What to eat in the United Kingdom
From traditional roast dinners, with crunchy potatoes and piles of meat and gravy, to beloved battered fish and chips, expect local fare to be comforting and hearty. Stew comes in different varieties depending on the region: it’s Lancashire hotpot in the North West, Irish stew in Ireland, scouse in Liverpool, and cawl in Wales. The aspect they all have in common is succulent slow-cooked meat and plenty of potatoes.
The South West is known for its cream teas, lovely buttered scones eaten with jam and clotted cream and washed down with copious volumes of tea. Then there’s Scotland’s famous haggis, stuffed sheep’s stomach eaten with ‘neeps and tatties’, or rather, turnips and potatoes. It tastes better than it sounds! The UK’s cities are firmly up to date with vegetarianism and the vegan movement, with both supermarkets and hip eateries offering plenty of options.