Pet Lamb is quite possibly the most addictive, enchanting and winsome sweet treat vendor I have ever laid my lips on. Purveyors of all things sweet (and sometimes salty), the Pet Lamb girls are running Newcastle’s best kept secret from within the walls of our beloved Grainger Market.
Don’t be fooled by the tiny unit in the Grainger Market, Pet Lamb is an immense sensory experience from even before you step foot in the door. The interior is decorated in a perfectly kitsch ’50s style, and I must say some the best branding design I have ever seen. With all goods baked on the premises, the smell of brownies and cupcakes is intoxicating upon entering. All the treats are labelled and on display in the glass cabinet, ready for you to take your pick.
On my first visit, I went with the Salty Sweet bar, which make a Snickers seem healthy. Filled with salted peanuts and melted Crunchie, this was one of the most indulgent things I have ever eaten, and it took me three sessions to finish. These girls don’t scrimp on the portions, that’s for sure.
On my next visit, following the trend of savoury and sweet, I picked up a Salted Caramel Brownie which was baked to perfection – crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside.
The girls also offer a wide selection of cakes and treats for pre-ordering which can be ordered from the website. If you’re out and about in town anytime soon and decide you no longer need your teeth, pass on the Starbucks and head down to Pet Lamb for some of the best baked good you’ve ever tasted in the most charming setting.