Located in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby is The Whitby Deli, a shop and café offering a delicious antipasti selection. If you’re staying in a hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay, make sure you pop into the deli to try their high-quality local cheeses, as well as the rest of the ingredients on their deli platters, which include olives, peppers and capers. Every Saturday night the deli also hosts a popular Pizza Night, with a tasty range of pizzas, all handmade in the kitchen!
We spoke to Catherine from the Whitby Deli to find out what vegetarian-friendly foods people can expect to find: “We offer lots of vegetarian foods and have recently added vegan options too. On the brunch, menu our avocado and eggs are very popular along with our avocado, feta and oregano. Our daily soups are always vegan - we also have vegan spread for the bread which accompanies it! For lunch, our taleggio and mushrooms on toast are hugely popular as is the pate toast and pickles, we always have a vegetarian plate on the counter like our red lentil and coconut or mushroom and truffle.
“We are known at the deli for a friendly relaxed atmosphere, we are knowledgeable about our allergens and cater for coeliacs, and other dietary needs. Our food is home-cooked, we are not a restaurant, everything produced from the kitchen is made with great care and a lot of love which shines through.”
You’ll find a little bit of France in Yorkshire’s Mademoiselles, another foodie hotspot in Whitby. Situated in a magnificent Georgian building, this restaurant serves up delicious French cuisine, with plenty of vegetarian options.
Sue from the team at Mademoiselles tells us more: “Mademoiselle’s is an independent French café Bistro serving great food in atmospheric surroundings. We use locally sourced produce wherever possible. Our vegan and vegetarian dishes, are wholesome and hearty, made daily with the freshest of vegetables.
“We change our menu regularly with homemade soups and daily specials which are very flavoursome. Our chefs delight in producing great quality dishes at affordable prices. We are also very proud of our vegan and gluten-free cakes and afternoon teas. Our chefs always try to accommodate any dietary requirements.”
From the current evening menu, you could enjoy a traditional fourme d’Ambert, made with blue cheese, pickled walnut and apple salad, followed by a tasty aubergine tagine with hummus cashew nuts and vegetables, and lastly, you could treat yourself to a classic crème brûlée.
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