As the chill of winter looms ever near, it’s time to harvest the best Yorkshire has to offer. Yorkshire is famed for its food and drink and this can be found in abundance across the county’s numerous markets, farm shops and restaurants.
The county is also home to three protected foods – when you buy Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb or Swaledale Cheese you can be assured of their quality and taste.
Yorkshire is proud to be home to the largest number of Michelin Starred restaurants than any other county in England outside of London. Discover the gastronomical delights on offer at not one but six of the counties Michelin starred restaurants including The Box Tree, Ilkley; The Black Swan, Oldstead; The Yorke Arms, Pateley Bridge; The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds; The Star Inn, Harome; and The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton.
Fine dining is not just restricted to Yorkshire’s Michelin star restaurants. Quality food with the emphasis on local produce can be found in many of Yorkshire’s fantastic farm shops.
Between Leeds and Harrogate, you will find The Local Pantry, providing the perfect meeting place for a coffee and cake alongside some of the best local produce Yorkshire has to offer.
It’s not just the seasonal produce or food on offer that keeps visitors returning time and time again to Spuds & Berries in Selby, it is also the warm family welcome and superb service on offer.
If the thought of cooking is too much, head to Yorkshire’s stunning seaside resorts for some mouth-watering Fish and Chips. Tuck into some of the best at Quayside in Whitby. Or if it is the heat that you seek, head west. With its vibrant Asian community, historic and contemporary curry houses, Bradford has been crowned Curry Capital of Britain four times. Try Prashad, a family run passionate Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, focussed on delivering real Indian culinary excellence matched with knowledgeable, warm and intuitive service.
How about a guided food tour? On the Made in Malton Tasting Tour you will also meet the top producers who fly the flag for Yorkshire food. Book a ticket and munch your way around Malton’s charming streets, learning local history and tasting some amazing Yorkshire food and local produce. Some of the highlights include tasting sweet pastries, Italian delights, coffee, beer, famous pies, fresh ravioli, gelato and even churning your own butter.
End your sweet treat to the county with a visit to one of Bettys six tea rooms to try a Fat Rascal, travel to Scarborough and visit Amelia’s Chocolate in Scarborough and see her hard at work making handcrafted chocolates.
This article was taken from our Autumn 2016 Guide.