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Isolating? Get this delicious local food delivered to your home

From fresh organic groceries to a Sri Lankan banquet, enjoy some of the finest food right in the comfort of your home.

Written by High Life North
Published 06.01.2022

The Paddock

Fresh food delivered from the land to your hand. The Paddock is a family-run fruit and veg delivery box scheme, smallholding and zero waste farm shop based in High Spen, West Gateshead.

Focusing on organic, local and fair-trade foods, The Paddock offer a huge range of sustainable home and lifestyle options, all ethically sourced. You can choose one of their set price fruit and veg boxes or create your own. And, best of all, with either option you can select a range of additional extras from their extensive pantry, too – which includes fresh free-range eggs and meat, local cheeses, honey, jams, chutneys and fresh bread, alongside natural body care, zero-waste household items and bathroom essentials.


Deliveries start from 10th Jan



Ury Sūpasātra

Proud to be the first restaurant to bring a taste of Sri Lankan and South Asian cuisines to the Quayside, Ury Sūpasātra will definitely spice up your evening with its powerful flavour combinations presented in stunning colours, all tamed by rice.

Here you’ll be served a range of mouth-watering seafood prepared from recipes passed down through generations, alongside fiery curries, sweet relishes and sour lime, which all promise to awaken the senses and transport you to a beautiful Indian island.

And now, all this tastebud-tingling goodness can be delivered to you at home. Ury Sūpasātra are serving up their delicious lunch and dinner menus for home delivery, including three-course lunches and their beautiful banquet menu – giving you a chance to try a range of exotic dishes from your very own dining room.



Nicholson’s Butcher

Who doesn’t love freshly cut meat from your local butchers? It’s on a different level to supermarket-bought meats. And, after being in the business for more than 100 years, we can guarantee you’ll get only the highest quality meat at Nicholson’s.

Whether you need meat for a special date night meal or for your Sunday roast, Nicholson’s sources top-quality prime beef, lamb, pork and poultry from long-established local farmers to take your meals to the next level of flavour.

They go above and beyond their role of a butcher, too. The family-run business offers a home delivery service and freshly baked goods, meaning you’re spoilt for choice with what to order.


Free local delivery (NE25, NE26, NE27, NE29 and NE30) 




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 and his family are all originally from Greece and are now committed to bringing their collective passion and knowledge about the foodie culture of their homeland to the North East.

From chicken gyros and halloumi wraps to fried halloumi bites and special fries, this award-winning street food vendor brings us authentic Greek cuisine that just melts in your mouth. The best part? You can even order a gyros straight to your door through deliveroo!


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