South Shields specialities

16 South Shields delicacies everyone in the town should have tried at least once

We may not have any Michelin stars, but our great seaside town has many delicacies on offer - admittedly not all of them healthy, or vegan-friendly.

From guilty pleasures to seaside classics, here's a look at 16 foodstuffs almost everyone in South Shields has tried at some point:

Or seafood sticks or whatever it is were supposed to call them now. Fishy, rubbery, and containing absolutely no crab (though they are designed to look like a little crabby). Theyre a guilty pleasure for many a Sanddancer.

1. Crab sticks

Or seafood sticks or whatever it is were supposed to call them now. Fishy, rubbery, and containing absolutely no crab (though they are designed to look like a little crabby). Theyre a guilty pleasure for many a Sanddancer.
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Whether it was a knickerbocker glory or a 99, almost everyone in South Shields has sampled the wares from South Shields legendary Minchella & Co. These days we also have Toney Minchella to add to the town's ice cream offer.

2. Minchellas

Whether it was a knickerbocker glory or a 99, almost everyone in South Shields has sampled the wares from South Shields legendary Minchella & Co. These days we also have Toney Minchella to add to the town's ice cream offer.
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Probably served to you by an older relative who bought it from the doorstep delivery service. Its a classic North East firm, whose tea comes shipped in to our own Port of Tyne.

3. Ringtons tea

Probably served to you by an older relative who bought it from the doorstep delivery service. Its a classic North East firm, whose tea comes shipped in to our own Port of Tyne.
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Every culture has its own bread. This is ours. The heavy, stodgy wonder stuff is far more than just a big bread bun, and is used as a vehicle for all manner of wondrous fillings.

4. Stottie cake

Every culture has its own bread. This is ours. The heavy, stodgy wonder stuff is far more than just a big bread bun, and is used as a vehicle for all manner of wondrous fillings.
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