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The Best Locally-Sourced Food in York

Nothing beats the fresh taste of locally sourced food, and Yorkshire produces a huge variety of delicious British ingredients! That’s why this week I want to share with you four of my favourite restaurants and cafes in York serving dishes made with local Yorkshire ingredients: Bistro Guy – 40 Gillygate Bistro Guy is the creation […]

Nothing beats the fresh taste of locally sourced food, and Yorkshire produces a huge variety of delicious British ingredients!

That’s why this week I want to share with you four of my favourite restaurants and cafes in York serving dishes made with local Yorkshire ingredients:

Best restaurant food in York

Bistro Guy – 40 Gillygate
Bistro Guy is the creation of local chef Guy Whapples. Bistro Guy makes use of only the best Yorkshire produce to supply the bistro.
The café and bistro offers a friendly and informal experience serving breakfast, lunch and snacks during the week, and wood-fired sourdough pizzas each weekend.
On top of the fresh local produce used in dishes, Bistro Guy also serves hand-pulled local beers from a traditional wooden cask for a unique taste and an experience that’s hard to find elsewhere!

My Recommendations:
Wishy Washy
A delicious oak smoked salmon pizza with capers, artichokes and cheddar, Wishy Washy is a great example of tasty pizza made with Yorkshire ingredients.

 
Chopping Block – 25 Walmgate
Occupying a 17th century listed building, The Chopping Block offers a fine dining experience to match it’s warm and welcoming setting.
The restaurant serves chef and owner Michael Hjort’s favourite dishes, created using top quality Yorkshire produce. In addition to the carefully chosen a la carte and set menus the Chopping Block features daily specials and cooks a fantastic traditional roast on Sundays.

My Recommendations:
Guinea Fowl Breast
Rich and tender, with a fresh tarragon sauce and tarragon potatoes.

 
Gulp and Graze – 110 Micklegate
Gulp and Graze is dedicated to using fresh and natural local ingredients to create healthy and delicious dishes.
The café was created by GB long-distance runner Matty Hynes, who wanted to provide a delicious and healthier way to enjoy a breakfast or lunch while you’re out and about.
Gulp and Graze uses fantastic local Yorkshire produce to serve a fresh and healthy menu for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Gulp and Graze’s ingredients are sourced as locally as possible; they even get their cakes from ShutiShuti, the patisserie right next-door!

My Recommendations:
Griddled asparagus and Parma ham on toast
Served with a tasty lemon and paprika hollandaise, this makes for a healthy and delicious lunch or brunch option.

 
Eagle and Child – 9 High Petergate
Built in 1640, the Eagle and Child’s timber-framed pub is a perfect example of York’s historic setting.
The Eagle and Child serves only homemade and freshly prepared dishes, working with local suppliers to keep the menu as varied and locally sourced as possible for a seasonal menu along with monthly specials.

My Recommendations:
Sunday Roast
While the menu may changes throughout the year, you can always be sure of a delicious Sunday roast!


When you decide to try out one of these fantastic local restaurants, remember you can get at least 10% off your food and drink at these and many more York restaurants with a Craft Savvy membership.

Food and Drink in York

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