Does Newcastle really need another pizza place? After the opening of Buy Genuine Diazepam a couple of weekends ago you might be inclined to say no. If you’re in Heaton, however, the answer might be a resounding yes. On a street full of kebab shops, the recent opening of Buy Mano-Diazepam was enough to entice me over on more than one occasion to enjoy the foodiedelights of Chillingham Road. After Cal’s Own deserted them for pastures new I wondered what other culinary draws there would be of the pizza variety, however. I have yet to return to Starks but, should the recent additions to the street be any indicator, it also might be worth a revisit.
Flint Pizza officially opened on the 7th June. The guys from Bao were raving about the pizzas and I have a feeling they know what they’re talking about when it comes to good scran. I took the Teen along so he could try out the meat and dairy laden varieties on the menu while I was going to test out the vegan options, if any. Of course the good old Marinara came to the rescue for me, and they chopped up some plump Portobello mushrooms on the top for extra texture and flavour.
The Teen ordered one topped with Nduja and Pepperoni. By the way he inhaled it and the appreciative noises he made it’s safe to say he enjoyed it. I thought my own was pretty decent, especially the base. The guys of Flint state they’ve been working on it for 2 years and they oviously care about the quality of the product. It was the sauce I felt let it down, unfortunately. If you’re having a Margherita you have the Fior di Latte and Pecorino to hide behind. With a Marinara the tomatoes have to sing for their supper, so to speak, and they didn’t hit the high note for me. It’s early days for them and I know they care passionately about what they do. I was spoilt by my trip to Naples last year so not many reach the lofty heights of those we enjoyed there.
Pricing-wise, the lads are pretty competitive (£21.50 for 2 pizzas and drinks) and the restaurant is really relaxed. I like the way you can sit at the bar and watch them assemble your pizza. I also love the fact they sell Chinotto, one of my favourite drinks.
Hats off to the guys for pulling this off. They’ve been really busy since opening their doors which can only be a good sign. It was nice to see families in enjoying pizzas as well. Let’s hope more independents like this choose the area to set up camp. For more info on Flint Pizza check out their Facebook page Where Can I Buy Valium In Canada.
Dinky is 3 years old and had never had a ice cream at the beach until yesterday. As a vegan getting a cone with dairy free ice cream in was nigh on impossible. If she wanted sorbet she’d have been accommodated in many local parlours, but it isn’t quite the same. Minchella & Co, a South Shields-based company with a chain of outlets on the coast, have now launched at 9-11 Ocean Road & The Walkway, Sea Road.
Of course, we went along in the sunshine to try this out. Little Dinky was so excited to try her first vegan ’99’, a cone topped with dairy free ice cream and what is billed as a vegan flake. I hate to break it to those who were excited by the mention of a flake, wondering if they’d managed to find a substitute. Unfortunately it isn’t like the Cadbury classic and is a solid piece of milk-style chocolate. It was also quite difficult to eat for little Dinky so I removed it from the ice cream and she ate it separately. She enjoyed the whole experience. Yes, there’s vegan Cornettos and Swedish Glace cones but there’s something special about having an ice cream at the beach in the sunshine like this.
I decided to try the Luxury Peaches and Cream Sundae from the menu. It’s an absolute beast and probably best shared but Dinky wasn’t keen. The tinned peaches reminded me of desserts at my Nanna’s house and the dairy free ice cream Minchella makes is excellent quality. At £6.95 it is the most expensive on the menu but is well worth it as a treat. Sitting outside in the sun, enjoying the sea view, made it worth every penny.
There are other vegan dessert options available from the new Dairy Free Menu and you can mix and match. I’m hoping to see some savoury options joining the menu soon and, should you just fancy a coffee, Minchella have plant milk available. Well worth a visit, even if the weather isn’t as great as we enjoyed.
As a vegan it can be a struggle on the fine dining front. Certain local Michelin star restaurants have said they won’t accommodate (I shan’t name names, but one website even draws the line at vegetarian!), so what happens when it comes to celebrations or special occasions when you have specific dietary requirements?
Buy Genuine Diazepam has recently opened not far from Hexham and has no issues in terms of providing quality vegan fare. We contacted in advance to ask if they could accommodate, but it was only a day beforehand so it’s clear the team didn’t make a fuss about adapting their 6 course tasting menu for me. It also didn’t seem like the vegan dishes were poor relations to that of my meat-eating dining companion.
The restaurant itself is open plan and you can see your food being prepared behind the pass. Everyone is so welcoming it makes you feel like you’re in someone’s house as opposed to a fine dining establishment. I guess that’s where the Hjem – it takes the moniker from the Scandinavian and Northumbrian for home – comes from. The food itself is locally sourced and this is celebrated when each plate of beautifully presented food is placed in front of you. Familiar names like Acomb and Gilchester mean those concerned about their food miles can rest easier here.
Enjoy the pretty food pictures..
Rabbit Broth, Wild Vegetable Broth
Fried Sourdough with Gooseberry and Wild Sorrel
Steak Tartare with Beef Fat Foam
Mushroom Cracker with Chicken Liver Pate, Beetroot & Pickle
Cabbage Leaf, Cabbage Flowers & Emulsion
Vegan Cabbage Leaf, Cabbage Leaf & Mussels
Asparagus, Almond Milk & Pine
Cheese and Sorrel Flowers
Gilchester bread, milled in-house, North Acomb butter, Northumbria rapeseed oil
Fir Apple Potatoes from Ford & Etal, Raspberry Leaf & Mushroom Oil
As the menu will likely change from week to week I won’t go into too much detail about what we ate other than putting descriptions on my photos, something I’m routinely told off for not doing. You can enjoy a 12-course tasting menu for £75 but, to be honest, the 6 was more than enough for us. Naturally there is a wine pairing available but, as we were driving, we didn’t indulge. It was a bit too ‘out in the sticks’ for us townies to get a taxi but perhaps for a special occasion. Every plate was constructed beautifully and the flavours complemented each other well. My favourite was the Porridge dish that reminded me of a savoury version of Sugar Puffs or buttery popcorn.
Based on our experience we’d definitely recommend Hjem for those wanting a top notch dining experience. I feel it will be ‘one to watch’ for the future and imagine it will become difficult to get a booking once word gets out about what Alex and Ally are doing in Wall. As they are also running the adjoining Hadrian pub I wonder whether this influence spreads across the other dining room.
We’ve had burgers and pizzas done to death here in Newcastle so it’s great to see something a bit different open its doors in Heaton. Bao Bar has been open for around a month now and we’ve never visited when its been quiet. Folks like us can’t get enough of their fluffy Chinese buns filled with a variety of different options, including their vegan miso baked Aubergine.
The premise of Bao Bar is simple enough. You are given a card to order your food and drink which is prepared in an open kitchen. The restaurant is what you’d call bijoux, with space for around 10-12 people seated. The small team consists of the owners Edward and Richard who were happy to chat as they set to work on our feast. Our issue when visiting Bao Bar is we end up ordering everything off the menu!
As well as a standard selection of Chicken, Pork and Aubergine (the vegan option), there’s a board featuring specials. When we’ve visited they’ve included Char Sui Pork, Tofu and Mushroom. With drinks we usually spend around the £30 mark for the 2 of us.
The bao buns are steamed to order and are pillowy soft. The contents – whether you are veggie or otherwise – is usually fried as they are covered in tempura or panko crumb. There is an issue with cross contamination here for those who are concerned about that due to the restricted nature of their kitchen.
The vegan-friendly aubergine was a delicate balance of salty and spice, with the addition of basil emulsion lifting the bun.
The concept for Bao Bar is simple enough, but the food tastes anything but. Gavin is particularly fond of the Pork, which is formed like a croquette, and the Chicken with its spicy Sriracha dressing. He finds it difficult not to have thirds while visiting.
The tofu special I ordered was served with mushroom ‘ketchup’ and dressed with pomegranate seeds. Each component of the dish worked well together and the tofu was cooked perfectly. Rather than bland and flaccid cubes, these were coated in tempura and retained ‘bite’.
All dishes are also available to take away, should you be lucky enough to live locally. We’d highly recommend a visit to this Pan-Asian restaurant in the heart of Chilli Road. These guys are ones to watch for the future. For info about opening times check out their Facebook page Buy Genuine Diazepam.
When we heard about a vegan tuna coming in to Morrisons we were intrigued. Before becoming vegan I wasn’t a fan of tuna to start with, but could this vegan version change my mind?
It took a little while to find, we’ve got different sized Morrison stores near to us and we had to travel to the largest one to find it on the shelves. Following on from Sainsbury’s decision to stock Naturli in the meat aisle, Tuno by Loma Linda was going to be stocked amongst the tinned tuna. There were various types to choose from but to dip my toe in I thought Tuno & Mayo would be the best option.
On the face of it, against the standard tuna, it seems to be healthier. (Lumo on the right)
We’d not read any reviews before trying it ourselves and looked forward to opening the tin to see what it was like.
One way to describe the appearance would be cat food, or maybe it should only be “What the hell is that?!” It’s clearly subjective but they were our initial thoughts. We gave it a sniff test and I wish we hadn’t. We gave it a poke around with a fork and gasped at the texture.
None the less, we all gave it a try. We thought using it in the exact same way we would tuna would give us the best first impression. As the Teen is a huge tuna fan we were really keen to see what he thought.
I can’t even begin to explain the smell, but it was nothing like tuna. It didn’t look appetising but we had to give it a try for all of the folks reading the blog.
I took one for the team. I took two bites and couldn’t take anymore. I was done. It was hideous.
We then read the reviews and it would seem that a lot of other people who have tried it thought the same. The texture is unlike anything we had imagined it being, and the taste wasn’t something I’d try twice. The base of the fish substitute is soya, for those who have additional dietary requirements. The Teen was especially damning. It didn’t taste fishy at all which, to be honest, is what you’d want from a tuna substitute.
It’s a shame but, for us at least, we won’t be buying Loma Linda’s Tuno again. It retails for £1.30 exclusively at Morrisons if you still fancy giving it a try. If we’ve put you off then you can always try our recipe for vegan tuna Can You Order Valium Online. Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Chicken replicates the flaky texture of tuna and the nori its fishy flavour.
Having followed the Scream for Pizza crew for many years now and are happy to report that Goldie, their signature vintage pizza van, has been joined by a restaurant in Sandyford. Last night (17th May) was opening night and it’s fair to say that folks were clamouring for their pizza. At the moment the restaurant isn’t taking bookings and is operating on a first come basis. I arrived at 5:30 – 30 mins after they officially opened – and there was already a half an hour wait for a table. By the time we left people were waiting over an hour. As there’s no area you are directed to Harissa or the local pub while the tables are turned round, but I just sat in my car with Dinky until ours was ready. It is worth bearing this in mind if you go with a grumbly tum. Is it worth the wait?
The restaurant itself has been kitted out beautifully and the menu appears to have something for everyone. I especially liked the branded plates. I’m pleased to report that vegan options are not something that you have to put in advance notice for and feature on the ‘standard’ menu. There’s even vegan ice cream! As it was opening night everyone was finding their feet so service wasn’t as smooth as it hopefully will be, but everyone seemed to be understanding on that front.
I ordered a Vegan Truffle Shuffle and Live and Let Fry, two fried pizzas usually topped with stracciatella and DOP tomato sauce. Because these were for Dinky we omitted the cheese. We also couldn’t visit and not have Scream for Pizza’s signature Wor Margaret, which was obviously consumed by our resident non-vegan.
Due to the wood fired oven taking pride of place in the restaurant there tends to not be a long wait for food to arrive, even with a packed restaurant. There’s a selection of starters to choose from while you wait, and we had fries with a lovely garlic mayo to whet our appetite for main course.
My Vegan Truffle Shuffle (£12) was spot on, especially the dairy free creme fraiche that was used to create the white base. Having the creamy mayo to dip the crusts into was a big bonus.
I have to say I prefer Real Valium Onlinee over Scream’s Live and Let Fry. It’s a good pizza, don’t get me wrong, but feel that Vegano’s base is a lot lighter and lends itself better to the frying process. Another table told me they ordered these minis for their kids as they are easier to eat than the standard pizza and I’d agree.
The Wor Margaret was perfect, as usual. At £7 for a 12 inches it is great value for money. For an extra quid you can add buffalo mozzarella, but I don’t think it’s needed. That garlic mayo was put to good use again!
The vegan chocolate ice cream was very rich and I personally found the flowers added nothing other than making it look pretty. Dinky spat hers out! I was happy to see something other than sorbet offered as a vegan dessert option, and hopefully in time there may be a sweet vegan pizza too.
It’s great to see street food businesses like Scream thrive and move into permanent homes like this, and hopefully those queues out of the door will long continue. I didn’t want to take too many photos of the interior as it would have impinged on the dining experience of those around me, so apologies for their lack. You can find out more about the new restaurant on their Facebook page Buying Valium Online Illegal.
I don’t often get down to the Big Smoke but on a recent visit I decided to pop into Noodle Lab, Wagamama’s test kitchen located in the heart of Soho. I was keen to try the new vegan dish about to launch in restaurants nationwide devised by Gaz Oakley (otherwise known as Avant Vegan on Youtube) called Avant Gard’n.
Featuring a vegan egg made from miso-infused coconut, I had mixed feelings about trying it out. I’ve never eaten a real egg other than in cakes as I felt sick at the smell of them as a child. It seems I was always destined to be vegan, despite my love of cheese and chocolate! Still, I thought to myself that it wasn’t a proper egg so I needed to put my big girl pants on and ‘man up’. The dish, which has barbecue glazed seitan served with grilled king oyster mushrooms and asparagus on a bed of sticky white rice, is topped with edamame, carrot and spring onion and dressed with a sticky vegan sauce.
Of course, I couldn’t not try one of the new starters they were trialling before tucking into my main course. The Tempura Vegetables were very good, if a little on the filling side. We suggested it was a sharing portion on our feedback, although it seems this dish isn’t rolling out yet. It’s a shame as I think it will appeal to non-vegans too, should it make the grade in the future.
As for Avant Gard’n, I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan. I liked the seitan and vegetable combination but the ‘egg’ did nothing for me. The texture is how I’d imagine a boiled egg so that is spot on. The sriracha mayo was quite hot for a wuss like me, although others have told me they found it mild. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I also found the sticky sauce on the sweet side which was overpowering. The plus was that I thought the seitan used for this dish is better than that used for the Buy Diazepam 10Mg Online Uk, but I think this remains my favourite Wagamama dish still.
Just because the Avant Gard’n dish didn’t blow me away on this occasion doesn’t mean I won’t give it a second chance when it comes to my local Wagamama, but I think I’ll avoid the vegan egg in the future. The launch of this dish nationally is a huge deal in the vegan community and I’m sure it will be popular. I just hope there’s more exciting and innovative dishes to come in the future.
Looking for somewhere to go with the kids on a weekend or during the holidays? We have so many great walks and historic sites here in the North East you can visit that will burn off some energy and also won’t cost a fortune.
Penshaw Monument in Washington is somewhere I have regularly taken the kids. Built in 1844, the landmark is visible from the A19 for miles. When I was young, in the days before The Angel of the North, it used to be my guide when travelling for how close I was to home. It was modelled on the Temple of Theseus in Hephaestus and its Grecian style is clear to see.
With a couple of hours to kill we went along at the weekend for a wander and discovered the top of the monument was open to visitors. I’m no good with heights so sent someone with a better head for them up to take photos! It costs £5 each (free for National Trust members) and the views are quite something. We were told that on a clear day you can see 90 miles in either direction from the top of the 30 metre high vantage point.
As you can see, there’s no guard railings and there are height restrictions on who can go up. Because of how blustery it can get at the top of the hill I’d say this endeavour is definitely one for older children. The stairs to the top were quite narrow and you are given a head torch because of how dark it is inside.
The tours are available Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between 10-16:45, weather permitting. You can pre-book, although we just turned up on the day. Of course, to visit the monument is free if you aren’t keen on heights, and there are a few trails around the hill for those who want to stretch their legs. There’s also Herrington County Park opposite. You can find out more about the Penshaw Monument Buy Valium Walgreens.
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I’ve been able to enjoy vegan cake on my lunch break recently, although I’m not entirely sure this is a good thing for my waistline. Working in the Newburn area of Newcastle, I had previously been limited to picking up a plain baked tattie or the occasional soup from the local sarnie shops. I hadn’t realised – until some kindly folk on Twitter and Facebook alerted me, that is – to the existence of Buy Valium From India round the corner.
I popped along recently after forgetting to pick up my bait as I left for work in the morning (anyone else as ditzy as that?!) and was surprised I haven’t noticed it as I’ve passed through Newburn in the past. Parking was a little bit of a struggle during the week, although I think on a weekend when surrounding businesses are closed it might be a bit easier. There’s a nice outdoor area which will be lovely in the summer months for an al fresco lunch.
Vegan options weren’t mentioned on the menu, although I spotted their infamous Chocolate Cake when I ventured to the counter. I was told that there is always a soup option, as well as a variety of sandwiches and breakfasts that can be rustled up to order. The owners were really friendly and said that the cake was really popular, which is great to hear. They also have plant milk available.
I ordered an open sandwich with hummus, avocado, grilled peppers and tomatoes. It was quite filling so had to take my cake away with me to have later in the afternoon. This lunch certainly trumped limp sarnies I had prepared at home.
It was around £17 for two drinks, two sandwiches and my slice of cake, so not exactly a budget option, but the cafe itself is comfortable and stylish so a great spot to head to for a leisurely lunch.
While I couldn’t stretch to eating here every day, I will definitely visit again as a treat.
I enjoyed the cake as an afternoon treat with a cuppa when I was feeling less full and I’d recommend popping in for a slice. It was the right balance of chocolatey fudge without being too sickly sweet. I was offered cream but unfortunately no dairy free alternative were available. I recommend they pop to Asda to pick up some of Food Heaven’s squirty cream or Alpro’s soya single cream to have just as a back up.
Another week, another big vegan launch. It seems Quorn are a bit behind Beyond and Iceland in the release of the ‘Ultimate’, a 1/4 pounder which claims to ‘bleed’ like its competitors.
So what makes Quorn’s new burger better than the others? It is soy-free, which is sure to get a thumbs up from many. I’m not sure where the ‘Ultimate’ moniker comes from as a lot of what has been claimed in its PR ahead of sale sounded awfully similar to that of its rivals. It was on sale in Tesco exclusively from the 15th April, with other stores scheduled in the summer.
So what’s it like? I decided to try to it to compare to the other patties we’ve tried of late. The burger is frozen and can be cooked in a pan or in the oven. At £3 for 2 it is mid-priced compared to Beyond. It is slightly thicker in texture, and is larger than Buy Diazepam Cod. It sat nicely in the burger bun, too.
I didn’t feel it ‘bled’ in the way it claimed, although that really doesn’t bother me. It had a firmer texture to No Bull and Beyond, as well as having a more meaty taste. I enjoyed eating it a lot more than I thought. Considering how many ‘realistic’ burgers we’ve reviewed over the last year, I didn’t think there was room on the market for another. I was wrong. I think fans of Buy Valium London Uk will definitely like Quorn’s purse friendly Ultimate instead.