10 Unusual Food And Drink Experiences In Yorkshire

At Uniquely Local we are passionate about finding new and interesting food and drink experiences. Whether you are looking for an experience to taste, make something new or learn more about how your favourite food and drink is made, we have over 80 quirky food and drink experiences on offer. We have rounded up 10 of our most unusual food and drink experiences in Yorkshire which make ideal gifts for foodies!

10 unusual food and drink experiences in Yorkshire

SPICED RUM CREATION CLASSES IN LEEDS

spiced rum creation classes

£89.95 inc. a bespoke bottle of blended spiced rum

Have you ever dreamt of designing your own rum? This one of a kind experience from the award winning team behind the Hedonist bar in Leeds allows you to do just that. Ideal for those with a foodie side or a budding scientist, this unique spiced rum creation experience is a 2 hour interactive journey through Spiced Rum and the Science of Taste!

KELHAM ISLAND BEER AND FOOD TOUR IN SHEFFIELD

kelham island beer and food tour and tasing

£75.00 per person inc food & drink

A fabulous gift for food and beer lovers this unique food and drink experience will introduce you to the real ale pubs of Kelham Island, Sheffield and the area’s rich brewing heritage.

The Food & Beer Tour focuses on beer brewed in Steel City and food pairings from some of the great local producers in the area.

FEED YOURSELF WELL WITH FERMENTED FOODS IN LEEDS

Feed Yourself Well with Fermented Foods in Leeds

£55.00 for a 3 hour course

A fascinating foodie experience suitable for anyone with an interest in healthy eating and the science behind gut health and the role fermented food plays.

In this fun and educational gut health class, Emily, the owner of Get Cooking, will help you understand more about what the gut microbiota is and what our amazing bacteria can do.

THEMED SETTING AFTERNOON TEA IN YORK’S PLUSH CAFÉ

From £25.95 per person

Enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the sumptuous surroundings of York’s most instagrammable cafe! Choose to enjoy your afternoon tea in one of three themed rooms at Plush cafe on Stonegate – pick the garden room complete with swing seats, or the art-deco inspired neon room or languish in the floor-cushion filled bohemian room.

GELATO ICE CREAM MAKING EXPERIENCE IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Gelato Ice Cream Making Experience in the Yorkshire Dales

£42.00 for 90 minutes (minimum purchase is 2 people)

Calling all budding Willy Wonkas… let your imaginations go wild on this family gelato making experience. You will create your very own signature gelato ice cream at the ‘Udder One’ in the beautiful market town of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales.

Upon arrival you will meet the ‘Chief Ice Cream Maker’ for your class and you and your children will be kitted out in chefs’ hats (hairnets for the adults as it makes them look silly!) and aprons – it’s going to get messy! You’ll work together with your family in a small class (max 8 people per group) to make your own delicious gelato ice cream from scratch using lots of lovely local milk.

HIDDEN GEMS GROUP VEGAN FOOD TASTING TOUR OF YORK

Vegan Guided Food Tasting Tour of York

£65.00 per person (min group size is 6)

Embark on a journey which will take you into the heart of York’s foodie scene where you will taste exquisite vegan dishes created by unique and independent foodipreneurs whose shared passion for locally sourced, sustainable, freshly made and above all sumptuous vegan creations will delight you.

This tour is about discovering the hidden gems of York through stories, history, food and fun. Whether vegan-committed, vegan-curious or a vegan virgin, this tour will satisfy your appetite for great food made with love. A great experience to share with a friend or loved one.

INTRODUCTION TO CHOCOLATE MAKING AT YORK COCOA WORKS

Introduction to chocolate Making

£55.00 per person (take home 300g of chocolate creations)

This half day chocolate masterclass is the perfect gift for all chocolate lovers. Discover the basics of chocolate making from working with the raw ingredients to making a ganache and professionally tempering the chocolate to create approximately 300g of tasty chocolate delights. Set in a chocolate factory in the heart of the chocolate city of York, this experience would be fantastic for any budding chocolatiers.

FORAGING COURSES ACROSS YORKSHIRE 

From £30

Join James – The Forager Within – on a series of foraging introductory sessions across Yorkshire. Locations include: Sheffield, Huddersfield, and Northallerton. 

Learn the rules and ethics around foraging, tips on how to confidently identify different plants, edible, medicinal, and herbal uses for plants, and much more!

This is just a small selection of our unusual food and drink experiences in Yorkshire.

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