Markets for the Yorkshire foodie
Hot on the heels of Malton Food Lovers Festival last month, food markets in Yorkshire are teeming with talent, fresh produce and artisan delights. Each one packing some serious flavours, locally sourced food has never tasted so good. Here is the definitive guide to eating in Yorkshire this summer.
On the last weekend of the month, the cloisters at Kirkstall Abbey host some of the finest produce around. Saturday serves up outstanding food and drink whilst Sunday will sell the same alongside local crafts. Checkout The Yummy Yank (instagram @theyummyyank) specialising in American desserts whilst award winning Market Wraps Allotment (twitter @marketwraps) serve up food filled Yorkshire pudding wraps.
Malton food market
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, head to Malton in North Yorksire for its monthly Food Market. Cooking demos to live music, foodies can explore a market of fresh local produce. In the words of Antonio Carluccio, Malton is taking the crown at being Yorkshires very own food capital. Check @welovemalton on twitter for more!
Peddler night market
Peddler night market in Sheffield sets its stalls out on the 7th and 8th of July and then again in on the first weekends in August and September. Showcasing some of the regions best, expect street food, craft beer music and cocktails. Everything here is hip, everything refreshingly trendy. Geared up for evenings, expect not to be short of great atmosphere in its cobbled courtyard and industrial warehouse. See peddlermarket.co.uk for more on this great festival
Hull’s Humber Street Sesh
Grassroots festivals don’t come better in the form of Hull’s Humber Street Sesh. More in the way of music, food will still play a big part in the 200+ acts and 30,000 strong crowds which descent upon Humber Street for this one day extravaganza. Alongisde the markets, see Thieving Harrys for great coffee and slices of cake, whilst restaurant and bar 1884 holds its absolute own in fine dining. For a festival map and more about this great event, check out humberstreetsesh.co.uk
The Great British Food Festival
Set in the magnificent ground of Castle Howard, on Saturday the 29th and Sunday 30th July expect a whole family affair from 10am to 5pm when the Great British Food Festival arrives. With a stage performances and live demos featuring Great British Bake Off contestants, it’s a weekend which should not be missed. For more information on this festival, head to their website at greatbritishfoodfestival.com
York Food and Drink Festival
Long established and super tasty York Food and Drink Festival returns on September 22nd and then again on October 1st. Celebrating local food and transforming the streets of York, the festival brings in big crowds to sample excellent produce. York Cookery School bring in expert chefs showing amateur foodies how to make delicious dishes, whilst pop up bar York Brewery and the Wine Chapter will make sure no one leaves without a drink in hand! For details on this excellent event, see yorksfoodfestival.com for more.
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