One place I really like to visit when in need of a quick bite to eat when I’m in Newcastle on my day’s off is Ninety Nine. It’s a small take out place, they do have a couple of seats inside, where you can grab a burger, salad, or pasta to go. They describe themselves as gourmet fast food, and to be honest what they’re doing is sticking it to the corporate men who seem to dominate Newcastle, and other cities, food options, even better they’re doing it in a prime location.
So why’s this good for cyclists? Well, one I can’t be the only one who sometimes needs to get things done post training ride and is up against the clock, and put simply Ninety Nine can deliver what you want after a training session, clean food, healthy ingredients and plenty of protein and carbs (if you want them). Plus it doesn’t feel like you’re making a sacrifice, you’re eating a burger but a good tasty fresh and locally sourced burger, rather than a questionable thing that has gone through quite a few processes.
Yesterday’s Black and Blue burger certainly cured my hunger, especially after I went too long without food, and you know the trouble that brings with it - indecision, irritability, etc and post importantly for your cycling poor recovery.
Obviously if you’re not a cyclist Ninety Nine is still a great place to grab a bite to eat, and then take a few steps to sit at Monument, people watch and relax.