A rank of the UK’s best foodie hotspots saw Newcastle place ninth, but the city was held back in one surprising category.
Newcastle excelled in categories including the number of UberEats restaurants and the number of healthy restaurants in the area.
The stats look at the number of food outlets in comparison with population size and has been pulled together by MuscleFood.
What held Newcastle back from a higher place may come as a shock to many Geordies.
For a city known for being the home of Greggs and its penchant for a sausage roll, it was the number of bakeries that meant the city faltered.
Last year, NewcastleWorld spoke to some of the region’s best independent bakeries about Newcastle’s baking cene.
Researchers recorded just 18, only Cardiff’s 11 was lower in the Top 10.
The stats are published as MuscleFood cite a “19% rise in dine-in food options and a collective £990m spent on fueling our obsession for good food” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Other categories taken into account were the number of healthy restaurants, the number of Michelin Guide restaurants and the number of establishments serving desserts.
Edinburgh ranked top in the list with Manchester in second and Glasgow in third.
Coming in last place was Lichfield in the Midlands.