Foodie Events and Places to Eat and Enjoy Around the Area
Foodie Events and Places to Eat and Enjoy Around the Area
York Chocolate Festival April 18-22
This is perfect for sweet toothed visitors to a city that gave chocolate to the world. It features themed events across York. Main venue is St Sampson's Square, with a chocolate market and cookery demonstrations and workshops. Families can follow a chocolate trail (maps from Visit York, Museum Street).
We visited as a family of four on Sunday 14th April 2019. Our tour guide was Emma. She was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about all things chocolate! The tour was very interactive with numerous sampling opportunities along the way. Our children, aged 5 and 8 were captivated from start to finish. They loved listening to the history of chocolate making and especially enjoyed being given the opportunity to make a white chocolate bunny lollipop of their own! As did Mummy and Daddy! All members of staff were friendly and welcoming. York's Chocolate Story is definitely well worth a visit and I'd definitely recommend it to others. My daughter has already asked if we can go back again in the future.
New Event: Whitby Fish and Ships Festival May 18-19
This is a free event for all the family, featuring a sculpture trail, children’s animation workshop, street theatre, exhibitions, films and talks. This event celebrates Whitby’s fishing culture and there are vessel tours and angling and rowing competitions. Celebrity chefs, including Yorkshire chef Brian Turner and Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be present and there will be fish filleting and crab dressing demonstrations by local fishermen. Children’s activities and entertainment include a competition to build a fish or ship out of Lego. Street theatre by walking boats Flotsome and Jetsome, and a giant whale offering a theatrical experience inside its mouth to brave members of the public!
Malton Food Lovers Festival May 25-26
This is a lively event for visitors to Malton, filled with street food, stalls, talks and tastings, celebrity chefs, talks and tastings. Entertainment for all the family, includes live music and plenty for the younger visitor.
"not just the biggest food fest in the north but the best & certainly the most fun anywhere!"
“The best advice I can give anyone attending the monthly food market at Malton is to have a light breakfast. There is so much reasonably priced scrumptious food on offer, to suit all tastes, no one will go hungry! The outside stalls and those within Milton Rooms are all offering delicious tasty fare as well as an assortment of food related products. We visited on a lovely sunny day and had a smashing time - I am sure that you will too. Well done to all the people of Malton for their effort in making Malton such a special place to visit. More info can be obtained on visitmalton.com by the way”
Filey International Food Festival June 8-9, August 10-11, October 12-13
This event, in the Evron Centre, is filled with tasty homemade and artisan food and drink to try and buy. Chill out in the prosecco bars, or choose from Yorkshire ale, gin and vodka to take home.
“Loved our time here today. Great chance to try some different foods and drinks. Came here last year and saw plenty of returning stalls as well as some new ones. Give it a go!”
“went on the 11th August 2018, excellent choices from food, ale, cider the list is that long I could go on all day I would really recommend anyone visting filey on the day of the festival to go you won't be disappointed”
Hull, Yum! Festival of Food and Drink August 9-10
This event is held over two days, in the Queen’s Gardens, with free children’s entertainment. There will be in excess of 70 stalls selling fresh, local produce, street food, hot and cold food, alcoholic and soft drinks.
“Excellent! Plenty of choice to suit all tastes. Nicely laid out and superb aromas permeating. The vendors have worked very hard to produce a high standard of culinary delights. Will definitely attend others!”
“Great atmosphere, wide range of street food and colourful street entertainment. Great food”
Stained Glass Centre, 3 Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP
Open daily 10am – 5pm, enjoy cream teas and home-made cakes and a menu of freshly-prepared food and hot daily specials. Set in beautiful surroundings and with showrooms full of stained glass panels, lampshades, mirrors and gifts. At the Stained Glass Centre you can learn about the history of stained glass and book to join one of the glass craft classes, including traditional craft courses, including stained glass, fused glass and jewellery making.
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery and Coffee Shop, Unit 1, Hunmanby Industrial Estate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PH
Open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm and Sun 10am-3pm.
Distillery tours: Mon-Sat 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Sun 11am and 1pm.
The Pot Still coffee shop offers the best locally-sourced produce, and cakes, quiches, soups and scones made on site. The coffee shop is open to everyone, whether you are taking a tour of the distillery, or not.
Spirit of Yorkshire is the county’s first single malt whisky distillery based on the East Coast in the village of Hunmanby between Filey and Scarborough.
Locally and sustainably produced, all the barley and spring water that is used is grown and sourced on the family farm. This is a true field to bottle distillery, with traceability on every grain that is mashed and distilled.
Since opening to the public in April 2017 this has become a unique visitor attraction and highly acclaimed Coffee Shop which runs alongside the distillery. The Pot Still Coffee Shop has developed a loyal base of customers from the surrounding area and consistently greets visitors from around the UK and internationally. There are popular live music events, as well as space for private events, afternoon tea and business meetings.