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Our 5 supreme street food spots in the North East

From Vietnamese breakfast Egg Banh Mis to classic Cuban pressed marinated pulled pork sandwiches, we’ve found the best street foodies giving you worldwide cuisines.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 19.08.2021

The Big Banh

A new kid on the block that’s started off with a bang hasn’t failed to impress yet – head to The Big Banh on Chillingham Road for a taste of Vietnam.

Start your day off the right way with a Breakfast Banh. Mornings don’t feel so bad thanks to these guys with Egg Banh Mi ­(with a chance to add a cheeky slice of bacon) and Smashed Tofu Shiitake Mushroom on the menu.

Wanting to level up your lunch game? These tasty Vietnamese inspired sandwiches will do just that. Whether you fancy a Big Banh filled with pork belly simmered in Asian soy stock or prefer a smoked chilli and soy tofu, here we’re served with a wide selection of different Banh’s giving you a chance out new taste sensations that you’ve never experienced before.

And why not wash these airy, light baguettes with a thin and crispy crust down with specially selected drinks and Vietnamese coffee designed to bring out all the mash-up of Asian flavours that’ll be sure to get your taste buds tingling?

 

The Big Banh, 280 Chillingham Road, Newcastle, NE6 5LQ

 

Cubanos

Bringing the authentic taste of Cuba to the North East and beyond, Cubanos serves us Cuban inspired food with everything including their hot sauces being made from scratch with locally and ethically sourced ingredients.

Whether you fancy the classic Cubanos pressed sandwich filled with mojo marinated pulled pork, chorizo, cheese and dill pickles ­(our mouths watering at the thought of it), or if a Cuban Rice Bowl that just melts in your mouth slow-cooked shredded beef more on your level, Cubanos has something for everyone.

Or if you’re out and about you’ll be able to find these guys at Quayside Market every Sunday or at local gigs at Cumberland Arms, Salt Market Social, Low Fell Food Market and festivals this Summer. Soon Cubanos will be moving into their exciting new home in The Grainger Market. Watch this space!

Visit Cubanos’ website to see where they’ll be next!

Acropolis ­

You must have been hiding under a rock if you haven’t heard of Acropolis Street Food. The award-winning street food vendor brings us authentic Greek cuisine to the North East.

Acropolis’ slogan, ‘Authentic Greek Street Food’, is posted on each of their stalls, and nothing can get more authentic than the beautiful people behind this family-run business. Filip, his brother Viktor, their mum and their friend, Yusuf Yenil, all of whom are originally from Greece bring their collective passion and knowledge about the foodie culture of their homeland to the North East.

From Chicken Gyros and Halloumi wrap to Fried Halloumi Bites and Special Fries, we’re so spoilt for choice on their menu. And what better way to wash these delicious delicacies down with a refreshing Mythos beer too?

These days, it seems that at every turn in the North East, you’ll find another Acropolis Street Food stall popping up. From Stack Seaburn, Stack Newcastle toBy The River Brew Co the Secret Garden to Dockyard, and at Tynemouth MarketJesmond Food Market, Quayside Sunday Market, Bishop Auckland full moon markets, Blaydon Market and Low Fell Market, the business has well and truly captured the hearts of us North Easterners.

 

Acropolis Grainger Market, Unit 12­-13, Newcastle, NE1 5QG

 

Veganatomy

 Get a taste of Asia with dreamy dumplings, a banging bânh mi or sink your teeth into some sensational sushi, maybe washed down with a cheeky pint or a cool glass of prosecco­ – Veganatomy gives us Summer street food perfection.

With so many Asian foodies popping up around the North East, Veganatomy is a fusion outfit with a difference ­– their sushi is 100% vegan. In fact, they’re the first and only fully vegan sushi specialist in Newcastle.

What do we love the most? Their food is delicious but also healthy at the same time. Each dish is made to perfection with great attention to detail, creating food that looks just too good to eat.

Get your sushi hit by popping down to By The River Brew Co.’s esteemed HWKRMKT every weekend. Veganatomy won’t disappoint.

 

Veganatomy, HWKR MKT, BTRCB, Hillgate Quays, Gateshead NE8 2FD

Geordie Bangers

Last, but definitely not least, we have the best sausages in Toon – Geordie Bangers. These superb sausages are just our kinda vibe.

What makes these bangers such a big hit? Wacky flavours, that’s what. Of course, they’ve still got all your classics, like pork, Cumberland and even sausage rolls now. But with bangers you’ve also got Black & White bangers, gin or Jack Daniels sausages and (but of course) Brown Ale bangers.

Pop down to their butchers in North Shields, Grainger Market, Newcastle’s Quayside Market, Jesmond Market, Grainger Market and Tynemouth Market and treat yourself to some top-quality Geordie Bangers that’ll be sure to make you think twice before buying supermarket bought ones again. De-li-cious.

 

Geordie Bangers, Unit 3 Pow Dene Court, Tanners Bank, North Shields, NE30 1JG

 

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