Lunch Less Ordinary: Food Tour of Newcastle

I have been thoroughly enjoying the lunch less ordinary challenges from Mission Deli Wraps and it has been great seeing what everyone else has come up with for the challenges as well. This week is the last week and it seems to have flow so quickly. I watched my mail box for this weeks challenge and excitedly read the email.

Mission Deli WrapsThis week we had the following four challenges to choose from:

  •  For the artistic lunchers out there, create the most artistic lunch you can using only wraps and filling – the bigger the better! Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower or an Elephant we want to see it all! #wrapart   
  •   Inspired by one of our Facebook fans  -take £5 for the week to buy the essentials and we’ll send the wraps and you must complete the Storecupboard challenge – using up whatever you’ve got left in the cupboards, fridge and freezer to make your meals for the week.
  • Tricky challenge of the week! Find and visit as many places as you can with food-related names that can be made into wraps and help us create a WrapMap! E.g. Cheddar Gorge
  •   Tick something off your bucket list! We want to see you go out and do something unusual – remember to take a packed lunch of wraps with you (let us know if you need any more!)

I am not very artistic, if you want to see amazing artistic wrapart have a look at The Lunchbox World Blog who did some fabulous art work for the tour of the world in wraps. I decided I was going to take on the tricky challenge and find and visit as many places as I can with food related names. Having decided on the challenge I had to find places with food related names. Britain has lots of food inspired places, Cheddar Gorge, Bakewell (of the tarts), Lincolnshire (sausages). In fact Madhouse Family Reviews went on a virtual tour of them. Unfortunately there do not appear to be many towns or villages with food related names near me. There are plenty of towns with interesting names like Pity Me or Crook but these do not really fit the challenge.  I decided to think out of the box and find streets with food related names. The dog and I set out on our mission.

In Newcastle City Centre I found Market Street. This is vaguely food related, after all food comes via markets somewhere along the line. Also in town there is a street named Pudding Chare but I didn’t have time to visit it.
Market Street
This is Greys Monument in the middle of Newcastle City Centre. It is a monument to Charles Grey who was the second Earl Grey. Now who hasn’t heard of Earl Grey tea? I think this is definitely a food related place.
Greys MonumentWe then walked the streets a little bit closer to our home. First we found Chicken Road which is a strange name for a road.
Chicken RoadStrangely we had with us chicken and bacon wraps to help us on our food place related quest. These are made with chicken, bacon, red pepper and lettuce wrapped up in a wrap and are a very tasty treat.
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Continuing on our journey we found Strawberry Gardens. I think that strawberries and a touch of cream and sugar would be nice as a summer dessert wrap.
Strawberry Gardens
Next we came across Orchard gardens which made me think of the perfect idea for a winter dessert wrap. Slices of apple pan fried in butter with brown sugar and sultanas and a splash of rum, wrapped up in a wrap. This would actually be perfect on bonfire night with a cup of hot chocolate.
Orchard Gardens
Finally we came back to the more ordinary wrap ingredients with Wensleydale, grate this into a wrap and add some chutney for a perfect lunch time snack.
WensleydaleI think there is definitely scope for creating a wrapmap of Newcastle, I am sure there are loads of food named streets that I didn’t find on my journey.

Don’t forget to pick up a packet of Mission Deli Wraps, as well as making your lunch less ordinary they also have an on pack competition where you can win trips to have lunch at different destinations around the world or £10000 cash. You need to enter your unique code from the pack on the MissionWrapsUK facebook page. There are also runners up prizes including Rough Guide’s Make The Most of Your Time on Earth book and bespoke picnic hampers.

Disclosure : This is my entry for the Lunch Less Ordinary Blogger Challenge. You can find out more at I will be sent some Mission Deli wraps and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes for taking part.


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