If you love to shop local for food and drink then Perthshire is somewhat of a gem when it comes to fresh local produce. From inner city delis, to country farms there are lots of fabulous independent shops to pick up some of the tastiest foods around.
We adore all of the businesses mentioned. There’s such value in shopping locally. Not only are you supporting a family business or a budding entrepreneur, but the quality of the food and drinks on offer is simply incredible. Perhaps even a little too good! It’s very easy to keep on snacking when you have such tasty treats on the doorstep.
Provender Brown Delicatessen
Nestled in Perth city centre, Provender Brown Delicatessen is one of our favourite places to swing by for some top picks in artisan food and drinks. Specialising in a delicious range of cheeses, cold meats, gin and much more, Fiona and her team are huge advocates for supporting local makers. One of the best ways to sample their range of foodie treats is to get yourself a grazing platter including condiments, cheeses, crackers and more. Perfect for a romantic evening or a family get together.
Casella and Polegato
Casella and Polegato is a delightful Italian bakery in the heart of Perth. All organic ingredients go into their breads, buns and more using traditional Italian recipes. You can pick up a range of loaves, from organic malthouse rustic to sun dried tomato and more. Keep an eye out for their weekly special breads also!
The Cheese Byre
Can you ever have too much cheese? We think not. The Cheese Byre is the perfect place to shop a range of cheeses in various flavours and textures. The best way to sample all they have to offer is to try out their platters and gift boxes which include different cheeses, crackers, fruit and more.
Do you know the difference between gelato and ice cream? Gelato has a higher amount of milk than cream making, giving it a silky smooth texture and packed with flavour. Joelato is one of the best local gelato and sorbet producers in Perthshire. They have a range of tasty flavours including Snickers, strawberries and cream, pink lemonade sorbet, lime cheesecake and more. As a fellow food lover, Joe takes great pride in creating gorgeous flavours and a high quality taste which you can sample when he’s out on the road doing pop up shops. You can even have gelato and sorbet delivered right to your door!
Broadslap Fruit Farm
Situated just outside of Perth is the peaceful retreat Broadslap Fruit Farm. This is such a lovely little gem in Perthshire which deserves an afternoon visit. Take in the stunning countryside views whilst the kiddies muck about in the play barn before tucking into some delicious home cooking in the café. Of course, followed by a trip to the farm and gift shop. Here you can pick up fruit and vegetables grown on site as well as condiments and veg sourced by fellow local producers in Perthshire.
St. Andrews Gin Co
It’s no secret that we have been huge fans of St Andrews Gin’s amazing range gin flavours. You can pop open a bottle of their classic dry gin, or opt for something a little more fancy with their limited edition Orange, Tonka Bean and Cardamon, Pink Grapefruit and Lemongrass and Ginger. Serve over ice with a dash of tonic and or lemonade as a weekend treat.
George Campbell & Sons
Now in its fourth generation of the family, George Campbell and Sons is our top fishmonger to check out in Perth. As well as being a busy deli shop, the team pride themselves in sourcing the freshest local fish and shellfish. Top quality flavour and sustainable practices are key to what they do. Not only a fantastic place to shop for fresh fish, but over on the George Campbell & Sons website they share some lovely seafood recipes so you can try out something new.
Great Glen Charcuterie
Not too far down the road, you’ll find Great Glen Charcuterie in the Scottish Highlands. They are a family run business producing charcuterie made from wild venison. You can also pick up half Scottish pork salami, a selection of chorizo, gift boxes and more.
Hugh Grierson Organic
Hugh Grierson is the product of a family farm in Perth who specialise in producing all things organic! They offer a range of organic meats including lamb, pork and chicken and more using traditional farming methods. So, if you’re thinking of cooking up a tasty family roast dinner then be sure to check out Hugh Grierson's extensive foods.