Posted on 26/05/2016 by David
When exploring North Wales you will notice three things: the beautiful scenery, the variety of activities to keep you busy and the great food! Wherever you visit in North Wales, you’ll find real, Welsh delicacies waiting, like Welsh cakes, cawl and rarebit. Of course, North Wales has more delicious restaurants than you’ll have time for, but here are a few fantastic food markets you should be sure to visit!
1. Mold Market
Mold Market is the largest street market in North Wales with a huge range of goods on offer, from crockery, to clothes, to flowers and more! But, Mold Market is especially well-known for its collection of high quality local food stalls. There’s also an indoor market, open throughout the week, offering an assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. There’s even a Livestock market – where you can watch Welsh farmers’ battle it out over the best cattle!
2. Pwhelli Market
Open every Wednesday, and on Sundays during the summer, this busy market – that welcomes visitors from near and far – really encapsulates the spirit of North Wales! Just like Mold Market, there is an array of stalls, but Pwhelli Market specialises in meat. So, if you’re planning a barbeque whilst you’re away, buy local – you won’t regret it when you taste the delicious produce you can find at Pwhelli Market!
3. Hooton’s Homegrown, Anglesey
This is one of the best farm shops in North Wales, with food only travelling a couple of metres from the family farm. Hooton’s is a great little spot to visit during the summer months as they hold their own ‘Pick Your Own’ events. Visitors can choose to pick their own strawberries, blackcurrants, peas and broad beans. If you’re visiting North Wales, be sure to stop here to get the freshest produce around!
4. Porthmadog Local Produce Market
The local produce market in Porthmadog is held on the last Saturday of every month. If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, this charming market – which sells a wide selection of cakes, freshly made jams and chutneys – is definitely the one for you! Porthmadog is a seaside town, so why not grab a few cakes, head down to the beach and have a lovely little picnic?
5. Welsh Food Centre, Conwy
The Welsh Food Centre is home to a number of wonderful treats. From the farm shop, which offers deals such as Steak Night Friday and fresh Welsh produce, to special events such as gin tasting or a Mad Hatters tea party! On site, you can also find a restaurant which offers everything from a small lunch to a seven course tasting menu. A real hidden gem found in the heart of North Wales.
When visiting North Wales, you can buy almost everything you need locally, and that’s one of the great things about it. Why not visit a number of markets and buy everything you need for your week away? Take a look at our cottages in the area …