Festivals and events focused on food and beverages are some of the most popular activities to do in Norfolk. This article will showcase some of the most popular foods to enjoy at Norfolk food festivals.
Brancaster Mussels caught locally in Norfolk are known to be large and incredibly tender. The mussels are caught when they are young and moved to the tidal creeks to be left to mature before they are harvested.
In Norfolk, the Brancaster mussels are usually steamed lightly in white wine or cider and are easily bought from local fishermen and in local shops along the Norfolk coastal road.
Norfolk Black Turkey
Norfolk Black Turkey is healthy and versatile meat and available throughout each year. Norfolk is known for its poultry production due to leftover grain from the arable harvest being fed to the birds.
Since the 16th century, Norfolk Black Turkey has been popular with Spanish explorers bringing the turkeys from Mexico. The turkey is usually cooked for only about 40 minutes with seasoning and water.
Local Craft Beer
Norfolk has many craft brews with local flavour and stands as one of the most popular drinks produced in the county. Almost any type of beer or ale imaginable is available, including vegan and non-vegan beers. The breweries can be found all over the county on farms and towns, with some producing their own ingredients.
Cromer Crab is one of the most popular foods in Norfolk. The unique taste of the crabs is known to be due to them feeding off the chalk reef just off the coast at Cromer. The chalk produces a sweet taste that they are famous for.
The minimum legal shell span of a Cromer crabs is smaller than Crabs found in other areas of the UK, which makes them more flavoursome.
All the foods on this list are unique to Norfolk and can be bought from most food festivals in and around Norfolk.