- Yorkshire & Humber have the largest concentration of food and drink businesses in the UK, contributing £1.7 billion to the regional economy.
- Yorkshire is famous for its rhubarb, boasting some of the largest producers in the UK. Placed between Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford they have become known world-wide as the rhubarb triangle. Forced Yorkshire rhubarb gained EU protected status in 2010.
- Yorkshire is home to over 80 real ale breweries producing almost a third of the UK's beer, (Directory of UK Real Ale Breweries 2009) while Rotherham hosts the fourth largest beer festival in the country.
- Kelham Island Tavern in Sheffield was voted best UK pub of the year in 2009. (CAMRA Society for Real Ale).