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