Plenty of places to pick up vegan food in South Tyneside
If you’re struggling to find vegan snacks and meals in South Tyneside, we’ve rounded up some of the places that offer it as part of their wider menu, from the headline-hitting Greggs and chain pubs to independent cafe Hive at Jarrow Hall.
Last year ice cream company Minchella & Co launched a full vegan and dairy-free menu to meet increasing demand from customers. Owners say the response to their vegan and dairy-free range which includes traditional favourites such as the knickerbocker glory made from dairy-free Madagascan vanilla ice cream has “exceeded expectations”.
A charming coffee shop within Jarrow Hall, Hive offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices such as avocado on toast with lemon, paprika and chilli and vegan soups.
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Zeera has one of the most extensive vegan menus in the area, where you can pick up vegan thali, vegan wine and a host of dishes such as Eggless Onion Bhaji and Adraki Gobi.
Greggs isn't the only bakery you can pick up vegan options, Lee's Bakery offers vegan sweet treats as well as savoury. Staff are pictured here for a cake sale in memory of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry.
This community cafe specialises in organic, locally-sourced ingredients, as well as a good choice of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options alongside its classic dishes.
Not a place you'd necessarily think of for vegan food, but The Bamburgh offers good vegetarian and vegan options such as vegan vegetable pizza and chickpea and sweet potato curry.
Specialising in healthy foods, Health's Kitchen offers vegan options such as lentil curry and vegan flapjacks.
The vegan steak bake hit headlines this month when it joined the vegan sausage roll in Greggs vegan offerings.
Vegans are well catered for at this restaurant and take away where you can pick up options such as mock duck and chicken.
The Criterion in the heart of the town centre is full of Victorian charm and offers vegan options among its pub classics.
When you think carvery, you wouldn’t naturally think “vegan”. But Toby Carvery has been ahead of the curve for years, offering a choice of vegan options, including vegan toad in the hole and allotment pie.
Despite Colmans being famous for its fish and chips, vegans needn't miss out. Options include spiced vegetable pattie and mushy pea fritter.
Mexican-themed Loca offers some colourful vegan options including vegan hot dog and vegan burger served with vegan cheese, nachos and salsa.