Monday, 3 October 2011

Lewis and Cooper, Northallerton

On Monday I paid a visit to Lewis and Cooper, a food and drink outlet in Northallerton, following a suggestion from a friend that I might like the place. Like it? It was similar to suggesting that Gazza might enjoy a trip to the pub. I absolutely bloody loved it.

Trading since 1899 from Northallerton's High Street, this family run business is a food lover's paradise. Deceptively large, I could have happily spent the whole afternoon in here. There's literally thousands of lines available, from local honey, jams and chutneys to foie gras, impressive selections of supplies for Chinese and Indian cookery and sushi making essentials.

The delicatessen area is bursting with fresh produce including hams, highest quality sausages, cheeses and pates, some from European suppliers and others from right on their Yorkshire doorstep.

Cake decorating enthusiasts are well catered for too.

They brew and grind their own coffees on the premises, have endless Great Taste awards for their fruitcakes and puddings, and a well stocked wine and beer shop. You can also pick up a ready made hamper in-store from their huge selection, or put your own together to include all your Lewis and Cooper favourites. If you can whittle it down to just one basketful anyway.

A definite must-visit for food fans in the north east.

Note: the car parking situation in Northallerton is a bit of a funny one. You need to pick up a disc from a local shop or the Tourist Information Centre, but it's then free on the High Street. Or you could just cheekily park in Tesco, at the other end of the street to Lewis and Cooper.

Lewis and Cooper
92 High Street
North Yorkshire


  1. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit Ruth, and that you seem to have appreciated so many of the things we try to do. Did you know we also have a tearoom on the first floor? You'll also find a gift department up there, with cookware and tableware, foodie gadgets and lovely presents.
    Finally, a note on parking: we are blessed with three large pay & display car parks close to the town centre too (just 40p per hour) - discs are only needed on the High Street; and it's not cheeky to park at T*%co - anyone can park there for up to two hours, whether they shop in there or not.

  2. PS We also have a smaller store up the road in Yarm on Tees (where the parking is just as quirky - you'll need that disc there too!).
    Thanks again for such lovely enthusiastic comments.
    Yours in fine food,
    All at Lewis & Cooper

  3. I would just like to mention for those of us who don't live that local to this store, that they also have an excellent website and deliver across the country. I now live in Hampshire but still shop from here.

  4. If I might take the liberty:
    Our next-day delivery is particularly great for hampers, and we're working on a Royal Mail delivery option that will be more economical for those hard-to-find ingredients...