Category Archives: Independent

The Locals’ Guide to Gluten Free Food in Harrogate

Photo of gluten free food in harrogate, waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

It can often be difficult for people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance to find good places to eat. And with Coeliac and Gluten Free Awareness week 2017 just around the corner, from 8th-14th May, we thought it would be … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Bike Shops in Harrogate

Head to Prologue on Cold Bath Road for all you need when you're cycling in Harrogate

Ever since the announcement that the Tour de France was coming to Yorkshire, Harrogate has had a reputation as a great place for cyclists. With a growing number of local cycle paths – not to mention nearby routes out into … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Cold Bath Road – Part 2: Shopping

Cold Bath Road shopping

Following on from our guide to independent food and drink on Cold Bath Road, here’s a round-up of the best independent Cold Bath Road shopping. One of the charms of Cold Bath Road shopping is the selection of longstanding family … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Cold Bath Road – Part 1: Food and Drink

cold bath road The Last Post

Cold Bath Road has been described as the Notting Hill of Harrogate – and rightly so. With more than 50 indie shops, salons and places to eat, it must surely be Harrogate’s most independent street. It’s rather unusual name dates back … Continue reading

Scandi Street Food at its Best – Pølse!

Photo of the Scandi street food pulse (hot dogs) for Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Since the popularity of street food seems to have risen recently, with great places such as Bundobust (a bar serving Indian street food in Leeds) making it into the Michelin Guide, we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House

Photo for the Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate blog about the opening of Starling Independent Coffee and Beer House

Wednesday saw the opening of ‘Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House’ in the space formerly occupied by ‘Walrus and Carpenter’ and ‘Jakes’. Some of the team went along to the industry opening night on Tuesday to find out about our … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Christmas Trees in Harrogate

Christmas trees in Harrogate

With just a couple of weeks to go until the big day, now is the perfect time to put up your Christmas decorations and enjoy the cosy festive feeling that only tinsel, fairy lights and too much chocolate can bring. … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Independent Craft Shops in Harrogate

craft shops in Harrogate

With the Knitting & Stitching Show starting at the International Centre on November 24, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best craft shops in Harrogate. It’s boom time for crafting and there are some great local … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Sunday Lunch in Harrogate

Sunday lunch in Harrogate

As the weather turns colder there’s nothing like spending a few cosy weekend hours enjoying a proper roast dinner. Here’s our guide to the best places to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch in Harrogate. We’ve widened the net to take … Continue reading

The Locals’ guide to the Best Pizza in Harrogate

family restaurants in Harrogate

Following hot on the heels of our guide to the best burger in Harrogate we decided to find out what the town’s independent pizza restaurants have to offer. We’ve tried to include as many as we can but if we’ve … Continue reading