The World's First Garden City

Food Glorious Food

Food, glorious food

With an annual food festival that attracts thousands from Hertfordshire and beyond, Letchworth Garden City is fast becoming one of the county’s top culinary destinations. The monthly farmers’ market, meanwhile, gives residents and visitors the opportunity to buy fresh, wholesome produce direct from local farms and growers.

Alongside the town’s well established Italian, Spanish, Thai, Chinese and Indian restaurants and the hearty traditional British cuisine offered by its hotels and pubs, Letchworth Garden City has much to tantalise the taste buds. The main shopping streets boast two independent butchers, local bakeries, a popular fruit and veg outlet selling locally sourced produce, a shop devoted to sweets and chocolate, and a retailer specialising in Asian ingredients.

Add a splash of coffee shops in which to while away the day – and a wide selection of favourite takeaways including pizza, pasta and award winning fish and chips – and you have a town that not only loves its food but makes it its business.