“ A hot food takeaway selling hot baps „
Looking for a light lunch in York, we happened upon York Hogroast on Stonegate in York city centre. The board outside promised the "finest hand carved sandwiches" and looking at what they had on offer was making me hungry! I'm quite picky, but this place had plenty to offer... My only problem was choosing!
The board offered delights such as:
Royal Hogroast - a king-sized portion filled with leg of pork, apple, stuffing and crackling (£4.50).
Leg of lamb 'hogget' with stuffing or mint sauce (£3.50)
Roast beef served with a choice of mustards, pickle or horseradish (£3.25)
Pork 'crookback' sausage served with stuffing or any sauce (£2.75)
Cajun Chicken - Whole breast of chicken marinated in Cajun in a tortilla wrap (£4.50)
Roast potatoes Home cooked in dripping (£1.60)
Plus many others. The above all came in a bread bap, unless otherwise stated.
On my first visit there, I'd noticed they'd got an offer on for a "Roast Dinner in a Yorkshire Pudding" for £4... As soon as I saw it, I knew that was what I was having! With the Roast Dinner in a Yorkshire Pudding", you could choose any meat, so I went with my favourite... turkey! They put a large Yorkshire pudding in a tray, then put the meat in, no less than 6 roast potatoes (!), broccoli, carrots and gravy and for no extra, they also added my favourite sauce... cranberry sauce. The lid was then closed, so I knew it would keep hot for a while (we needed to find a place to sit as York Hogroast is a take-away establishment).
Mum chose Leg of Pork (standard size - by the way you get the meat off the leg of pork, not a big bone in your bap!) with apple, stuffing and crackling in a bap (£3.25) and we also picked up a bottle of water (though drinks such as coffee and fizzy pop were also available, as were muffins!).
We were offered paper napkins and plastic cutlery, and once we'd paid, we went to find a place to sit and eat the food.
Sitting on a bench and opening my tray was heaven, I was starving and my roast dinner in a Yorkshire pudding smelled lovely... Tucking in, I discovered it tasted delicious too! The roast potatoes were perfect, the meat was perfect, everything was perfect! It was pretty filling too (so much for my light lunch!). Mum enjoyed her pork bap too.
In fact, we both enjoyed the food so much that we went back there the next day for our lunch too. This time we both had a Roast Turkey bap (mine with cranberry sauce, and Mum's with cranberry sauce and stuffing).
The staff were friendly and would make the order up to the customer's requirements, for example the Roast Turkey bap comes with stuffing and cranberry sauce, but as I don't like stuffing they didn't put it in. Everything is made up when you order it, so the food is nice and hot when you receive it. The portions were a generous size too. The place was clean and food hygiene was obviously important to them (Mum's a head school cook so she picks up on stuff like that!).
So, with delicious food, reasonable prices and plenty on offer, I would definitely recommend stopping by at York Hogroast for a bite to eat. We went to the one on Stonegate, but there's also another on Goodramgate (also in York city centre).