Have you tried them all?

14 Hartlepool foods, drinks and dishes everyone from the town should have tried

We may not have any Michelin stars, but our great seaside town has many delicacies on offer - admittedly not all of them massively healthy, or vegan-friendly.

From guilty pleasures to seaside classics, here's a look at 14 foodstuffs almost everyone in Hartlepool has tried at some point. Some are Hartlepool specialities, some are foods we just all love - or are particularly good at preparing:

Straight from the sea to your plate, via one of our great traditional fishmongers.

1. Fresh fish

Straight from the sea to your plate, via one of our great traditional fishmongers.
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Described as like a fishcake, but made of potato and herbs these are particular to certain British port towns, including Hartlepool and Hull. Popular in chip shops, they were traditionally an inexpensive substitute for fish.

2. Savoury patties

Described as like a fishcake, but made of potato and herbs these are particular to certain British port towns, including Hartlepool and Hull. Popular in chip shops, they were traditionally an inexpensive substitute for fish.
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Whether it's a lemon top, a humble 99 or an elaborate sundae, an ice cream at the seafront is something not to be missed.

3. Ice cream in Seaton Carew

Whether it's a lemon top, a humble 99 or an elaborate sundae, an ice cream at the seafront is something not to be missed.
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Containing absolutely no duck, these meaty delights are a type of faggot - and at some point Hartlepool seems to have developed a reputation for making some of the best.

4. Savoury duck

Containing absolutely no duck, these meaty delights are a type of faggot - and at some point Hartlepool seems to have developed a reputation for making some of the best.
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