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Eat your way around the UK with our food map

From the Scottish Highlands, right down to Cornwall

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Eat your way around the UK with our food map

The United Kingdom. An island steeped in history, blessed with diversity and spoilt for choice when it comes to unique and locally-sourced produce. 

No other island compares when it comes to variety, quality and timeless classics

From potato vodka made in Northern Ireland, strawberry-flavoured wine fermented in the Scottish highlands to a Yorkshire relish which was first produced in 1885 - no other island compares when it comes to a wide variety of food, quality products and timeless, well-loved dishes.

To show off our national treasures in all their glory, we've put together a food map which lists products from up and down the country which we proudly stock and a few great destination places to eat out, too.

Northern Ireland

Potatoes and soda bread are never too far off the menu when it comes to discussing Northern Ireland's food roots. 

Produce: Smooth and earthy with subtle notes of vanilla and apple RubyBlue is Ireland's first distilled potato vodka. It's made in Lisburn by husband and wife team Stuart and Barbara Hughes, using later-harvest potatoes for the best flavour. 

Places to eat: Pay homage to the UK's most loved breakfast - the full English breakfast or Ulster Fry as it's known in Northern Ireland at St George's Market Bar and Grill

SCOTLAND

When you think of Scotland - neeps, tatties and haggis come to mind. But they're not the only delightful delicacies to have come from the highlands.

Produce: Fermented in Scotland’s oldest winery, Cairn O'Mohr's fruit wines are made with ingredients mostly sourced within 25 miles, including Perthshire’s famous raspberries and strawberries, as well as foraged oak leaves and elderberries. 

Places to eat: If you're after some homemade bakes, then beautiful Ceilidh Place in Ullapool serves up scones and shortbread which will tame your sugar cravings. Or if you're after some lunch or dinner, try some locally landed fish and chips at Anstruther Fish Bar in The Kingdom of Fife, whilst overlooking the harbour - perfection!

LANCASHIRE

From Lancashire hot-pots to traditional tea loaf when it comes to 'proper' hearty food, our Lancashire ancestors know how to do comfort food. 

Produce: Famed for their Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffins, the Sheldon family’s baking heritage goes back to the 1940s – and they use the same traditional know-how to make their products today.

Places to eat: Take a drive down to the Ribble Valley where you'll find the Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote. With chef patron Nigel Haworth and business partner Craig Bancroft in charge, you can enjoy true gourmet meals in elegant surroundings.

EAST ANGLIA

Farmers' markets, award-winning restaurants selling Morston mussels and food festivals are what you can expect from abundant East Anglia. 

Produce: If you're looking for 100% British extra virgin and flavour-infused rapeseed oils then look no further than Mr. Hugh's. The Hugh in the name is from a family that’s farmed Norfolk for 200 years.

Places to eat: Head to Michelin-starred restaurant Morston Hall with head chef Galton Blackiston, who you may recognise from his Saturday Kitchen appearances.

YORKSHIRE

Yorkshire puddings. Perhaps - dare we say it - by far the best and most well-known product to come from Yorkshire? No Sunday dinner of roast beef would be complete without them! Yorkshire is also famed for its Wensleydale Cheese, Tetley Tea, Parkin cake and last, but by no means least, Asda after two West Yorkshire brothers co-founded the company. 

Produce: The perfect way to spice up pork pies and Yorkshire rarebit, Henderson’s Relish, was created in 1885 in Sheffield by founder Henry Henderson. Only three people alive know the secret recipe.

Places to eat: If you're looking for the most amazing fat rascals and Yorkshire curd tart then head to Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate and York. Or if an Indian feast is more your thing, than Prashad in Bradford, serves up stylish, colourful South Indian and Gujarati vegetarian cuisine. Yum!

WALES

From Welsh cakes to Bara Brith, these beautiful bakes have a special place in our heart!

Produce: The rainwater takes over 15 years to filter down through the limestone of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, where this natural, low-sodium mineral water - Brecon Carre Natural Still Mineral Water - is bottled at source. 

Places to eat: Nestled in the heart of Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey is fine-dining restaurant Sosban and The Old Butchers. Opening only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy a series of dishes using the best locally sourced produce available to the chefs on the day. There's no choice whatsoever, nor, indeed, a menu. So this one's for the spontaneous and courageous. Just be sure to book beforehand!  

MIDLANDS

Where would we be without Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, or Worcestershire Sauce

Produce: A family-run pork butcher since the Thirties, F.A. Gill’s slogan is ‘From farm gate to dinner plate’. Provenance is guaranteed on all products, including pork pies, hams and Gills Pork Sausages. 

Places to eat: Sumptuous homemade pies with traditional fillings such as steak, ale and mushroom, are served up at The Jekyll & Hyde in Birmingham. The restaurant also has a regular pie of the week which is sure to satisfy!

CORNWALL

You can't travel too far nowadays without a restaurant, kitchen or café serving up afternoon or cream tea. And it's our friends in the south-west we have to thank for this. 

Produce: The same family has been making Rodda's Classic Cornish Clotted Cream with its distinctive golden crust since 1890. Don’t forget – in Cornwall, the cream goes on top of the jam! 

Places to eat: Padstow is the fish restaurant capital of the UK with the likes of Rick Stein's 'Stein's Fish and Chips', Paul Ainsworth at No6 which serves up incredible local Cornish classics or visitors can head to Nathan Outlaw's fish kitchen in Port Isaac for Michelin-starred seafood.

SOMERSET

The West Country is a mecca for lovers of local produce and Somerset is no exception. 

Produce: Ten years ago, two friends dreamt of making soups and risottos loaded with fresh veg and no artificial preservatives so Watmuff & Beckett was born. This tasty range proves dreams can come true. 

Places to eat: From Sheppy's Cider near Taunton where you can go and pick up a big keg of 'proper' scrumpy cider, to cheesy cheddar from Cheddar Gorge - these attractions will give you a true taste of Somerset.  

Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local Asda store.