What to eat in Belfast
Traditional food in Belfast has its base in the farming traditions of the area and as such relies heavily on potato and grains, which have been grown locally for centuries. Some of the Northern Ireland specialties you can try on your Belfast holiday include:
- Ulster fry: While usually served for breakfast these days, this hearty meal of bacon rashers, eggs, sausages, fried tomato and soda bread, was traditionally eaten at any time of the day.
- Pastie: A round, battered pie made from minced pork, onion, potato and seasoning, this Belfast delicacy is often served with chips as a ‘pastie supper’.
- Wheaten bread: This wholemeal version of Irish soda bread originated in Belfast and has a delicious nutty flavour.
- Yellowman: A tasty chewy toffee that was traditionally associated with the harvest festival of Lammas.
- Guinness bread: Not just for drinking, the famous Irish ‘black stuff’, Guinness, is used to make a rich and malty bread that is so good you don’t need anything on it but butter.