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Walking Food Tour of Saffron Walden

Updated: May 10, 2023

There is such a wealth of things to do if you are staying with us at The Three Hills, and last Thursday we joined a group of keen foodies to experience the delights that Saffron Walden has to offer under the expert care of local food guide Rachel Hewlett.

First stop, the Goat and Grass on Cross Street, a very popular brunch café serving the most delicious power juices, avocado, poached egg and smoked salmon breakfasts and a whole host of other energising dishes. Full of local buzz and friendly staff - you will want to linger longer than we had time for! Next we headed to Mini Miss Bread on Church Street, a wonderful bakery specialising in sour dough breads and selected cheeses. I bought six brown butter mini cakes to take home for the family - but they were so delicious I ate most of them before I arrived home. Whoops! Just around the corner we found ourselves in Chaters, a cool ex warehouse converted into a distillery and café, where we sampled their very own Vermouth - a fortified wine infused with a range of botanicals. Bella Bella on King Street was next, a genuine Italian pizzeria selling pizzas by the slice, arancini and other mouth watering Italian specialities. We then wandered over to Saffron Fish Company on nearby George Street. Drawn in by an enticing display of fish including the most amazing black tiger prawns I have ever seen, we sampled mouth watering smoked salmon. Around the back of the market we discovered Sage & Saffron, a greengrocer, deli, cheesemonger and wine merchant. We sat outside in the sun and sampled a variety of delicious cheeses and ripe peaches. At Adnams, just off the market square, we sampled beer and Provençale rosé, and we then staggered off to Jolie Patisserie, on Rose and Crown Walk, specialising in a range of delicious macarons. Finally, we were treated to a mini talk on artisan chocolate making at Hill St., a chocolate shop and café on a street with the same name. Somehow we all found room to sample the range of delicious chocolates on offer.

If you like the sound of this tour, and love food, you can book directly with the Saffron Saffron Walden Town Council by clicking on the following link:

The tour lasts about 2 and a half hours, takes place every Thursday at 11am, and at £55/person is a great deal. Just don't eat much for breakfast!

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