Monday, 22 February 2010

York - Food Heaven or Food Hell

I have just returned from a fun weekend in York for the 25th Jorvik Viking Festival. As I was travelling with a trio of foodies it makes sense to review the food options in the city.

Good points:
York has a food and general market with a fine range of produce. In particular we liked the cheese, fish and meat providers at the Shambles end of the market. Fruit and veg stalls in the market were also good and if I had been staying longer I would have been tempted by the pale pink forced rhubarb from the infamous Rhubarb Triangle.
The York Coffee Emporium in High Petergate stocks a small range of fine coffees and teas and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are willing to advise.
There was also a market in Parliament while we were there and if you were prepared to dodge the vikings sipping lattes and queuing at cash points you would have found tasty pork pies, fresh breads, olives and good cheeses.

Bad Points:
Only one really and I can't lay this at York's door, but I would like to butcher the person who filleted the haddock in M&S that we bought for our supper (fish stall had shut by the time we go to the market). It was hacked into a random shape, possibly with a knife though it could have been chewed into shape to be honest!

Overall then York is more food heaven than hell.

1 comment:

  1. Not to mention the Montezuma's chocolate! E