Malton is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned foodie destinations built around its famous local produce, food shopping and monthly food markets.
Malton’s reputation for its excellent food and drink offering earned it the reputation of ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’. Indeed it was Antonio Carluccio, godfather of Italian cuisine, who having visited the town several times first coined the phrase during the famous annual Malton Food Lovers Festival, which takes place across the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May. The monthly Food Markets take place on the second Saturday of the month (March through to December) with an extended line-up for the Game & Seafood Festival in September and an array of special gifts at Christmas. The Talbot Hotel includes two restaurants with Malton Brasserie and Wentworth Restaurant and also offers visitors a chance to learn the cooking skills required for Yorkshire game, seafood and baking at Malton Cookery School – details about courses can be found on www.maltoncookeryschool.co.uk. .
Malton has an array of traditional food shops with several butchers, grocers, delis and a fishmonger. Add to this the “Made In Malton” project, which is bringing amazing producers into town. This growing community of artisan producers includes award-winning beer from not one but two breweries (Brass Castle and Bad Seed), fresh gelato from Groovy Moo ice cream, fresh bread from Bluebird Bakery, seven exclusive varieties of coffee from Roost, a fresh pasta maker at Passione Della Pasta and the newest addition is Butterbees which has opened Britain’s very first butter boutique – spread the word!
The wider Malton area includes rare breed cattle and pigs, the famous Ginger Pig Farm is only a matter of miles away, along with lobster and crab in huge numbers on the coast, grouse, pheasant, partridge, venison, hare and rabbit from the North York Moors. There are great local cheese-makers, artisan bakers, chutneys, breweries, Yorkshire spirits and much, much more. Malton even has Britain’s most northerly commercial vineyard in the UK just a stone’s throw away.
Malton is proud to call itself Yorkshire’s Food Capital and has big plans for the future!