Food & Drink

There’s more than enough for you to choose from in the Vale of York, including locally reared meats and home-grown produce. Small towns host a choice of tea rooms and small cafes that are perfect for popping into for a quick bite on your travels. There’s also places to stop and have a break on many of the cycle and walking routes, so why not pop into one of the many bakeries and delis across the Vale and get a lovely sandwich to tuck into while you rest those weary legs?

Farm shops offer the very best of fresh local produce to take home and cook in your holiday cottage, and if you can’t summon the energy, there are plenty of places to pop in and grab some fish and chips!

Larger towns such as York have a broad and eclectic mix of places to eat ranging from fine dining establishments to restaurants celebrating the best of food from around the world. Enjoy some freshly-prepared ice-cream from the Yorvale family farm based in Acaster Malbis. The delicious ice-cream is made using traditional methods and the farm also produces fresh fruit sorbets and other desserts.