Junk it Up - Vegan Fast Food

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73 Shields Rd, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, NE6 1DL

An all-vegan fast food take away and restaurant opened on Dec 20, 2017. Offers fried 'chickn', southern fried 'fricken', burgers, subs and more. The BoHo Vegan Pizza Company will also operate from these premises. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Pizza, Fast food, Delivery, Take-out

17 Reviews

First Review by hack_man

Now My Face Is Full - Edit

I had been dying to visit Junk It Up for ages and the opportunity arose this week. My word it certainly didn't disappoint. We ordered the fricken chickn pieces (4 for £5), onions rings, seitan kebab and the pepperoni pizza fries all to share. This was junk food at its finest with the fricken chickn and seitan kebab simply outstanding. The texture of both were unreal especially the fricken chickn. If I did have one slight con though, it would be the cost of the fricken, as we thought it was a tad expensive.

Pros: Awesome junk food, Fast service, Friendly staff

Cons: Fricken chickn bit expensive (but worth it...)

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Really Tasty! - Edit

Good selection of take away food, really impressed with the taste. Friendly staff...definitely will be be back!

Pros: Tasty Southern fried "fricken"

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So delicious! - Edit

We’d been meaning to check this place out for a while and weren’t disappointed. Staff were super friendly and the food was delicious. I had the donner kebab with chips and loved the ‘meat’ and salad. Husband had the chicken burger with cheese and really enjoyed it. We’ll be back!

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Even my non-vegan flatmates were amazed! - Edit

Such good food here, really lovely service too, I couldn’t recommend it more. Gave some of the ‘chicken’ to a pretty anti-vegan friend and his girlfriend and they went there the next day!

Pros: Quick, Eat in or takeaway, Delicious

Cons: Unhealthy

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So good! - Edit

We had Southern Fried ‘Fricken’ and the Donner Kebab and it was delicious! The service was super quick and they are open really late; we need one in Manchester!

Pros: Great menu, Tasty food, Long hours

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Lunchtime kebab! - Edit

Had the tandoori kebab, fries and garlic mayo. Eyes too big for belly and also got a brownie which they packed up for me to takeaway. Nice, friendly atmosphere and excellent food!!

Pros: Making kebabs for lunch acceptable!, Awesome garlic mayo

Cons: No tap water

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fricken awesome - Edit

Absolutely loved the fricken burger and fries, it wasn't too expensive either! Can't wait to try more on the menu

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fabulous fricken - Edit

Enjoyed by vegans and none vegans tonight. I look forward to my next meal here

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pretty damn fine. - Edit

stopped by for lunch topday and 4 pieces of chicken and chips.
firstly the staff were really friendly and i was made to fee very welcome. Tthe layout is pretty basic, clean and functional. There was a decent choice of food, burgerss, kebaab, chicken pieces.
The chicken was pretty good and up there with a few places i've tried in Asia. Taste wisw it was okay, texture wise it was great. The chips were decent, and then extra 50p spent on the spicy dip was worth., for once it did as advertised, spicy.
Price wise is was great value.
I know its vegan junk food but i did feel pretty sluggish after and would have like some veg options, roasted kale would fit in, brocolli pakora, even sweet potato fries.
Overall a great find and worth searching it out.

Pros: staff, 100%, taste and value

Cons: more veg please.

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Good vegan chicken - Edit

Nice little place and the staff were friendly. I ordered the 3 piece and the cheese burger with garlic sauce. The pieces were good, they aren't very big but but the southern fried chicken flavor was fantastic and the texture was good. The burger was the same type of soya pieces and was good too! The vegan cheese was tasty but it's a shame it wasn't melted. I really wanted to try the donner but it had sold out so that's a shame. Would love to see a spicy more version (like zingers) of the pieces added to the menu in the future.

Pros: Tasty food, great flavor and texture

Cons: Smallish portions

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Delish and friendly - Edit

Food was fabulous and prepared very quickly, and the staff were friendly too. We will be eating here again, especially the donner wrap!

Pros: Fast service, Delicious food, Friendly staff

Cons: None

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Frickin - Edit

Came here with one of my mates yesterday and got 3 pc chicken and a seitan kebab.

The chicken was unreal and I’d love to try it in a sandwich!! The seitan was also unreal and very kebab like! My only complaint would be if anything they could use smaller sized wraps for the kebab just so there’s a better bread to filling ratio but in all honesty this is me being massively pedantic.
Also served cookies and brownies which looked lovely! Had to wait for a fresh batch of chicken to be made but only took 10 mins and I’d have waited three times this. Definitely worth it and am looking forward to going back with my partner. Thank you junk it up!!!!

Pros: Realistic chicken! :o, Make fake meat from scratch

Cons: Can’t get tap water

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Awesome - Edit

100% vegan menu. Delicious 'fricken' in the kfc style but not oily. Rich herby crumb, crispy. Amazing dipped in garlic sauce. Great wraps, lot of fresh salad. Buy to take out or sit the comfortable seating area. Lovely, passionate staff! Great place. New favourite.

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: currently limited menu, heard it's set to expand

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Sensational - Edit

Wow. This is the best vegan/ veggie chicken I have ever had. Junk it up have done something really special here. Great addition to Newcastle's growing choice of veggie eateries. Can't wait to try more.

Pros: incredible taste, great value

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Delicious - Edit

It's safe to say I'll be visiting on a regular basis, regardless of the long drive. I've tried a lot of vegan "junk food" in the last couple of years, but the Frickn' pieces are something else.

The texture, flavour and price are just spot on.

Pros: Taste, Price

Cons: Limited Menu

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Amazing - Edit

It's so good to have this in Newcastle! The menu is simple, but they have focused on those items and made them perfect. We had the 5 piece "fricken" with fries, and it was amazing.

Pros: Food

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Byker Groove - Edit

13 years ago I first stepped into the fabulous Kreuzberg vegan fast food hangout that is Yellow Sunshine. Any thoughts at the time of such a place existing in England, never mind the Shields Road in Byker were very remote. After months of planning and social media teasers, the day of reckoning arrived on 20th December 2017. Interior decor is simple, bright and effective with plenty of high seats at narrow tables. Nicely designed, a typical fast food dining layout. I ordered 5 pieces of fried fricken for £6 to go which arrived quickly and were nicely presented. We had these at home with some oven chips and just couldn't stop commenting on how amazing the texture of the 'meat' was as well as the taste of the 'secret' herby coating. I'll be sure to work through the menu over the next few months

Pros: Vegan fried chicken, Friendly atmosphere, Good prices

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