North East Restaurants to Try for Veganuary

Discover the vibrant vegan dining scene in the North East this Veganuary. The region offers an abundance of plant-based eateries, whether you’re a vegan at heart, or simply curious

As Veganuary sweeps across the globe, the North East emerges as a haven for plant-based cuisine, boasting a variety of restaurants that cater to vegans and the plant-curious alike.

Here’s our pick of some must-visit eateries showcasing the best of vegan dining in the region…


Located in the heart of Newcastle Vegano is a paradise for vegan food enthusiasts. This vibrant eatery reimagines classic dishes with a plant-based twist, offering a wide menu that ranges from hearty burgers to gluten-free pasta dishes. Don’t miss their mouth-watering plant-based desserts that change daily!

The Good Apple Café

The Good Apple Cafe

Hidden away in the cosy corner of Sunderland, The Good Apple is the perfect place to visit during Veganuary. With a commitment to plant-based ingredients, they craft innovative dishes that delight the palate and conscience. From their indulgent sandwich wraps to breakfast burritos, every item on their menu radiates creativity and flavour.


A short stroll away from Newcastle City Centre, Earthlings invites diners into a world of sustainable and compassionate dining. Their menu celebrates seasonal produce in imaginative ways, offering a fusion of flavours. Besides their cakes, bakes and sandwiches, Earthlings is famously known for their wide range of cold-pressed juices and smoothies. With vegan and natural ingredients, it’s a perfect pick-me-up for Veganuary.

Loaf Vegan B&B

Tucked away in the charming Berwick-upon-Tweed, Loaf Vegan B&B is a delightful retreat offering not just cosy accommodation but also an exceptional vegan dining experience. Their breakfast spread boasts locally baked vegan bread, homemade jams, and a selection of plant-based delights that will kickstart your day on a delightful note.

Portals Place


In the heart of Hartlepool, Portals Place stands as a testament to delicious vegan cuisine. From starters of garlic mushrooms and crispy potato skins to mains of pasta pomodoro and vegetable risotto, each bite will leave you wanting more!

Scott & Wilson

For those craving a taste of coastal charm, Scott and Wilson in North Shields deliver a memorable vegan experience. After a long morning stroll by the beach, why not pop in and try their full Vegan breakfast? We’re talking avocado smash, grilled field mushroom, vegan sausage and bacon, who could say no to that?

Dot Bagels

Dot Bagels has come up with a range of vegan specials and will be introducing a new one each week of January, featuring ingredients such as jackfruit and tofu. Located in Heaton, Dot Bagels starts Veganuary with The Fresh Prince of Portobell Air – a mix of sticky sriracha portobello mushrooms served with a pickled carrot and mooli slaw, cucumber, spring onions, sesame seeds and vegan mayo. Simply delicious!

The Naked Deli

Completing our culinary journey is The Naked Deli, an establishment focused on nourishing, wholesome food in Heaton and Newcastle City Centre. Their commitment to clean eating shines through in their menu of wraps, nourishing bowls, and guilt-free treats. From nutrient-packed smoothies to protein-rich plant-based meals, this spot caters to health-conscious diners without compromising on taste.