As science prevails and delves deeper into the realms of healthy eating and nutrition, we are constantly being made aware of each and every ‘toxin’ we put into our bodies (or temples as some would like to put it). In the past few years, the healthy eating craze has swept not only the nation but the world with healthy and vegan cafes and restaurants opening at a rapid rate up and down the UK. Here in Newcastle it’s no different with tens of healthy stores, cafes and restaurants of all budgets opening on every street corner. We recommend you check our favourite places below if you’re on a health kick!
The Naked Deli
The Naked Deli’s entire aesthetic focuses on good, clean and ethically sourced produce. The Deli only ever uses grass-fed meats, free range chicken, ethically sourced fish, eggs and dairy goods. As a company they are very hands on all the way from the origins of the ingredients to your plate and are extremely conscientious in producing food to the highest and healthiest standard possible. Everything served is freshly prepared in the kitchen without any hidden toxins such as ‘E’ numbers or hormones.
Breakfast starts at only £4 and mains at £6 – perfect for the healthy eater on a budget! The Naked Deli believes that just because you’re eating healthily, it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself and strongly suggests something sweet to cleanse your palate. From cakes to macaroons and cookies, the Deli doesn’t fall short of little delights.
The Naked Deli is based in Newcastle, Gosforth and Heaton.
Gosforth: Unit 30-31, Gosforth Shopping Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1JZ
Heaton: 231 Chillingham Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 5LJ
Besides being a new addition to the Newcastle healthy eating scene, Aurora Kitchen is certainly a favourite among many. Aurora Kitchen believe in the power of good nutrition serving up healthy and delicious dishes. The restaurant is keen to cater for all regardless of diet or end goal and they even offer a consultation with a qualified nutritional specialist for those looking to set out a clear plan.
Prices are reasonable with breakfast starting at £5.95 and mains at £6.95 – good food at even better prices! As well as food, Aurora Kitchen are renowned for their immune system boosting protein and health shakes which are full of goodness and flavour, a favourite being the chocolate peanut butter shake.
On top of everything they already do to personalise your experience, on the website’s blog page, Aurora Kitchen have come up with ‘The 6 Keys To Controlling Your Weight’ – a handy guide to follow! Right in the heart of Newcastle, opposite St. James’ Park, Aurora Kitchen is easy to get to by foot or metro.
Address: Aurora Kitchen, Heber Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TN
Alternative Stores Newcastle
If you want to cook your own healthy food and graze on your own vegan snacks, Alternative stores is the place to go. Alternative stores Newcastle is the UK’s largest online and physical store of vegan produce. It provides a unique vegan shopping experience and has anything from ethically sourced, healthy vegan foods to beauty essentials and even shoes! Living a vegan or even just a healthy lifestyle can be challenging with mass meat, dairy product and junk food consumption being waved in your face daily or you might just get tired of examining each and every label. Luckily, Alternative Stores Newcastle makes things simple with every product you could ever need under the sun in one store and online meaning you need never face temptation by going down the dessert aisle at the supermarket ever again. This one stop vegan shop even makes vegan gift hampers full of treats from £14.99 which would make a thoughtful gift to any receiver. Located a short walk from Palmersville Metro station (a 15 minute journey from Haymarket), the store is effortless to get to and with cheap delivery of up to £6, healthy living has never been easier (and cheaper)!
Filmore & Union
Filmore & Union swears by the motto ‘all in moderation’ and applies this to their food and lives and even quaintly decorated restaurants. The restaurant in Jesmond has been so popular since opening that another store in John Lewis Newcastle will be opening at the end of February! With so much to choose from on the menu including beautifully made breakfasts, lovely light lunches and delicious dinners, there’s not much more you could ask for. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options are available such as the famous Filmore Street Veggie Wrap and there’s a 20% discount for students on all food and drink!
Address: 32 Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2 DJ
The Bohemian provides a gorgeous setting and gorgeous food, ideal for groups of veggies, vegans and the likes. Out of all the restaurants in Newcastle, The Bohemian is one of the few vegan restaurants that focus on only vegan cuisine. Right in the centre of town, close to the O2 Academy, you don’t have to go far to experience Morocco with The Bohemian’s famous Moroccan Nights (3 courses for £21.99) or the mouth watering nachos for only £5.10. With mains starting at £9.95 for a whole 12 inch vegan pizza, prices are very reasonable. A ‘to go’ option is available if you can’t take the time to sit down which is handy for the health fanatic or vegan on the move.
Address: The Bohemian, Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar, 37 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DW