The Staffordshire oatcake is delicious, versatile, and unique to the local area - its exact recipe is also shrouded in mystery.
If you're reading this, your stomach's rumbling and you're looking for places in The Potteries to get your oatcake fix, here are our five top picks - you're welcome...
Location: Off Brownhills Road. Westport Lake. Tunstall. Stoke on Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6.
What's better than an oatcake prepared fresh from a barge? Not much, we'll tell you. While you're out on a scenic stroll around the lake, stop off here for an oaty fix and wash it down with a tea or coffee.
Location: Hickman Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 2AR.
Tucked away just off Bridge Street in Newcastle Town Centre, Oatcake Heaven is a warm and welcoming oatcake emporium that offers a range of tasty fillings as well as a host of sandwiches and baps. A firm favourite.
Location: 421 King Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 3EE.
Foley Oatcakes sports a homely vibe and its oatcakes have a wonderfully distinct taste. Standing tall for 30 years, Foley knows a thing or two about an oatcake, and you can't go wrong here.
Location: 597 - 599 High Lane, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 7EP.
Not only does High Lane serve up top notch oatcakes, but they also do a mean Pikelets, and if you're a fan, you must try one, or three. Founded in 1980, High Lane Oatcakes is still a huge hit with the locals, and some people even travel across the city to their oat-y fix. Their oatcakes a tasty and the service is top-notch, making this one of the best oatcake shops in town.
Location: 1 Contract House, Stafford Street, Stone ST15 8QW.
Down Stone's main drag lies Milkshakes and Oatcakes, one of the most popular spots in town. The oatcake fillings are varied, the interiors are quirky, and the mega milkshakes are out of this world - may we suggest the Ferrero Rocher - it’s spot on.