Enjoy delicious Yorkshire Dales food and drink - recommended by locals
Why buy food from faceless supermarkets when you can buy from people who care what they do, who know their customers and their suppliers and who take proper pride in serving high quality food at really reasonable prices? Relax with friends, drinks and hearty food in a traditional Yorkshire Dales pub, enjoy cakes, coffee and tea in a cosy cafe in the Yorkshire Dales. Celebrate and taste fantastic meals in our fine dining restaurants.
Our favourite six Yorkshire Dales food shops
When you've slogged to the top of a hill in the Yorkshire Dales, or just want to treat yourself, it's natural to reach for chocolate. The result of extensive research, here are my favourite Yorkshire Dales sweet treats
"Eating well and local makes me happy! Good quality Yorkshire produce not only keeps me healthy but also makes me feel reinvigorated inside. We try and only stock small farmhouse producers and selling their food makes me feel proud to be associated with them at The Courtyard Dairy and know that it is all going back into the local community. After walking up at Malham to have a hearty pint and ploughman's - now what is better than that?!" ~ Andy Swinscoe, Courtyard Dairy
Yorkshire Dales food festivals
Enjoy even more fantastic food and drink in the Yorkshire Dales by coming to one of our food and drink festivals.
Leyburn hosts the free Dales Festival of Food and Drink in June. Sedbergh's Food & Drink Festival in June celebrates not only food and drink, but also the culture, people and businesses of Sedbergh and the surrounding area.
The fast-growing Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival takes place in Skipton in July, or you might choose to go to the small but perfectly formed Sausage and Beer Festival at Camp Hill near Masham, also in July.
You'll find food stalls, cake and other food competitions, displays and demonstrations at many of our agricultural and country shows.
Treat yourself to a trip to Brymor Ice Cream in Wensleydale or Billy Bobs set in an old-fashioned diner, with a great children's playground.
Archers in Richmond make delicious ice cream, and then you can wander along the river to walk off the calories. At Birchfield in Nidderdale there are often special events on their working farm. You can't miss the spotty building of G&T Ice Cream Parlour.
Yorkshire Dales farmers' markets & market days
These are the dates of the regular markets around the Yorkshire Dales. Please double check details before starting your journey. Some markets are much bigger or only take place during the summer months.
Kirkby Stephen market
Masham market (small)
Kirkby Lonsdale market
2nd Thursday of the month - Harrogate farmers' market
4th Saturday of the month - Leyburn farmers' market
3rd Saturday of the month - Richmond farmers' market
1st Sunday of the month - Skipton farmers' market
3rd Sunday of the month - Grassington farmers' market
3rd Sunday of the month - Masham farmers' market
Where have we missed?
Which are your favourite cafes, farms shops and places to buy, eat and enjoy food in the Yorkshire Dales? What have we missed? If you have suggestions to be added to this page