Six ace things that are made in Bradford

Bradford is a city built on industry…and while wool is its most famous export, its also made a significant contribution in the food and drink industry. Here we take a look some of Bradford’s best-loved food brands, from crinkle cut crisps to elegant cakes. 

Mumtaz 

The Mumtaz brand is one of Bradford’s most popular exports thanks to their restaurant style ready meals that have reached the shelves in Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda and the Coop. But their origins are much more humble, starting out back in 1979 with a simple stall on Great Horton Road. As they approach almost 40 years in the industry, they are still committed to making the finest range of authentic Indian food. 

Grandma Wilds Biscuits 

This family business, now in its fourth generation, still bake biscuits to the recipes created by Annie Wild over 100 years ago. The bakery was based in Haworth for over 75 years before moving to Steeton in the early 2000s. Today’s business holds true to the traditional family values and commitment of its founder Grandma Annie Wild all those years ago. 

Denholme Gate Honey 

Based in the village of Thornton, Denholme Gate Honey harness the spirit of the Brontes, harvesting honey from the heather of the moors that inspired the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. They now have hives all around West Yorkshire and also work with other Yorkshire beekeepers to ensure a plentiful supply of quality Yorkshire honey. 

Just Desserts 

Desserts are an award-winning bakers and patissiers offering a range of high quality, handmade desserts, cakes and quiche for the food service industry. If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you like to eat out, the chances are you’ve enjoyed their handywork! 

Seabrooks Crisps 

Seabrook have been making their famous crisps in Bradford since 1945. The company was the first to introduce the crinkle-cut and the first to use sunflower oil to cook their crisps. They are now one of the most popular brands in the UK, some rise for a company that started out in a converted terraced house in Allerton! 

Casa Espresso 

Bradford’s first specialty coffee roasters. Casa Espresso hand roast ethical sourced and fully traceable arabica coffee beans and supply them to coffee shops, restaurants and deli’s across the UK. They also sell their coffee online for home users together with brewing equipment, barista training courses and coffee subscriptions. 

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