We’re so lucky here in Yorkshire to have dozens of amazing food producers right on our doorstep. In fact, you can get everything you need for an amazing picnic locally, and to prove it we’ve listed our “dream team” of picnic foods. Now….to go out and buy them!
Vale of Mowbray Pork Pies
No picnic is complete without a pork pie, so we’ve included our delicious Large Pork Pie with Egg on the list. It’s the perfect treat to take when you’re on a group picnic – just cut into slices and pair with one of the amazing accompaniments below.
Shepherd’s Purse Yorkshire Blue Cheese
Soft and creamy but with a strong blue taste, cheese-lovers will adore this blue cheese from Shepherd’s Purse. You can buy it online in slices, quarters, halves or even a full truckle!
We love eating crisps alongside our pork pies and they always go down well at picnics. These cheddar and caramelised onion chutney crisps from Yorkshire Crisps go amazingly well with cold meats, so they’re our top picnic pick. Be warned though, once you’ve tried these luxury crisps you won’t want to go back to ‘ordinary’ ones!
Bracken Hill Chutney
We recently discovered these amazing chutneys from Bracken Hill Fine Foods, and our current favourite is this carrot chutney ‘with a kick’! It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and it goes fantastically well with a pork pie.
Lewis and Cooper Biscuits
Something of an institution in Northallerton, we could spend hours in Lewis and Cooper – and our entire pay cheque on their delicious food! We’ve picked their traditional Yorkshire Biscuits for our picnic – chocolate chip, obviously!
No picnic is complete without something to wash it all down with, and we’ve picked Minster Ale from York Brewery. It’s got lots of citrus flavours, and it comes in nice big 500ml bottles that are perfect for sharing with your picnic chums!