Taste of the North York Moors app launched for foodies

PUBLISHED: 13:28 19 September 2019

Alex Perkins, chef/owner of Bridge Cottage Bistro, Sandsend (c) PollyABaldwin

Alex Perkins, chef/owner of Bridge Cottage Bistro, Sandsend (c) PollyABaldwin


The tastiest finds in Yorkshire are gathered together in a new website to feed your food needs

Steven Donelly, founder of The Lickerish Tooth Distilery, Egton (c) PollyABaldwinSteven Donelly, founder of The Lickerish Tooth Distilery, Egton (c) PollyABaldwin

Heather-loving honeybees, perfect pork pies and a gin distiller's journey are among the secrets revealed on a new website giving an insight into Yorkshire's artisan food stories.

The new website, tasteofthenorthyorkmoors.com, highlights the integrity, talent and enthusiasm of businesses producing some of the finest food and drink within and around the North York Moors National Park.

It's all a world away from mass production and aims to help visitors track down these finds, whether it's a producer, restaurant, café or food experience such as a cookery school, farmers' market or foraging day.

The project has been developed in response to surveys which showed a lack of awareness of the availability of good locally-produced food and drink within the National Park, despite food being one of the top reasons people give when it comes to choosing a particular destination.

The idea is to shine a light on passionate people behind the food businesses living and working in the National Park.

Foodie descriptions together with images taken specifically for the project by local photographers Ceri Oakes and Polly Baldwin and a map showing all the featured experiences will encourage people to dip into the National Park's veritable hamper of culinary treats as part of a day trip or holiday.

Follow the oaky smoke aroma in Whitby to find kippers; venture down a winding lane to try the Camphill Community's award-winning cheeses; wander from the beach into a Scandi-vibe bistro to devour a dish based on freshly caught crab; or open the door to a former cattle byre to find a gleaming gin distillery.

Emily Watson, from North York Moors National Park comments: 'Tucking into some great food and drink is often the icing on the cake for visitors as it can make the difference between having a good or a fantastic day out.

'We're lucky in that the National Park has a deep pool of food and drink talent driven by people who love nothing better than to create and sell products that evoke the characteristics and heritage of the area, often utilising the glorious natural larder on their doorstep.' 

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