Enjoy delicious Yorkshire Dales food and drink - recommended by locals
Why buy food from faceless supermarkets when you can buy from people who care about what they do, who know their customers and their suppliers and who take proper pride in serving high quality food at really reasonable prices?
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
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 bigger at certain times, or only take place during the summer months. Changes are sometimes made at the last minute so it's essential to double check.
Monday: Skipton market, Kirkby Stephen market
Tuesday: Bedale market, Hawes market, Settle market
Wednesday: Sedbergh market, Bentham market, Skipton market
Masham market (small)
Thursday: Ripon market, Kirkby Lonsdale market, 2nd Thursday of the month - Harrogate farmers' market
Friday: Ingleton market, Skipton market, Leyburn market
Saturday: Skipton market, Masham market, Richmond 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
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. You can enjoy an ice cream from Archers in Richmond, then wander along the river to walk off the calories. Birchfield in Nidderdale sometimes has events on their working farm. You can't miss the colourful building of G&T Ice Cream Parlour near Ripon. I loved this 'famous five' ice cream.
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