurant. The restaurant is also dog friendly. with an eclectic clientele including families, students, groups of friends, vegans and non-vegans. In fact anyone who enjoys good quality comfort food, with that little extra something.  Read more about Little Green here.

Karma Kitchen

Karma Kitchen is a  small family run business that prides itself on delivering tasty plant-based meals free from meat or dairy. They also have a gluten-free alternative for every item on our menu including naan bread. During lockdown Karma Kitchen branched out and began nationwide frozen takeaway boxes which will continue as we come out of lockdown, meaning they will be offering their food services anywhere across the UK.

Karma Kitchen not only strives to show people just how good plant-based food can taste, but they are incredibly eco-conscious. This business is continuously making improvements in terms of its packaging in order to reduce its impact on the planet. Some of their packaging even includes boxes made from sugarcane which are totally biodegradable. They also send their frozen takeaway boxes out via a carbon-neutral courier meaning there is a large reduction in this businesses carbon footprint.  Read more about Karma Kitchen here.

Fat Hippo

Fat Hippo is an independent burger restaurant. They specialise in the best burgers, loaded fries and more.  As well as their signature beef and boneless buttermilk chicken patties, which come with free fries as standard, Fat Hippo have also got a carefully designed range of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.  This makes it a great place to go with a group of vegan and non-vegans.  Read more about Fat Hippo here. 

So there we have our Newcastle Vegan delights.  There is no doubt more and more restaurants will need to consider their vegan offer going forward.  And so what about you vegans, where do you eat out?