I was amazed when I went to the outdoor market in York, mainly the variety of quality foods from all around Europe--actual hot main course dishes. I ate Spain, Germany, Italy, and France all in one place! Great quality and prices. I almost ate all my meals there and mixed with a few favorite restaurants, mainly Pub food. Hole in the Wall Tavern near the main gate is ideal, great pub grub and nice people and atmosphere. Fantastic Cathedral. York itself is a fantastic destination if you want to avoid the hubbub of the big city. Do not miss the side trip to Castle Howard (where they filmed a lot of Brideshead Revisited with Jeremy Irons), you'll be glad you didn't. Also, Chipping Camden is a great day trip and easy to get to--hike Dover Hill and eat at the Pub at the end of the main drag just off main road (forgot the name). Can't miss it. Arnot BB recommended by RS was fine. cheers, bob
jefferson are you suggesting Chipping Campden as a day trip from York?
That's a bit far for for most folk, I'd have thought.
Was this the street food market just off The Shambles? If so I wouldn't describe it as a flea market, anything but!
I didn't try any of the food there as we had a reservation at the Polish restaurant nearby but the food that I saw certainly looked good and a wide variety.
If this is the outdoor market mentioned above, I too wouldn't describe it as a flea market. I do agree about it being a great place to eat! I can't speak more highly about York; after London, it's my favorite city in England.