No. 1 Tearoom is inside Townhouse B&B owned by Jackie and Mick Courcier, tucked away in Birtwhistles Yard, away from the hustle bustle of the town centre and open 11 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.
Jackie caters for all diets and there is no doubt vegans are catered for, when you see this sign and clearly labelled vegan options on the menu. Jackie does all the cooking, so knows exactly what ingredients are in each dish, a big bonus for people like me and offers vegan spread, plant milks and Violife cheese.
I chose avocado, sun blush tomato salsa and cheese on wholemeal bread and Steven a jacket potato with Moroccan spiced vegetables and vegan cheese, with pots of Earl Grey and peppermint tea.
The food took awhile to arrive, but being made fresh to order, we were happy to wait and worth it. I loved the homemade sun blush tomato salsa, which brought the generous filling together, the sandwich was scrumptious and a nice touch was being offered olive oil to drizzle on my salad. The jacket potato with its spicy filling, vegan spread and vegan cheese was delicious and devoured quickly by Steven as he was starving.
I had a brief chat with Jackie, who is so enthusiastic about her vegan cooking, she bakes her own bread, is exploring using jackfruit, recently made her own cashew Parmesan to make pesto and makes her own houmous and vegan cakes.
I will definitely return to try other vegan options and when we next stay in Skipton, we will be staying at Townhouse B&B as its in a very quiet location, yet so handy for the town centre.