When people often think nostalgically of the North, Blackpool is a place which often comes to mind. It’s the seaside town of family holidays, childhood days-out and even great for grown-ups: with the pleasure beach, pubs and plenty of activities. Another area where Blackpool has established a legacy is its food – and this deserves to be celebrated!
The food and related traditions of a place can be very interesting, and Blackpool is no exception. Sweet and savoury options are offered up by the town, often an essential part of what makes a day out in Blackpool great. You should consider some of these traditional treats Blackpool has to offer:
Some of our favourites
- Blackpool rock – the famous sweet treat of Blackpool! It’s available in a number of different designs, colours and flavours, and truly tastes best when from the seafront itself.
- Pickled Cockles – there are a number of little fishmongers and food-stands where you can get some great seafood: with cockles being particularly associated with Blackpool. Small pots of them are often enjoyed with vinegar whilst walking along the promenade!
- Candy floss – for many people, a trip to the seaside is not complete without a big cloud of candyfloss. Luckily there are many places where you can get your hands on this sweet treat.
- Fish and chips – some say that no ‘chippy tea’ tastes better than when it’s bought from Blackpool and eaten on the seafront!
Continuing the tradition
Blackpool is the place to be for traditional food and plenty of fun. An example of a business also bringing this is The Pendle Pig. They are taking the love of tradition on board, and are offering a hog roast service in Blackpool at brilliant prices. For more information you can visit their website: www.hogroastslancashire.co.uk