Father’s Day gifts for every budget

Stuck for ideas for Dad this Father’s Day? You’ll find just the thing to make his day really special at Haxby Bakehouse Deli, where our range suits every budget.

Selection of cheeseboards

Etched enamel Roost coffee mugs

If he’s a foodie fan, we’ll make up a cheese and/or charcuterie box to the value you specify. The wide speciality range includes cheese from independent makers near and far. The luxury charcuterie comes from suppliers including Lishman’s of Ilkley and Grassfruits near York. Grassfruits’ Beer Sticks – pocket-sized snacking salami – are a popular treat to try. We sell stylish Haxby Bakehouse cheeseboards, as well as statement Lytton House cheese servers, hand-made from acacia wood and complete with a cheese knife.

Another popular range is our Falcon enamelware, a timeless design in chic colours which includes plates, an espresso cup and perfect latte-sized tumbler. If he likes a bigger mug, treat him to an etched enamel Roost coffee mug, a perfect gift to go with a pack of Roost coffee produced in small batches by the Malton-based family roastery.

We’ve got an amazing range of cheese crackers, olives, fresh produce including figs and asparagus, deli treats including savoury pies and quiches, amazing cakes, plus (of course!) the best range of bread you could possibly hope for. And you can present your haul in a unique Haxby Bakehouse tote bag (below), topping off dad’s special day with all the street cred he’ll need.

Haxby Bakehouse tote bag

Bakehouse proud to be part of Producer Markets

Tang Hall Producer Market

One of the best parts of our mission to produce the finest traditional, additive-free bread is getting out and meeting our customers, as well as other like-minded local producers.

Fabulous locally-grown and made produce

That’s why we love the monthly Producer Markets held in Tang Hall, along with the weekly markets held every Wednesday night. If you haven’t been yet you’re seriously missing out.

Stall-holders at the market are all local, small-scale food growers and makers selling organic, local, sustainably-grown produce like veg, fruit, meat, plants, cakes, eggs and dairy, oils, dried fruit and seeds, plus jams and chutneys. There’s also gorgeous takeaway food and hot drinks.

Phil manning the Haxby Bakehouse stall. Should have taken the pic earlier when it was full!

They meet at Tang Hall Community Centre (out in the car park at the moment) as part of Food Circle York’s ambition of creating a new sustainable food system to bring affordable local fresh product to local people.

Food Circle York was set up by super-chef Joe Fennerty, who’s worked in the finest restaurants (currently Skosh York) as a bread and pastry chef. The markets are held at Tang Hall Community Centre, at the junction of Fifth Avenue and Melrosegate, on Wednesdays from 4-6pm and the last Saturday in every month from 12-2pm.

Phil, the Haxby Bakehouse owner-baker, mans our stall at the Producer Markets, and our bread is also available at the Wednesday night markets. See you there!

For more information see @FoodCircleYork on Facebook and get onto the mailing list.


One stop shop for a scrumptious picnic

The new deli fridge is packed with yummy things

Haxby Bakehouse Deli’s getting summer ready with an expanded charcuterie range and enough mouth-watering favourites to make any snack, picnic or (outdoor) gathering exceedingly special.

We’ve selected the best local produce, freshly made in small batches, because a) we all deserve a treat and b) it’s more important than ever to support independent businesses from down the road.

Enjoy your Bakehouse treats right outside the door

You don’t even have to travel home to enjoy your meal: our outdoor benches are back so you can devour your deli treats, freshly-made sandwich, plus a hot or cold drink, right outside our door.

We’ve brought in a new fridge and crammed it with hand-crafted pies and quiches from The Pie Kitchen, York, as well as locally-made savoury pies, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs. Add to that a stunning selection of Silver & Green olives which has been flying out of the shop – plus there’s patés, balsamic onions, sun blush tomatoes, coleslaw and chutneys supplied by local producers.

Yorkshire Gin Coppa

Our Grassfruits range of woodland reared pork from Riccall now includes Peperoncino Salami, beer sticks and Guanciale (cured pork cheek), as well as the sublime Yorkshire Gin Coppa and dry cured Wildman bacon. The charcuterie from award-winning Lishman’s of Ilkley, and smoked fish from Staal Smokehouse near Beverley are equally amazing.

Don’t forget Haxby bread – and our yummy selection of cheeses. Plus you can round it off with one or two of our irresistible cakes produced daily by Sophie at BakeHouse Barn.

This summer is going to be simply scrumptious!

Garofalo pasta now on sale at the deli

As artisan bakers we’re full of respect for food made properly, which is why we jumped at the chance to add Garofalo pasta to our deli range.

The company combines artisan tradition with industrial innovation to produce dried pasta that we think is stunning. They’re also big on their environmental and social responsibilities, which is a huge plus for us.

Garofalo are obsessed with the taste, colour and “lively dish presence” of their pasta.  They talk about its “outstanding personality” and ensure it delivers “a unique tactile experience in the mouth.”

Spend any time with us and you’ll realise we’re similarly obsessive about our bread. So we recognise the signs of quality when we see it.

We now stock Garofalo’s Orzo, Macaroni and Orecchiette, all made in the celebrated dried pasta producing area of Gragnano, in southern Italy. That’s alongside our Seggiano range of Tuscan organic pasta, La Molisana tagliarini from Campobasso, southern Italy, and the brilliant Yorkshire Pasta from Malton.

Give them a try and show ‘em at home how proper pasta tastes. You won’t look back.

Magical hand-made Easter treats

Looking for a special Easter treat for the chocaholic in your life? We’ve taken delivery of some mouth-wateringly gorgeous bunnies and hens to make them smile.

Our exclusive supply of magical handmade chocolates from White Rabbit Chocolatiers in Beverley includes an Easter Hen decorated with orange polka dots on thick masterblend chocolate, containing two milk chocolate eggs. Or grab an Easter Bunny decorated with pink polka dots… it’s a thin layer of white chocolate over thick masterblend milk chocolate and contains two milk chocolate carrots.

White Rabbit Chocolatiers is an award-winning second generation family business whose talented Chocolatiers hand-craft chocolate in small batches using traditional techniques. Our Haxby Bakehouse deli range also includes cute little Easter hens and bunnies with a mini-egg, as well as a selection of chocolate bars which include the Easter special Cherry Bakewell flavour.

The Bakehouse is open as normal over Easter, serving up delicious artisan bread, pastries, cakes, cheeses, charcuterie and special ingredients. Our hours are:

Good Friday: 10-5

Saturday: 9-5

Easter Sunday and Monday: Closed

Tuesday 6th: 10-5

The deli charcuterie range gets even better!

We’re very excited about the latest additions to our deli charcuterie range: free range woodland pork reared by Grassfruits in nearby Riccall and prepared by charcuterie and salami legend Chris Wildman.

So far we’re selling Yorkshire Gin Coppa – the super-tasty shoulder cut which Chris cures using repurposed gin botanicals from the Yorkshire Dales gin company. It’s the cold meat equivalent of rib-eye of a cow and ready to eat straight from the pack. You’ll find it’s the perfect complement to Haxby bread, a cheese board and a bottle of red.

We’ve also got our hands on some Oak Smoked Dry Cured Wildman bacon, smoked at Chris’s Holy Smokery to produce bacon which makes a sublime sarnie when it’s paired with Haxby bread.

We love Grassfruits because it’s a small farm producing ecologically sustainable, healthy and nutritious produce. Its pork comes from pigs that run free through the forestry on the Escrick Park Estate, feeding mostly on Himalayan balsam and bracken.

Its back bacon has slightly more fat than you might find in the supermarket, and it’s cut nice and thick. Ideal for getting that perfect crispy bacon and leaves just enough fat in the pan for fried egg, bread or both.

We’ll soon be expanding our range to include Grassfruits British salami and more of Chris Wildman’s epic smoked and dry cured range. Pop in and give it a try!



Warm yourself up with a sumptuous hot chocolate made by York Cocoa Works and now available as part of our takeaway hot drinks selection.

Take your pick from Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate or Chocolate Orange – all made with creamy milk and gorgeous real chocolate flakes handmade at York Cocoa Works.

The independent company is based in Castlegate, York, where owner Sophie and her team are as fanatical about getting their recipes right as we are with our breads, pastries and cakes. We’ve stocked up on our favourite flavours to share them with you. Choose from:

  • Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate flakes handcrafted from 40% milk chocolate and whole cream milk powder combined with Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla to give a rich and velvety balance.
  • White Chocolate Hot Chocolate flakes are 36% white chocolate mixed with rich whole cream milk powder combined and Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla.
  • Chocolate Orange Hot Chocolate uses 50% classic hot chocolate crafted from single origin cocoa flavoured with orange oil, to give a rich and balanced treat.

We also sell a range of hot teas and coffees to keep you warm as you continue your journey. They go perfectly with our mouth-wateringly good Haxby Baker pastries and cakes selection by Bakehouse in the Barn. And from Friday, we’ll be selling bags of York Cocoa Works’ Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate so you can make it at home. Drop in and treat yourself today.

Pick a pretty posy for mum

Show your mum (or grandma) you care by picking a pretty posy from Haxby Bakehouse today or tomorrow.

We’re supporting fellow local and independent business the Little Bear and Bird Flower Company by selling their tulip and daffodil posies in the run-up to Sunday.

A daffodil and fern posy costs just £2.50 and the pink tulips edged with yellow are £5. Both come with a cute bow and are beautifully presented to show you care.

Team them with chocolate from the White Rabbit Chocolatier and a Haxby Bakehouse loaf. What better way to make Mum’s day?!

Say it with Chocolate this Mother’s Day

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year by giving her a special chocolate gift supplied exclusively to the Haxby Bakehouse Deli by White Rabbit Chocolatiers in Beverley.

The small independent business hand-makes heavenly chocolate and chocolate gifts which are different enough to impress, the right size for an indulgent treat, and taste spectacular.

We love the Edible Mother’s Day cards – a 13cm square of milk chocolate (105g) with a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ message and beautiful decorative chocolate flowers. Then there’s salted caramel bites… nine bite-sized pieces of creamy milk chocolate with perfectly-balanced salted caramel inside. We also can’t resist the ray of sunshine which is the pretty little yellow chocolate flower on a disc.

Or bring a smile to mum’s face with a Clever Cat… 135g of extra fine milk chocolate with a whole chocolate mouse inside. If dogs are more her thing, give a 130g milk chocolate Good Dog with two chocolate bones inside.

We also have a selection of chocolate bars in mouth-watering flavours, including a Mother’s Day limited edition Almond and Raspberry bar…. crunchy almond and sharp freeze-dried raspberries in rich 70% masterblended dark chocolate. Other bars include Rose & Geranium, Passion Fruit with Rose, Nuts and Raisin and ‘Aphrodisiac’ Fig & Cherry.

Come and take your pick from the irresistible range while it lasts: prices start at £3. And while we’re on the chocolate theme, don’t forget to treat yourself to a takeaway hot chocolate made with York Cocoa House hot chocolate. Choose from Classic Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Orange and White Chocolate flavours.

Bakehouse best Hot Cross Buns now in

Spring has arrived at Haxby Bakehouse in the form of our special Hot Cross Buns, baked daily with the our own recipe, using the best ingredients to make a classic Easter treat.

We make them in small batches with Yorkshire Organic flour, dried fruit and mixed peel. They’re subtly spiced, free of artificial preservatives and just sticky and sweet enough.

Some people can’t wait to get out of the shop before tucking in, others toast them and slather them with butter, jam or honey. Whatever your favourite, tag #haxbybakehouse on Instagram and share the joy!

It’s a pity we’re not travelling yet, cos legend has it that if you take a hot cross bun on a sea voyage, it will protect against shipwreck. Hang one in the kitchen, though, and it will protect against fires. And if you bake them on Good Friday, apparently hot cross buns won’t go mouldy for the following year. We haven’t kept ours long enough to test this though.

Whether you indulge as me-time treat or buy for your nearest and dearest, grab a Haxby Bakehouse Hot Cross Bun or four while you can and enjoy them with our best Easter wishes.

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