Sky Apple Cafe – A Vegetarian Mecca in the North of England
by Amanda Matte, VRG intern
Sky Apple Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world. It’s located in Newcastle Upon Tyne – a charming city in the northeast of England. Each meal there is a treat – the menu is ever-changing and extremely innovative, currently featuring dinner entrees such as their personal take on spanikopita, which involves mint, caramelized onion and roasted sweet potato mingled with the recipe’s more classic ingredients. For lunch, try vegetarian fish and chips! It’s utterly divine – battered eggplant and halloumi cheese, deep fried and served with hand-cut potatoes, homemade tartar sauce, and peas. They have singlehandedly made an English classic palatable for vegetarians! Also try the vegan Malaysian Dumplings. These tasty balls of rice are filled with spicy potato, pea and coriander curry, then served under a homemade laksa sauce flavored with lime leaves, lemongrass, and coconut. To top them off is pickled red pepper. Delicious!
Vegan, dairy-free cakes include Apple and vanilla cake with apple puree filling and apple crisps, Chocolate and vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, and Lemon and poppy seed sponge with lemon frosting. Sky Apple Cafe is a restaurant that is truly not to be missed! Vegan and vegetarian options.