Sunderland has a wealth of wonderful foods

23 Sunderland foods, drinks and dishes everyone in the city should have tried at least once

We may not have any Michelin stars, but Sunderland 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 22 foodstuffs almost everyone in Sunderland should have tried at some point:

A jammy shortbread sandwich topped with the most amazing pink icing. They are so wondrous, some have suggested they must contain some sort of addictive special ingredient - yet they are little heard of outside Sunderland.

1. Pink slice

A jammy shortbread sandwich topped with the most amazing pink icing. They are so wondrous, some have suggested they must contain some sort of addictive special ingredient - yet they are little heard of outside Sunderland.
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Did you know Sunderland has its own namesake fish? Roker ray (or thornback ray or thornback skate) is a highly prized catch, and recently featured on Saturday Kitchen, where it was praised by Michelin Star-chef Tommy Banks

2. Roker ray

Did you know Sunderland has its own namesake fish? Roker ray (or thornback ray or thornback skate) is a highly prized catch, and recently featured on Saturday Kitchen, where it was praised by Michelin Star-chef Tommy Banks
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The legendary sausage is already a favourite. Stick it between two slices of bread with stuffing, pease pudding, perhaps some mustard, and the dip (a kind of gravy?) and youve got a classic dish.

3. Saveloy dip

The legendary sausage is already a favourite. Stick it between two slices of bread with stuffing, pease pudding, perhaps some mustard, and the dip (a kind of gravy?) and youve got a classic dish.
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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 weird and wonderful fillings.

4. Stottie

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 weird and wonderful fillings.
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