Food

The holiday season is fast approaching and venues have begun to release their Christmas menus during November in preparation. Here are our top picks near you. Costa Costa released their festive menu on November 2, which contains some familiar favourites as well as new additions. There is the Sticky Toffee Latte, which is their classic […]

Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen are continuing to assist those in need during the cost of living crisis within the UK. Run by volunteers since 2019, the Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen, which is based in Albert’s Place, Sunderland, offers free food – a main course and a dessert – to anybody who turns up at the […]

Calling all foodies – restaurant week is here! Sunderland Restaurant Week (March 4 to March 12) is just around the corner, and Spark have found five deals to get you sorted for this exciting week ahead to make sure you don’t miss out! Fausto Coffee Fausto Coffee, located on the beautiful Marine Walk on Roker […]

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. Literally. With a range of Valentine’s food options for your sweet tooth and some wholesome Valentine’s-themed meals. To be enjoyed alone, or even better, with someone you love. As the saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. The Old Bank Pizza Co. The Old Bank […]

It’s National Pizza Day today and here at Spark we want to help you celebrate in the right way and make sure you don’t miss out! You can’t go wrong with pizza and depending on your preferences it can be suited for everyone, whether you’re vegetarian or gluten-free there’s something for everyone. So here at […]

Last week, some of the North East’s local food heroes hosted a pop-up festival in Sunderland. The event saw different vendors display varieties of food and cocktails. Marina, a business owner from Newcastle, said: “The festival is a way to promote and patronise local and small businesses, as well as show support.” Sunderland College’s Hospitality […]

Sunderland Foodbank has seen an increase in demand over the last few months, leading to them supplying more than they have donated to them.  The foodbank has fed over 2000 people this year, and as rising costs of living show no signs of going away thousands more may need to be fed. With the average […]


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