I was born in Whitby, and I live in Whitby again now. In the intervening years, when not
in Whitby, I missed it hugely. In part for the obvious, the sights and sounds, the harbour and history - but most notably and perhaps not predictably, for the food!
I often find myself (almost every day) tucking into something delightful, made in or around Whitby, better than anything I've tucked into anywhere in the country - or the world come to that - and I often wonder how many of these Whitby treasures are tucked into by visitors and how many are overlooked. A good few of my favourite things are not available on the beaten tourist tracks, nor are they heavily marketed - so I suspect a lot of people are simply missing out. Let's change that...
Before I make a list of my recommendations, I'm going to ask the wider audience for theirs; partly for inspiration, in case I miss something obvious, but partly also in case I have spent my entire life missing out on yet another wonderful food.
If you love a Whitby foodstuff, please help. Come on over to our Facebook page
and see if someone has already recommended it - if so, give it a LIKE. If not, please please add it. It could be something you buy over a counter - or something you pick from a restaurant menu - anything, as long as it's food.
And in a food related
motivational way, Whitby Online is offering a £40 Magpie Cafe voucher
to one lucky eater who likes our Facebook page
, recommends a Whitby food and shares our Whitby food Facebook post. We'll select one of you at random on
December 21st 2015.
UPDATE (22nd December 2015):
Thank you for your suggestions! The competition is now closed but we are very much still on the lookout for more suggestions...