There are many great foodie places all around us, selling produce that you don’t get on your regular supermarket shelves. In this section I’m hitting the road, visiting the people who make, cook and sell fantastic food. From artisan bakers to farmer’s markets, delicatessens to coffee shops selling homemade cakes, I’m on the lookout for unusual tasty treats!
We've visited Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms on a number of occasions but we'd never had Afternoon Tea. We both decided that we really needed to remedy this oversight. Oh, it's a tough job but someone's got to do it!read more
I stood and gazed around me at the colourful array of different foods that were packed from the floor to the ceiling. For a food fanatic like me I felt has though I had just stepped into foodie heaven. There were all sorts of spices, fresh vegetables, cooked meats in fact there was something delicious as far as the eye could see.read more
To make a good cup of coffee you really need good quality beans and the best place to go in the North East of England for good quality coffee is Pumphrey's, one of only a few coffee companies in the country that actually roast their own beans.read more
The Grainger Market was opened in 1835 and was the supermarket of it's day. The variety and quality of food is amazing, but what the Grainger Market has in abundance is history and character.read more