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  • Shelves backed full of fresh fruit and vegetables including strawberries and asparagus
    Fresh fruit and vegetables from East Lothian
  • A plate of venison loin and pumpkin gnocchi from the Michelin-starred restaurant The Kitchin, Edinburgh
    Venison loin dish, The Kitchin, Edinburgh
  • Smoked salmon on sale at Edinburgh's farmers' market
    Smoked salmon at an Edinburgh farmers' market

Edinburgh & The Lothians is a region bursting with flavour and excellent local produce. From the fresh seafood caught off the Firth of Forth and succulent beef and lamb sourced from the fertile Lothian farmland, to mouth-watering dairy produce and seasonal fruit and vegetables, there’s lots of choice.

Discover great producers across the region at grocery shops and local delis including Ian Mellis, whose mouth-watering cheeses can be found in stores throughout the city of Edinburgh. There are also plenty artisan bakeries as well as butchers who specialise in traditional Scottish fare including black pudding and haggis.

Edinburgh also enjoys many international influences which offer a true feast of the senses, such as the popular Valvona & Crolla which specialises in Italian produce.

Along the coast in East Lothian, you can pick up a range of delicious smoked goods from the Belhaven Smokehouse in Dunbar including smoked cheese, salmon and trout. While you're in Dunbar, make the most of the fresh seasonal berries by picking your own fruit at Belhaven Fruit Farm.

Wherever you are in Edinburgh & The Lothians you’re never far from inspirational local producers selling a range of mouth-watering produce from across Scotland and beyond.

Drinks

There’s also a number of Lothian-produced drinks and drink attractions to enjoy during your visit including the area’s only distillery at Glenkinchie in East Lothian.

Food and drink events

Don’t miss the region’s food and drink events held throughout the year where you can sample the best local produce while enjoying a great family day out. Discover the excellent Edinburgh’s Foodies Festival in Inverleith Park and enjoy signature dishes from the restaurant tents, sample local beverages or learn the tricks of the trade at cookery masterclasses for all ages. The annual Royal Highland Show at Ingliston is another foodie event where more than 100 exhibitors showcase Scotland’s natural larder in all its glory.

Browse the listings to find more local producers across Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Dirleton

    A bar-cafe-restaurant on the site of a former Victorian kitchen garden, you can also visit our deli/farm shop - open seven days a week.

  2. Glass & Thompson

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Cafe style deli in the centre of Edinburgh.

  3. Henderson Wines

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Sells over 1200 wines for sale as well as over 100 beers and 50 Malts.

  4. I J Mellis Cheesemonger

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Specialist cheesemonger.

  5. Edinburgh Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Widely acknowledged as the premier market in Scotland.

  6. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Society is opening its doors to all, with an invitation to discover their rare single casks from over 132 different distilleries in a series of specialist events and experiences. Visit their exclusive venues for an ever-changing sensory adventure

  7. Equal Exchange

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Produces hundreds of Fair Trade products from Honey to Olive Oil to Walnuts.

  8. Raeburn Fine Wines

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Shippers, Wholesalers & Retailers of Fine Wines.

  9. Cadenhead's Whisky Shop

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Whisky shop, home of Scotland's oldest independent bottler, established in 1842.

  10. Real Foods - Brougham Street EH3 9JH

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    For over 40 years Real Foods has been selling natural, organic and vegetarian food in Edinburgh and worldwide. When you visit our shops you are visiting the largest independent Scottish retailer of Organic, Fairtrade, Vegetarian and Special Diet food

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