Ilkley is a fantastic base for businesses to start and flourish. With the ideal location close to Leeds and Bradford and a buzzing town centre with a customer base who are willing to try, share and support local businesses.
Food and drink businesses in Ilkley are crucial to creating such an atmosphere. We've decided to focus on some of the up and coming and established food and drink businesses in Ilkley that we think have an amazing impact in the local community and who we think you should follow!
The Ilkley Brewery has built a global brand that produces great tasting beers and puts on some incredible events too.
Whether they are showcasing their incredible Lotus or Alpha Beta at their local brewery seasonal socials or new ales at beer festivals, Ilkley Brewery is a well known name in the Ilkley Community.
With the recent COVID lockdown, they have adapted their business to deliver their range straight to customers doors.
Copper Spoon Cakery
Copper Spoon Cakery was created by Alice Pearson in 2017 to produce incredible Wedding and Occasion Cakes to the local community of Ilkley.
Not only has she gone from strength to strength building a brand online, but also got involved with many of the local events and markets on a regular basis in Ilkley.
Copper Spoon Cakery also supplies the famous brownies and blondies for Friends of Ham Ilkley, a local Ilkley Cafe and Bar. Also, partnering with local wedding suppliers, Copper Spoon Cakery has boosted the Ilkley wedding cake offering in the local area.
Real Food Ilkley
Real Food Ilkley is a local community of volunteers who organise a fine food and local produce market set in the heart of Ilkley on The Grove on the first Sunday of every month.
After starting in 2016, the Read Food Ilkley Market has built to almost 100 market stalls that not only supports local economic growth but helps establish small and start up businesses within the Ilkley community.
In addition to this, the guest stalls often support charities and groups fundraise and raise local awareness.
Originally established with a store in Burley, the new Waste Not store is an ethical, minimal waste shop that offers accessible, ethical and sustainable alternatives to everyday shopping needs, specialist foods, treats and gifts.
Now with a new location in Ilkley, Waste Not can continue to provide a great service to the Ilkley community now too.
You can follow Waste Not on Facebook.
The Ilkley Kitchen
The Ilkley Kitchen was born out of two Ilkley's locals love for food. Marcella and Tina started in 2016 providing delicious and healthy food to the Ilkley Community through local cafes, markets and directly for private catering.
The Ilkley Kitchen were overjoyed to be winners of the prestigious 3 Star Great Taste Award for their Orange and Almond Cake back in 2017 and now serve to the locals of Ilkley.
Which food and drink businesses do you follow whether on social media or through their website? Let me know if you think I have missed any (and if you are a business owner, showcase your business too!) by giving them a shout out in the comments section below.