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A Foodie’s Guide to Yorkshire: Must-Try Dishes

Freshly baked Yorkshire puddings on a baking tray

Food in Yorkshire is a real treat and the county has more than its fair share of famous foods for visitors to try. From the humble Kit Kit, a coffee break favorite for many (myself included), to Yorkshire puddings, crab, scampi (another favorite), and Wensleydale cheese, Yorkshire is an excellent destination for foodies.

North Yorkshire is the largest county in England and lots of diverse foods are grown here from rhubarb to licorice and asparagus. With so much farmland, the county is also famed for its lamb and pork (York ham).

I’ve been visiting Yorkshire since childhood as I have family in the region and I always look forward to sampling the local fayre on my trips up north. There are many excellent restaurants, pubs, and bistros across the region where you can sample typical Yorkshire food such as local lamb, curd tart, and parkin (a traditional cake of the county).

15 Foods To Try in in Yorkshire

If you’re looking for what to eat in Yorkshire, you won’t be stuck for choice as the county has some excellent native dishes to try and lots of great places to try them. Below, you’ll find a selection of savory and sweet traditional foods in Yorkshire and details of the best places to try them.

1. Yorkshire Puddings (Most Famous Food to Try in Yorkshire Overall)

This famous food in Yorkshire is enjoyed all across the country, usually on a Sunday alongside a traditional roast dinner (Sunday lunch). A Yorkshire pudding is a savory pudding made from a batter that’s baked in the oven. These chewy treats are best enjoyed with lashings of gravy (homemade, never from granules).

The Sunday roast is one of my favorite dishes and one I miss the most when I’m away, thanks in no small part to those tasty Yorkshire puddings drowned in thick gravy.

The best “Yorkshires” are homemade from scratch using eggs, flour, and milk, however, it’s also possible to buy ready-made puds that just need to be popped in the oven.

2. Yorkshire Crab

Yorkshire has 45 miles (72 km) of stunning coastline that features lots of little fishing towns and villages such as Scarborough and Whitby. You’ll not fail to notice the crab and lobster pots coming off the boats in the harbors up and down the county, and just like Cornwall, Yorkshire is famous for its shellfish and seafood.

You can enjoy a dressed crab from one of the many fishmongers throughout Yorkshire, but the best place to try this delicacy is next to the sea. Many…

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