It’s no secret that York is home to some of the best food in the world – that people travel for miles to get a taste of.
That’s exactly what YouTube chefs Sorted Food did, in a 400 mile round trip from London to York to find some of the city’s best eats and ingredients.
With more than 2.5 million subscribers, Sorted Food started in 2010 by four life-long friends (Ben ‘Ebbers’ Ebbrell, Mike Huttlestone, Jamie Spafford and Barry Taylor) to share the awesomeness of food.
And there was plenty of awesomeness to find in York.
Their mission was to gather inspiration and local ingredients from York and bring them back to London for a cook-off.
They split off into two teams to find the best ingredients and the places that had been recommended to them on social media.
First stop was the classic Yorkshire Pudding Wrap from York Roast Co, which was “the top recommendation” they had.
Upon trying it, Barry said, “I can see why people get crazy about this.”
Meanwhile, Ben visited Bluebird Bakery on the Shambles and picked up some earl grey teacakes, as well as some Wensleydale fruit cake from Henshelwoods Deli.
The teams also both visited The Cheese Trader on Grape Lane, where they picked up some “outstanding” charcoal cheddar as well as some cheese scones.
Both teams then rejoined for a “sensational” tasting menu at Fish and Forest, with dishes including boar and rabbit rillettes, scallops with a “bonkers” sauce, and “the most beautifully cooked sole we’ve ever had” with gooseberries and a caper sauce.
Later in the day, Barry and Jamie headed to Shambles Market where they were recognised by Christian Taylor from The Taylor Made Kitchen – who turns out is a fan of Sorted.
“[Christian] has furnished us with an array of incredible katsu loaded fries,” said Jamie.
And what would be a visit to York without a trip to Bettys, where Jamie and Barry enjoyed a “classy” afternoon tea.
The lads also visited Doe Bakehouse, Evil Eye, The Dark Horse Espresso Bar, Pairings Wine Bar and Millie’s Cookies.
The foodie day was finished with some ice cream from Ice Cream Rescue at Museum Gardens and The Full Moo Ice Cream Boat by Lendal Bridge.
So how well did they do cooking their dishes back home in London? You’ll have to watch the video to find out…