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The Foodie Guide to Newcastle!

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What, you thought a northern British industrial town wouldn't have anything to offer on the food side of things? Think again my friend...

First up, the Redhouse, a pie house (is it a thing?) conveniently situated close to the town centre and facing the Tyne. We spotted it in the morning and decided to try it out later that evening, with great success. 

You make your own combination of pie, mash and peas, and couple it with a hearty pint - perfect for cosy evenings in winter! All the food is lovingly home made and served with a smile, it's good old Brit food and we loved it for it. 

Whilst in Newcastle, we dedicated one (okay, a few) days to shopping - the shops there are not bad at all, but they do set your tummy rumbling!

Once you're ready for a hearty lunch, or even a good breakfast to kickstart your shopping day, Grainger Market is definitely the go-to place. A shopping market in itself and one of the prettiest indoor markets I've ever been to, Grainger Market is right in the middle of the town and is full of quaint little vintage stores and bookshops, but more importantly in our case - food! The divine smell wafts around the market and invites you to its food court in the center, which we inevitably fell for.

In another one of our shopping journeys, this time to Intu-metrocentre, my man and I stumbled across a 50s themed diner, Ed's Easy Diner. Luckily enough, our host found us a table for two, and we rested our poor feet and set down to eat. 

The place is gorgeous in its own right. There are even adorable mini jukeboxes on the tables, and the place sticks strictly with the 50s theme, from the music played to the red plush sofas we sat on. Happy Days anyone?

Our burgers were out of this world - perfectly cooked with fresh products and incredibly tasty. The cheese fries were to die for.As was our Nutella milkshake - we shared it (very reluctantly). 

Who knew that northern Britain could prove to be a worthy foodie trip? Leave your thoughts below! 

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