York is fast-gaining a reputation as a culinary hotspot. And here's why...
There's no doubt about it, York is one of the prettiest little cities in England. If you crave a slice of traditional English heritage then there's no better place to sample it - York has an interesting past, architecture, Viking history, cobbled streets, boutique shops and beautiful gardens. For the foodies it has a burgeoning scene and amazing local producers on its doorstep. It might not have Michelin-starred restaurants bursting from its seams but it's only a matter of time...
The butchers on Bishopthorpe Road (row of shops) does the best steak & gravy pies, the best 80p you will ever spend.
And for Fish & Chip lovers - Petergate Fisheries, High petergate, near Kings square.
Debbies ice cream parlour in Stonegate is the place if you like Ice cream. 20-30 flavours all made by them. I have been going there over 30 years and the ice cream is as good today as it was back then. The strawberry ice cream will be the best you will taste.
The article never made mention of another delicacy from the area York ham - if you can get your hands on some, try some. Its only York ham if its produced in the Vale of York.
Restaurant Bari is a must for Italian food lovers. Its located in the Shambles.
Authentic food cooked by the family all Italians and a great ambience. Been there since 1974 booking is advisable. A meal will not cost you more than a trip to an ASK restaurant and is the real deal.
Danish Kitchen on Feasgate, opposite the Coppergate centre is great for a pot of tea (£1.50) and does light lunches and toasties. Again, its been there for time (over 30 years) and is very popular in the heart of the town.