Inspiration

Spring Food and Drink

SWEET TREATS

As the weather brightens and we start to feel the warm spring sun, nothing satisfies like a delicious ice cream from Brymor Dairy. Situated along the North Yorkshire country lanes this is the perfect retreat for a sweet treat. Whilst you are in the area take advantage of the changing weather and get ready to host the first barbeque of the year with a visit to Campbells of Leyburn, browse their eclectic selection from the counter.

As a proud farming county producing some of the best meat in the world, it’s always best to visit local butchers, the counters at Glaves Butchers situated between Scarborough and Pickering or J Brindon Addy near Holmfirth, are a great place to start. They can advise you on what’s in season and what to pop on those spring time barbeques.

BEST MEAT

Yorkshire loves good food and has an abundance of places to get homemade artisan treats. There are those who have been serving the community for over 30 years such as Bondgate Bakery in Otley, with the ovens going from 3am. This is a traditional bakery in a traditional town serving anything but ordinary treats.

Or there’s Songbird Bakery in Middlesbrough who are new to the scene but still know how to make an out of this world cupcake, perfect for all occasions and a bright fresh choice for a spring party. United in our love for all things yummy why not plan your weekend around some of the wonderful food on offer at some of the foodie events across Yorkshire, Tarte and Berry will make it worth your while with one of their legendary brownies.

FESTIVALS

Along with Sawley Kitchen and Tipple Tails, Yorkshire foodie festivals are the best places to grab a delicious treat for all the family from local, artisan producers. With spring comes new beginnings and what better way to start the year than by learning a new skill. Love Bread based in Brighouse will give you the skills to bake everything from focaccia to fougasse. Or if you’d rather sit back and let someone else do the hard work they’ll happily accommodate, perhaps pop in and pick up an artisan loaf to take on an early spring picnic.

QUALITY

The market towns across Yorkshire pride themselves on fresh local produce and Malton is a stand out example. Try Food 2 Remember as your one stop shop for everything you might need to try out some new ideas. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you in the right direction and help you buy what’s best right now. And what better to accompany quality ingredients than a quality tipple or two.

The Spirit of Harrogate will happily oblige and provide you with a delicious long drink to celebrate the longer evenings arriving. Or on those days where the spring warmth isn’t quite enough try an enveloping glass of whisky produced by York Brewery, a glass of Elysian Spirit really will start the year off with a bang. Spring is the time to enjoy some last indulgences before summer arrives and Yorkshire has a multitude of foodie treats and delights on offer, there is surely something to take your fancy.

This was taken from our 2017 Spring Guide.