Weekend adventures in York

A quick day trip to York in which we discover homemade peanut-butter brownies, a cycling-themed cafe and inspiration for a delicious pasta recipe!

We both love York and it didn’t disappoint this time. Sooo many tasty cafes, restaurants and stalls to pick from!

On our arrival, York greeted us with a street food festival. Oh the smell! Oh the vibe! And…

The food! We couldn’t resist having something from Tray Delicious. We chose a munchie cookie bar & a peanut butter brownie (generous helpings of peanut butter – we were impressed). I’ve never seen such a variety of chocolatey treats like this! Sooo delish! Also, the sugar boost is helpful when you’ve tired yourself out walking around the city walls 😉

As we explored, we found streets full of amazing performers and artists entertaining passers-by.

On the river we stumbled across The Full Moo – a quaint canal boat serving up ice-cream! It was a gloriously sunny day when we were here, so it’s no surprise that they were very popular. Such cute colours and delicious flavours.

After a long walk around the city we wanted to find somewhere for lunch. As the Tour de France is in full swing, Augustinas was keen to visit one of York’s many bike-themed cafes. We went for Your Bike Shed – a cycling cafe and repair workshop. From the outside it is obviously bike-friendly, with display bikes adorning the windows and multitudes of lycra-clad enthusiasts dismounting outside. When inside, the cafe is very spacious, airy and relaxed. Large wooden tables invite you to take the weight off and re-fuel.

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We shared a chef’s superfood salad (not your average cafe salad! You receive a plate full of pasta, mixed salad, tomato-baked potatoes, a pitta bread and coleslaw) and a tomato and basil quiche. Both tasty and fresh. In fact, it was so tasty that we forgot to take pictures until after we had finished eating – so apologies for the lack of visuals! The coffee is both strong and hot (we’ve got a bit of a thing at the moment about lukewarm coffee). However, I did order a latte that arrived looking and tasting suspiciously like a flat white! Anyway, Tour de Yorkshire was on the TV – so August was happy 🙂

Feeling full and relaxed, we stepped back out into the hubbub. We finished the day with a bit of shopping, where we found some amazing multi-coloured farfalle pasta. That evening we made an incredible Mediterranean pasta dish, which we’ll post our recipe for soon, so you can check it out!

Are there any hidden gems we’ve missed in York? Let us know your fav places!

Ellie 🙂


All the pictures are our own – except for the Bike Shed photo, that was courtesy of Trip Advisor! (image source – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186346-d5496456-Reviews-Your_Bike_Shed-York_North_Yorkshire_England.html)

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