10 things you need to eat in Yorkshire right now

Monday 04 September 2017

1. The Yorkshire Pudding wrap from Kirkgate Market, Leeds

Get down to Leeds' famous indoor market for roast beef with gravy or a full English breakfast wrapped in a fluffy Yorkshire pud. Our wildest wrap dreams have just come true!

2. The grande raspberry macaroon from Bettys, various locations

One of the many almost-too-good-to-eat treats from this Yorkshire institution founded in Harrogate by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss confectioner, baker and chocolatier. Other contenders include the Swiss Chocolate Torte and the lemon meringue Eclair.

3. Fish and chips from Magpie Cafe, Whitby

England's signature dish is best when served with plenty of sea air and a harbour view, and there's no better place for this than Whitby's Magpie Cafe, hard to miss with its long queue outside. Their crispy golden batter is well worth the wait though.

4. Doughnuts from Steam Yard, Sheffield

Move over strawberry jam; there's a new filling in town, well several actually. Choose from jaffa cake, double espresso and apple crumble along with plenty of original cronut flavours such as the Dammn Bar topped with almond brittle at this cool coffee shop in Sheffield.

5. The fancy dishes from Pipe and Glass Inn, South Dalton

You know a place is fancy when they sprinkle flower petals on top of their starters, and mains for that matter. This Michelin-starred pub near Beverley in East Yorkshire is renowned for its elegant gastro menu featuring local game and freshly-caught seafood.

6. The permanent collection from The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds

With its gothic decor and graffiti-covered walls, Leeds’ Michelin-starred restaurant has a Rocky Horror feel. The menu is theatrical too, with dishes such as hand massaged octopus, and hot and sour sea urchin served on extravagant silverware.

7. The unicorn freakshake at Noco Kiosk, Halifax

Let's skim over the calories and  place our attention instead on the fact that Noco Kiosk has created one of the most magical drinks/desserts (you decide) we've ever seen. If you don't have a sweet tooth, there's also a hefty pizza menu to choose from too.

8. The massive naan from Akbar's, various locations

At Akbar's, one of northern England's most loved Indian chains, the naan is treated with respect. The doughy centrepiece is served alongside a vast menu of fragrant curries including plenty of veggie options.

9. The steak and red wine pie from The Hull Pie

You haven't done Hull properly until you've popped in here for a freshly-baked pie. There are 10 to choose from, plus speciality sausage rolls, but the melt-in-the-mouth steak and red wine pie crowning an island of silky mash is hard to beat.  

10. The chocolate brownie from The Patisserie Malton

North Yorkshire's foodie capital is home to a plethora of restaurants, delis, shops, markets and cafes but a good place to start is always with a brownie from this patisserie, especially when it's topped with your favourite childhood sweets.