This new grocers and deli in Blyth is stocking artisan local produce from bread and cheese to cakes and pastries, including fresh bread from Northumberland's Bread & Roses. From spiced cauliflower soup to cheese, bacon & onion quiche, all of their products are freshly-created, and with Biscoff banana bread straight from the oven, you can’t really say no.
This is the independent cheese shop you need to know about, which opened late last year. As well as your essentials, they offer an option for pre-ordered hampers (choose minimal packaging and the cost saved will be donated to FoodCycle to provide nutritious meals to communities across the country). We can’t wait for them to reopen at the end of January
Since opening in autumn last year, Coffeehaus has become a popular coffee shop in Sunderland, offering takeout coffee and sweet treats. Flat white? Cappuccino? Espresso? They’ve got all the classics hereto and they even have tote bags, made in store available in black and canvas colours – ideal for essential shopping.
A mum’s cancer scare led her to setting up this growing foodie firm in Middlesbrough. Kirsty Curtis from Nunthorpe started Two Little Birds with her childhood friend Claire Bracey last year and, since then, their charcuterie boards and afternoon tea selections have been in high demand – especially with people ordering them as lockdown treats. Thankfully, Kirsty has finally been given the all-clear, and we’re sure her business will continue going from strength to strength.
This new retreat nestled among the trees on a farm in Manfield is the ideal getaway and the perfect place to wind down and relax – just what we’re all dreaming of as we head into 2021. Think cosy fires and rolling-hill surroundings; it offers a truly Insta-worthy stay. There’s even a built-in kitchen with an espresso machine – everything you need for a luxurious off-grid experience.
Tapasya, new to Hull, offer a plethora of Indian spices which include whole, mixed and ground ingredients, each releasing spice-enriched flavours which are integral to the multi-cuisine culture of India. They allow you to transform a simple culinary preparation into something more – an extra tasty delicacy. We can’t wait to spice up our meals.
This online interiors and lifestyle shop sells carefully curated pieces, limited edition releases and exclusive collaborations from some of the best independent makers from the UK and Europe. Find cool, quirky and unusual gifts not seen anywhere else.
This small florist, which launched during the pandemic to help loved ones send gifts to their family, offers a range of bespoke products to fit the seasons and any occasion. Choose from bouquets, basket arrangements and hat boxes – all made to order from their website. They’re also taking part in our Living North Loves Local gift card scheme so you can treat a loved one.