The Junction lands itself a dedicated Poke Bowl venue
Ever on the lookout for a healthy alternative for a takeaway lunch? Whilst Newcastle isn’t short on foodie options, it’s always nice to see a new healthy space added to the list, and Pokè Lane in The Junction is here to offer exactly that!
Brought to us by good mates Kurt Murphy and Cameron Holland, Pokè Lane opened in The Junction in late May and has been serving up locals some of the tastiest Pokè Bowl options since.
The pair, both with backgrounds in trades, have been mates since 2014 and had always had a plan to get into a new career path, but it wasn’t until late last year that the hospo world came into the duo’s mind.
“We have both worked hard for over ten years in our own trades and it has always been a plan of ours to move out of the industry and into a new career path. Originally, we were searching on Uber Eats for a healthier quick, and easy option, and Newcastle is very limited for this sort of stuff. Pokè Lane became our focus as a fresh and healthier food alternative for the Newcastle region.”
With its proximity to the beach, it wasn’t long before the boys decided that The Junction was the perfect location for the new space. Tying in well with the healthy living lifestyle they were advocates for, The Junction residents and local workers will be able to drop in and grab a healthy meal six days a week.
Having a soft opening on the 25th of May, the Pokè Lane team got a feel for their new venture before officially opening to the people of Newcastle on the 31st of May.
“Open day was a good day and was really busy. We were really excited to meet everyone and share what we had been working on for so long.”
Just a couple of weeks since the official opening, the new foodie joint to The Junction has quickly become a go-to for many people that hang around the bustling Newcastle suburb.
Drop-in and explore the range of fresh and healthy food options at Pokè Lane. Diners can try one of the venue’s signature dishes and choose from a range of proteins (chicken, fish, mushrooms, or tofu), that is served on a bed of rice, noodles, zoodles (zucchini noodles), and topped with your choice of sauce.
“Or you can build your own Pokè Lane Bowl, choosing from a large variety of ingredients.”
The new foodie joint is also serving up freshly squeezed juice on the daily and of course, coffee!
“We are committed to reducing our environmental impact so we use only BioPak bamboo bowls and cutlery which can be recycled or composted.”
With big goals for the Pokè Lane brand, Kurt and Cameron would love to see the business expand into new locations over the coming years.
“For now, we are committed and focussed on bringing the best service we can here at Pokè Lane The Junction. We have some exciting things planned for the rest of 2021, so follow us on our socials to keep up to date with any new menu items and updates.”
You heard it, get following on the Pokè Lane journey, and head in and try Newcastle’s newest Pokè Bowl offering in The Junction.