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:

The legendary saveloy is classic in its own right. Stick it in a bun with stuffing, pease pudding, perhaps some mustard, and the dip (a kind of gravy?) and youve got a dish fit for kings.

5. Saveloy dip

The legendary saveloy is classic in its own right. Stick it in a bun with stuffing, pease pudding, perhaps some mustard, and the dip (a kind of gravy?) and youve got a dish fit for kings.
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A traditional one-pot wonder of potatoes, onions and bacon. Once a make-do meal, its seeing a resurgence, appearing on the menu of some of the regions top restaurants - and often found on the specials board at Souter Lighthouse.

6. Panhaggerty

A traditional one-pot wonder of potatoes, onions and bacon. Once a make-do meal, its seeing a resurgence, appearing on the menu of some of the regions top restaurants - and often found on the specials board at Souter Lighthouse.
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Its not quite a curry mile, but the strip of Indian restaurants running along Ocean Road is a Mecca for lovers of spicy food. Almost everyone in South Shields has indulged at one time, even if it was just a takeaway.

7. An Ocean Road curry

Its not quite a curry mile, but the strip of Indian restaurants running along Ocean Road is a Mecca for lovers of spicy food. Almost everyone in South Shields has indulged at one time, even if it was just a takeaway.
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Whatever your poison, the surroundings of our wonderful historic pubs add flavour, zest and character. Though the locally brewed beers available do come highly recommended.

8. A drink in one of our historic pubs

Whatever your poison, the surroundings of our wonderful historic pubs add flavour, zest and character. Though the locally brewed beers available do come highly recommended.
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