We got to York just after 10am (we travelled by coach from university; taking a group of international students) and it was already really busy due to the Food Festival. I really should have taken more photos of the food, being a blogger and all it’s almost an unwritten rule but never mind. Just take it from me that the smell was amazing, so much street food and cupcakes, mmm!
I couldn’t help but eye up the macaroons (and all the other cakes and desserts) in the windows of Betty’s tea room and Patisserie Valerie!
Around midday I met up with Adam and after catching up over a coffee from Dusk (which was really lovely and I recommend you go there if you visit York) he took me on a little tour of the city covering the Museum Gardens, Clifford’s Tower, the riverside, The Shambles, York Minster and Evil Eye; his favourite place for cocktails and thai food. It’s already been decided that next time I’m in York, we’re going there for food and some drinks. I really liked the poster they had inside with a tube map layout for the different cocktails they make.
I had a really lovely day and it was nice to visit York when it was a bit warmer and not snowy! When I was last there, on a previous trip with the study abroad and exchange international students (I work in the office as the Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant) it was mid January, snowy and really cold. I wore Converse too which definitely wasn’t the best idea but this time my Vans held up pretty well.