What is it?
No better way to describe them than their very own strapline: The North East’s first American-style vegan diner – and Gateshead’s first 100% vegan eatery to boot.
After introducing themselves to the world as an events catering outfit, it quickly became clear that the Grumpy Panda menu deserved a permanent home. Smack in the middle of Gateshead town centre.
Why is it smashing?
As any sensible North East vegan will tell you, the existence and increasing availability of the, shall we say, more naughty-type foods, which still allow you to stick to your principles, is something to be royally celebrated – and Grumpy Panda have been at the forefront of this tasty movement. They make everything on the menu from scratch and on the premises.
Rib Dogs, Dirty Fries, Pigless Pudding, Eggz and Baecon, heaps of ‘slaw, Mac and Cheez, Burgers galore… we could go on. The list of brekkie, lunch and dinner delights without an animal in sight is simply glorious.
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Address: 14 Regent Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1LU. You can also find the Grumpy Pandas down at the wonderful By The River Brew Co on the Gateshead Quayside on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.