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Eat and Drink
January 2017
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Discover Yorkshire's best bakeries

Yorkshire’s best bakeries are more than simply parkin and soft white cobs. There’s a world of culinary adventure on the cobbled streets of the county’s cities and market towns.


A taste of New York in Yorkshire, Bagel Nash specialise in nine types of bagel, including a gluten free option. The company has expanded from its Leeds base across Yorkshire and beyond, with outlets in York, Hull and Huddersfield.

The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL


A Yorkshire institution, Bettys brings afternoon tea fans from across the country to its six tea rooms for a taste of home. Its selection of sweet treats are shipped across the country... but there’s little better than tasting it fresh from the oven.

Hookstone Chase, Harrogate HG2 7LD
1 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2QU
York, Northallerton, Harlow Carr, Ilkley


Established in 2014, the Bluebird bakery produces a range of breads and pastries to happy customers throughout York. From potato and rosemary bread to light frangipane tarts and award- winning chocolate brownies, the food produced from this home bakery makes customers sing.

2 Little Shambles, York YO1 6JX


Family recipes underpin Bondgate Bakery’s products, which are also stocked in Harvey Nichols. Winners of the 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards for best small retailer, their Christmas cake flapjack – which Bondgate simply call ‘crunch’ – causes queues around the block.

30 Bondgate, Otley, Leeds LS21 1AD
01943 467516


Though Whitby is best known for its fish and chips, Botham’s has been flying the flag for baked goods in the town since 1865, when the current proprietor’s great-grandmother opened her shop. Botham’s pork pies and plum bread are equally in demand among Whitby residents.

35/39 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AH


The Bread Shed in Beverley produces loaves from scratch daily from Tuesday to Saturday in its powerful ovens. This isn’t your sliced white, though: they dabble with strong flavours including cheese and Marmite bread. Their stollen is a Christmas-time treat.

7a Ladygate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8BH


Initially a wholesale bakery, The Depot Bakery quickly expanded into selling their baked goods directly to the public. From bread shaped in bannetons to doughnuts fresh from the fryer, they produce it all – and it can be eaten in leisure at their next door sit-down eatery.

92 Burton Road, Sheffield S3 8DA


Haxby Bakehouse sell their wares weekly at a number of farm shops and markets, and are best known for their slow, fermented sourdough. Need something to top a slice of their bread? They also stock the finest artisan meats, cheeses and pâtés.

Haxby, York YO32 3SA


A community interest company, LoveBread prides itself on using local ingredients in traditional recipes to produce tasty bread. They also host regular workshops during school holidays, teaching children how to bake their own loaves – without the fear of having to tidy up your kitchen afterwards.

7 Martin Street, Brighouse HD6 1DA


This vegan bakery began as a small stall in Kirgate farmer’s market, but has since evolved to become a fully-fledged bakery. Today it supplies cafes, delis and shops around Leeds, Harrogate and York with mouthwateringly tempting items including blueberry and Earl Grey cake.

Various stockists, including Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD


Robert Walker started his business with a small bakery and tea room, and has grown it into a small empire of delectables, serving up freshly baked artisan bread in shops in Skipton, Grassington and Leeds, as well as delicate handmade chocolates.

4 Water Street, Skipton BD23 1PB

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