Forget Greggs’ Christmas Bake - gobble up these independent Newcastle delights

It’s not all about the Greggs’ Christmas Bake on Tyneside.

Sink your teeth into these festive bakes from independent retailers in Newcastle

The Greggs Christmas Bake is as synonymous with the festive period on Tyneside as the Fenwick Christmas Window or Northumberland Street Christmas Market.

The Newcastle-based bakery chain's Festive Bake and other Christmas products are always a hit at this time of year, with hungry customers wanting to embrace the holiday spirit.

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Greggs announced this year's Festive Bake, which has been making an appearance in stores ever since 2009, in October.

This year the meaty treat is also joined by a vegan version.

However, Christmas treats in Newcastle don't all have to come from the baking juggernaut - there are some tasty treats at independent shops as well.

Over at Pink Lane, the Christmas menu of baked goods can be bought in-store and online.

Pink Lane’s Christmas goodies (Image: Pink Lane Bakery)

The menu includes festive versions of the bakery's heralded sausage rolls and vegan nut rolls.

They will also be jazzing up their trademark sourdoughs with a Sourdough Panettone and Sourdough Stollen.

Sourdough Stollen is on the menu at Pink Lane

Also on the menu are Crystallised Fruit Christmas Cakes, Apple and Ginger Mince Pies and Fig and Whisky Artisan Christmas Puddings.

You can find the Pink Lane bakeries in the Newcastle city centre and in Gosforth.

Dig into donuts at Lily Tree Bakery

At the Lily Tree Bakery in Heaton, there's a number of cute offerings going.

You can treat yourself to a Festive Assorted Donut Box and a Gift Box full of baked goodies.

There's also a full Afternoon Tea option with festive bakes to munch on as you warm up over a hot brew.

A festive afternoon tea offering

Over at Cake Stories in West Jesmond and at Hoult's Yard in Ouseburn, there are the usual sweet treats on the menu.

For the festive season, the team have added a Bailey's Chai Latte and a Pumpkin Spices Latte too.