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Special Menu at Gannets Cafe, Newark

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To celebrate the new Gannets cafe in Middlebeck, we've created a new vegan friendly option on the menu. Opting for a delicious comfort food, our first recipe is a hearty bowl of mac and cheese. Trying to cut down on food waste, chef Bryn has created a delicious roasted breadcrumb using the surplus of bread from the day before.


For those of you who have wondered around the historic town Newark you'll have seen Gannets original cafe - you can't miss those colourful chairs outside - and due to the success have opened their second location in the newly built estate in Middlebeck. In a gorgeous wooden clad building, flooded with natural light and a cosy interior it's a lovely place to have a coffee with a friend or go to catch up on emails (preferably with a slice of cake).


The Recipe

Gannets cafe lucy and lentils
Gannets cafe lucy and lentils

After visiting the new Gannets cafe in December from the minute I stepped inside I was greeted by the lovely team. Whether you're in there for a quick coffee or a slow lunch with friends it has a spot for everyone. The breakfast choices are definitely the most popular as I could see everyone opting for just that (even after 1pm).

When the team asked if I would like to work with them to create a vegan option for the menu I was excited to get started. Due to the cold month of February I wanted to focus on a comforting bowl full that you could warm up with on your lunch break. Deciding to go with Mac & Cheese, it's a twist on the classic veggie dish (made with vegan friendly ingredients instead).

I've shared the recipe if you fancied giving this a go at home, or if you have any suggestions for a new choice, please just ask! I'd love to hear your thoughts and what kind of food you like to eat.

So where can you find the new cafe?

Gannets Middlebeck,

Bowbridge Lane,




gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
gannets cafe newark lucy and lentils vegan
Recipe Review

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Where to go for vegan food when on-the-go

Gone are the days of a boring stale cheese sandwiches or only being able to buy a snack pack of hummus and carrot sticks….

Derek Sarno had teamed up with Tesco to release a new range of plant based meals -introducing Wicked Kitchen. From sandwiches pizzas and salads this range is anything but boring. It is easy to understand why there is such a stigma attached to vegan food when certain shops are a tad behind with their menu selection….. But this new range has got so many of us excited!

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We have all been there, you forget to pack your lunch or you’re out with friends, it hits lunchtime and you’re in need of a bite to eat…. Whether you’re vegan or veggie the options can quite often be limited and a bit unimaginative, queue the new Wicked Kitchen range.

I’m so excited to be reviewing this range as it is genuinely a revelation for large supermarkets to jump on board the plant based bandwagon and start proving that it is delicious food!

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The Wicked Kitchen range has exploded on the streets with many stores having sold out on the first day of launch! What is great is that they can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what your diet type, this is perfect for everyone. 

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It is so exciting to see ‘fast food’ in the form of ready made sandwiches, salads, ready meals and pizzas that are using inventive ways to celebrate the humble vegetable.

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The plant based movement has been in full swing for many years with a selection of delicious and inventive ways to use vegetables - however supermarkets and larger retailers have been a little behind in catching up.

What I am most excited about it the wide selection and interesting flavour combinations that will banish the boring cheese sandwich at work. Food that is colourful, grabs your attention and introduces you to new flavours is always a conversation starter and couldn’t have been achieved better by Derek and the team at Wicked Kitchen.


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