the ship inn

The Ship Inn, Ouseburn

I kicked off my pledge to go plant-based with a visit to Newcastle’s only fully-vegan pub, The Ship Inn. Located opposite Ouseburn Farm, The Ship Inn seems like any other trendy pub. Branding itself as a ‘superfood pub’, this place serves exclusively vegan food – but without the label. To me, this is pretty cool as sometimes the label ‘vegan’ can turn people off or make people think of bland, tasteless food – The Ship Inn is anything but!

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Quick bite: Time Banh Mi, Grainger Street

Recently we discovered Vietnamese sandwich shop, Time Banh Mi on Grainger Street is more than just a quirky Subway, but actually a great place to get a fast bite to eat and some decent veggie options too – despite the meat-heavy menu!

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thai curry tofu

Recipe: Thai-style Tofu and Vegetable Curry (Gluten Free and Vegan!)

It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. Since giving up meat for good, I have to admit I have fallen into the habit of eating the same thing most weeks. Experimenting with food can be hard when you have spent six years nailing what you can and can’t eat but every so often I do give a new dish a go! I threw this curry together for lunches this week – I’ve called it Thai-inspired as it’s not a thai recipe (it’s not a recipe at all, so apologies for the rough quantities) but it’s a good example of how gluten free vegetarian food can still be exciting – in fact this one is even suitable for vegans!

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Nudo Noodle House, Low Friar Street

As big fans of Nudo Sushi Box, it occurred to us at the weekend that that we have never actually been to the mothership. We decided to head along to Nudo Noodle House, which is located just behind The Gate on Low Friar Street, for a late lunch on Bank Holiday Monday. We were easily persuaded by the dozens of positive reviews online as well as the readily available gluten free and vegetarian menus, since Craig has now officially given up meat.

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