Nothing says summer like a good old food festival, where we can happily fill our faces with chutneys and local artisan creations, guilt-free and all washed down with a locally brewed cider. If this sounds like the perfect summer’s day out to you, then Selby is the place to be this July 29th.
From 9.30am to 5pm, the Market Place and Finkle Street will be adorned with fabulous local producers. There’s going to be a whole host of Food and Drink Festival traders to choose from, but here’s a preview of a few to whet your appetite:
Saints & Sinners Preserves
These guys are experts in all things jam, jelly and marmalade and offer a range of different and genuinely homemade preserves. Freshness is key with these guys and they work closely with local farmers and fruit suppliers to ensure it stays that way.
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
This time of year, our fields fill with bright yellows that welcome in the summer as the popularity of rapeseed grows. Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil are experts in cold pressing their seed to create award-winning oils. With only half the saturated fat of olive oil and a high burning point, we really recommend you try their great product for yourself.
Little Somboon Kitchen
This family run York-based street food vendor certainly knows how to light up our tastebuds. If you like your food with a kick, give them a visit. With a menu full of South East Asian delights, you won’t be disappointed.
Salts Catering like to keep things simple but don’t hold back on delicious flavours. Using locally sourced ingredients, its menu is vast and caters to a whole host of tastes, so this could be the perfect stop off for any fussy eaters.
Little Square Cake Company
Run by a brother and sister from their homes in East Yorkshire, Little Square Cake Company offers sweet treats inspired by their grandmother’s recipes. Take a bite of their divine cakes and cookies and you’ll feel right at home.
Sian’s India Express
This is a perfect stop off for vegetarians, with some vegan produce on offer too. Sian’s India Express will keep you topped up with samosas, pakoras, and a range of pickles along with plenty more Indian delights.
The Butcher & The Baker
Offering artisan cakes, pies and sausage rolls, The Butcher & The Baker is very proud of its home grown, home made luxury produce and will be there all day to share it with you.
The Big Red Oven
The Big Red Oven is always a popular destination wherever it appears. Its show-stopping authentic wood fired pizza and fantastic fries are not to be missed.
The Joy of Coffee
This mobile barista coffee service from Hull will be there to keep you fuelled and energised throughout the day.
The Yummy Yank
Doing exactly what it says on then tin, The Yummy Yank serves up classic American baking, all made fresh by an actual Yank! Stop off here for an authentic taste of sweet all American treats.
Masons Yorkshire Gin
We had the pleasure of featuring Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin in our last issue of Wine & Dine Yorkshire, and believe us, you’re going to love it! Distilled using the traditional London Dry Gin method in a small copper still, this is a true small batch craft gin.
Little Badger Cider Company
It wouldn’t be a summer festival without plenty of cider. Top yourself up at the Little Badger Cider Company from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. They make a whole host of fruit ciders as well as your traditional scrumpy, meaning you’ll be refreshed all day long.
As you can see, there’s a lot to keep you busy and this is just a small slice of what’s on offer. We guarantee there will be street food and bars that cater to every taste. With your tastebuds well and truly tickled, the entertainment provided by Selby Arts Festival – including musicians and street entertainers – will be sure to top off a wonderful day out.
Hungry yet? We are! Pop July 29th in your diary and we’ll see you there!