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Where to Buy the Finest Cuts of Meat and Fillets of Fish in Yorkshire

Roast turkey centre piece with vegetables and pigs in blankets Lishmans
Eat and Drink
November 2022
Reading time 3 Minutes

Deli-licious meat and fish for Christmas

From the freshest locally-caught fish and fine cuts of meat straight from the butcher’s block to delis stocked full of the best pantry produce – here’s where you’ll find it all this Christmas

Using a simple lobster pot, a boat and their unrivalled knowledge of the local waters, the Bridlington Bay fleet bring healthy, natural and delicious lobster to the plates of Britain (and the world). Using traditional methods and harvesting responsibly, the lobsters caught by the Bridlington Bay team can be found at fishmongers, cafés and restaurants across Yorkshire, and if you’re looking for tasty ways to enjoy your lobster, head to their website for inspiration.

West Pier, Scarbough YO11 1PD
01723 374102

With more than 40 years of experience within the fishing industry across three generations, Cod & Lobster pride themselves on supplying the finest and freshest produce along the Yorkshire Coast. Their independent wet fish shop is located on Scarborough West Pier and as well as tuna steaks, dressed crab, monkfish and salmon, you’ll also find locally-sourced oils, seasonings and sauces.

Chapel Allerton, Harrogate, Wetherby, Leeds

Established in 2013, Tarbett’s are Yorkshire’s largest independent fish retailer with outposts in Leeds, Chapel Allerton, Wetherby and Harrogate. Providing the highest quality fresh produce and always ensuring top-level customer service, find everything from shellfish, smoked fish, seafood platters and exotic fish for your festive table at these award-winning seafood shops.

Sausage rolls and pastas on a wooden board POOKY’S DELI & CAFÉ

92 New Road Side, Horsforth LS18 4QB
0113 258 8811

On New Road Side in Horsforth you’ll find high-quality food and drink stocked in this wonderful deli. Full of foodie treats, expect homemade sausage rolls, savoury snacks, crackers, chutneys, condiments and conserves, as well as coffee, tea, wine and all things sweet. Stock up on cured meats, delicious cheese and antipasti, or order one of their speciality food hampers which can be tailored to your foodie needs.

23–24 West Park, Harrogate
01423 507100

Priding themselves on stocking an extensive range of fresh meat, fish and breads, as well as cupboard must-haves, Weetons is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your festive feasting. Sourcing from local producers and artisan makers where possible, shop fresh fruit and veg boxes, as well as craft beers and speciality wines in the food hall, before visiting the deli for cured meats, antipasti, pies, pastries, and a huge selection of world cheeses. Weetons also create their own luxury gift hampers filled with Champagne, cheese, chutney and cake.

25 Leeds Road, Ilkley LS29 8DP
01943 609436

With a number of accolades to their name, Lishman’s of Ilkley have gained a local, regional and national reputation as one of the top butcher’s shops in the country. Although the business has grown and developed since it was first established in the 1980s, the team of master butchers, bakers and charcutiers continue to create fantastic produce. For a show-stopping Christmas dinner, order one of their award-winning hampers filled with a free-range bronze turkey, marmalade-glazed ham, pigs in blankets, oak smoked salmon, pork pies, charcuterie, cheese, beer and champagne.

10 Newgate, York
01904 673877

Tucked at the side of The Shambles Market, Henshelwoods Deli are purveyors of cheese, charcuterie, freshly baked pastries, pâté and preserves, as well as soups, sandwiches and sweet treats. Their homemade specialities include crab and chicken liver pâté, seasonal terrines and quiches all made using the best locally-sourced and seasonal produce. Plus, you’ll find foodie hampers (perfect for Christmas gifting) filled with delicious sweet and savoury treats.

raw salmon on a wooden board CARRICK’S FISH
Pies, pastas and pizzas in wicker baskets THE HUNMANBY PANTRY

Yew Tree House, Snape DL8 2TJ
01677 470499

This family-run business started in 1929 and, still using traditional methods, has gone on to provide award-winning produce to their customers across the county. Offering a wide selection of fresh fish, including home-smoked and traditionally cured Scottish salmon, oak-smoked kippers and homemade potted shrimp, Carrick’s also stock fresh fruit and vegetables, breads, cakes, pies, pâtés and fine wines at their Fine Food Shop in Bedale.

Fox Valley, Chapeltown and Hillsborough

For more than 60 years, John Crawshaw Butchers have been a familiar sight on the high streets of Sheffield, building a reputation for serving prime quality, locally sourced meat and award-winning produce. Sourcing meat from local farms within 30 miles of their shops, all cuts are personally selected and prepared by the expert team of butchers, so expect to find beef and pork joints, chicken, turkey, bacon, cooked meats and pies, perfect for feeding all your guests over the festive period.

Leeds Road, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1EW
01423 870800

With more than 150 local suppliers, 50 specialist producers and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, Crimple is a real foodie destination. Stock up on coffee beans, cheese, local spirits and craft beers, or browse the onsite bakery and patisserie. Shoppers can explore the sustainable grain store, refill milk bottles at the vintage milk float and enjoy a refreshing fresh juice at the juice bar. There’s so much packed into this food hall and you can even sit down in the Bar + Kitchen for a tasty lunch.

10 and 12 Bridlington Street, Hunmanby YO14 0JR
01723 891300

Made up of two neighbouring shops, a Yorkshire delicatessen and a village store crammed full of local produce, you’ll find everything you need to stock up for Christmas here. At the deli counter, browse the freshly-made scones, cakes and breads, as well as cheese and antipasti, before visiting the pantry where you can shop the range of locally-produced preserves, crackers, tea, biscuits and beers.

External shot of The Hairy Fig THE HAIRY FIG

01765 658611

The family behind R&J’s have been farming in Yorkshire since the 1850s and now, following a traditional process where animals are grass-fed and free range, the butchery team use traditional and contemporary hanging and curing techniques which gives customers tasty cuts of meat. On their online store you’ll find everything from large cote-de-boeuf steaks and belly pork to sausages, bacon, wild venison and pheasant, as well as delicious homemade pies and charcuterie.

13 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL
01439 771307

This award-winning deli on the edge of the North York Moors has been providing the very best quality food and drink to its customers for 30 years. Although it’s a small shop, the shelves and counters are packed with produce, including plenty of local suppliers and artisan producers. Alongside Yorkshire, British and continental cheeses, you can shop locally-baked pies and pastries, fresh salads and sandwiches, plus dairy essentials, chutneys, sweet treats, speciality wines and craft beers.

1 Pier Road, Whitby YO21 3PT
01947 601313

Whitby’s traditional fishing port has been recognised for generations as one of the premier places for fresh fish, and at its heart you’ll find The Magpie’s Whitby Catch offering a huge range of fresh fish including cod, haddock, plaice, monkfish and dover sole, plus fresh shellfish and naturally smoked kippers, mackerel and cod. Visit their online store, order over the phone, or head to their store on Pier Road to see the team and pick up some expert advice.

38–39 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF
01904 677074

Purveyors of fine fodder, The Hairy Fig are renowned for their floor-to-ceiling stock of speciality food and drinks. As well as a wide selection of ready-to-eat pastries, pies and quiches, the deli is crammed with charcuterie, cheese, antipasti, jams, pickles and preserves, plus plenty of pantry staples including spices, oils, biscuits and sweet treats. The Hairy Fig is the perfect one-stop-shop where you can get everything from the best of Spanish, French and Italian foods to freshly baked breads, speciality beers, wines and spirits.

1 Paragon Street, Hull HU1 3JZ
01482 429348

This Hull hotspot is packed with locally-sourced fruit and vegetables, delicious home-cooked meats and pies, freshly baked breads, and plenty of olives, oils, wine and Champagnes. As well as pantry produce, sweet treats and worldly spices and cheeses, you’ll be able to shop foodie gifts, or head to one of the food vendors where you can stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Shires Farm, York Road, Easingwold YO61 3EH
01347 823155

This family-run, award-winning business offers free-range turkeys, chickens and roosters who happily roam the fields, being fed a unique diet which includes more than 10 varieties of fresh herbs. Allowing the birds to grow slowly and naturally ensures taste and texture and if you’re looking for your Christmas turkey, get your order in quick. Head to Herb Fed’s website to order poultry and get it delivered straight to your door, or if you’re local you can collect from the farm.

different cuts of raw meat with Rosemary laid between SWALEDALE BUTCHERS

22–23 Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BA
01947 229062

Loved for their fabulous selection of freshly baked goods, locally-sourced produce and fantastic coffee, this neighbourhood deli’s shelves are stocked with everything from spices, pickles, cheese and crackers to beers and wines, and the team here also offer grazing boxes, picnics and platters. So, whether you’re after a hamper filled with Yorkshire produce, or everything for a festive feast, The Whitby Deli has it all.

21–22 Saturday Market, Beverley HU17 8BB
01482 868190

In the heart of Beverley is Vanessa Delicatessen and Café stocking award-winning seasonal produce, much of which is made by the team or sourced from local farmers and producers. If you’re after fresh cuts of meat, head to the in-house butchery, and for food on-the-go, the deli has you covered. You’ll also find luxury hampers packed with fine foods and spirits selected from the best Yorkshire producers.

3–4 Fish Stalls Newgate,
York YO1 7LA
01904 627590

Whether you have a particular dish in mind, or you’re looking for inspiration for the perfect fish dish for Christmas, Cross of York fishmongers offer a wide selection of fresh fish, shellfish and game. The team here take pride in supplying the best produce to customers and local restaurants, and often supply hit TV shows like MasterChef. Find everything from monkfish, trout, salmon and sea bass to crab, lobster and scallops – there’s also duck, pheasant and partridge available to buy too.

Heritage and native breeds of cattle, sheep and pigs which are raised on small, sustainable farms in the Yorkshire Dales ensure delicious cuts of meat at Swaledale online butchers. The expert butchery team take a whole-carcass, nose-to-tail approach, but if you’re not sure what to order, we recommend the meat boxes that showcase the Dales’ most delicious seasonal cuts, including grass-fed and dry-aged beef, pork, free-range chicken, estate-reared venison and award-winning sausages and bacon. Perfect if you are entertaining over Christmas.

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