From Harrogate to Hull, Scarborough down to Sheffield, the sea to the sky – and all the eensy weensy villages inbetween – Yorkshire positively shines, like a great green sun. Isn’t it crazy to think that this place is purely a collection of counties? To me it feels like a kingdom, complete with it’s own ways, and it’s own culture. A world unlike any other.
And, of course, what world would be complete without it's own food and drink?
Here’s three Yorkshire food/ drink businesses I think you should know about:
These guys are my absolute favourite. I tried one of their recipe boxes a couple of months ago and I was BLOWN AWAY by the amount of amazing locally sourced food it contained (read about it here). In this coming box, it’s 35 quid for two people for three evening meals, or 55 for four. I find myself drooling just reading the selection of dishes on offer this time: Lean Selby Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki & Parsnip Crisps, Pan-fried Pork with "Rhubarb Triangle" Sauce, Yazi's Chicken Curry & Wild Rice, Yorkshire Coley & Chorizo Stew, Leek & Potato Frittata with a Kale, Fennel & Yorkshire Fettle Salad, Roasted Seasonal Veg & Quinoa with Trio of Yorkshire Honey, Balsamic & Mustard, or Courgette, Spinach & Mushroom Wholemeal Pizza.
Their latest box is available to order now by 11pm on Thursday 21st April for delivery on Tuesday 26th April in Thirsk or Wednesday 27th April in Harrogate and Nationwide.
Tarte & Berry are sisters Jane & Lucy, based in York and Leeds. I first discovered these guys at the BBC Good Food Show last Spring. Their brownies are bloody lovely, and can be bought IN MASS from their website (anyone want to buy me a belated birthday present?)
Roasted right here in Leeds, North Star Coffee is all types of beautiful, as well as aesthetically and ethically gorgeous. I've never know coffee that smells and tastes quite so dazzling. You can sample their caffeinated nectar at many of Leeds' independents, or pick up a bag of their beans at Cafe 164, Tall Boys Beer Market, among others.
Who else deserves a mention? Let me know