In recent years Malton has become a must-visit town for any foodies worth their salt. Over the last decade this town on the cusp of the Howardian Hills has restyled itself as the foodie capital of the North.
With a popular monthly food market, a twice-yearly food festival and an abundance of artisan suppliers and delis, this market town near York is well worth a look. Antonio Carluccio called Malton ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital’ and we couldn’t agree more
Malton Monthly Food Market
The Malton Monthly Food Market takes place on the second Saturday of each month (from 9am – 3pm) in and around the market square. With more than 35 specialist food producers to browse there’s also chef demonstrations and live music to enjoy. It’s a great chance to stock up on top quality Yorkshire ingredients from local artisan suppliers with everything from cheese to chocolate available.
Food and Drink in Malton
You’ll find a plethora of artisan food producers in Malton. The main foodie ‘hub’ is in Talbot Yard which is home to:
- Roost Coffee Roasters
- Groovy Moo Gelato
- Florian Poirot Master Patissiere
- Bluebird Artisan Bakery
- Rare Bird Distillery Gins
- Food 2 Remember Butchers
There are also two breweries in the town (Bad Seed and Brass Castle) along with numerous delis, bistros, cafes, restaurants. You’ll find greengrocers, fishmongers, a pie shop, a spirit emporium and specialist off-licence Maison du Vin which has a bar at the back of the shop so you can have a cocktail (or two).
You can book a tour of foodie hot spots where you can get a sneak peak behind the scenes and some tasty lunch too!
Malton Food Lovers Festival
Once a year the Monthly Food Market gets super-sized and the result is the Malton Food Lovers Festival. The streets of Malton are filled with an array of exhibitors and there’s a fantastic family atmosphere with music, celebrity chefs, a festival bar and, of course, food tastings.
The festival takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend and in 2018 the special guests will include Tommy Banks, Michael O’Hare and Andrew Pern. Find out more.
Malton is right on the boundary of North and East Yorkshire so is ideally placed for exploring the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Wolds. Attractions nearby include Castle Howard, Yorkshire Lavender and Flamingo Land.
Where to stay
Here are a selection of holiday cottages near Malton that are perfect for a short break or holiday.
Cosy cottage for up to 3 people and 2 doggies close to the old Castle Howard estate village of Terrington.
A romantic retreat styled like a French Gites in the the Howardian Hills countryside. Beautiful views and a dreamy master-bedroom.
A 2-bedroom holiday home with gorgeous cottage garden and lots of family-friendly extras.
This 4-bedroom holiday home in the Yorkshire Wolds is pet-friendly with a wood-fired hot tub in the garden.
Gorgeous Cottages are the booking agents for a range of Yorkshire Holiday Cottages – perfect for a short break or holiday.