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Iain R Spink with his Arbroath Smokies © James Fraser Photography
Arbroath Smokies

See expert Iain R. Spink prepare Arbroath Smokies on beautiful Auchmithie beach, where the delicacy originated many years ago

  • A woman loading large strawberry cakes from a tray into a packed window display
    Delicious hand-crafted cakes from craft bakers, Fisher & Donaldson in Dundee
  • A large rich fruitcake covered with almonds
    Dundee cake, a delicious regional speciality
  • A woman buying produce from a stall being served by the stallholder
    Buying local produce at the annual Dundee Flower & Food Festival
  • Traditionally smoked fish on display at the Dundee Flower & Food Festival
    Traditionally smoked fish on display at the Dundee Flower & Food Festival

Come and experience a true taste of Dundee & Angus by sampling the region's delicious local produce. From mouth-watering seafood and rich meats, to pastries and soft fruits, these excellent local flavours feature heavily on restaurant menus across the area.

Arbroath Smokies

The county of Angus is home to one of Scotland's most distintive fish dishes, the Arbroath Smokie and no visit to the area is complete without sampling this world-famous delicacy. Smokies are made by smoke-curing haddock over hot oak chips, giving the fish a strong flavour and rich, golden colour. The Smokie has protected status from the European Union which means only haddock smoked using traditional methods within a five-mile radius of Arbroath can officially use the name ‘Arbroath Smokie’.

Pay a visit to the fishing town of Arbroath and you won’t have to look far to find fish shops selling Smokies. Or why not head to the But ‘n’ Ben Restaurant in Auchmithie, the original birthplace of the Smokie to try their famous Smokie pancakes?

Soft fruits

Dundee & Angus is not only renowned for seafood. During the summer months savour berries cultivated in Angus’ rich red earth at one of the many fruit farms and discover the tayberry, a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry and unique to Angus. Head to Charleton Fruit Farm and pick your own raspberries, strawberries and more for a real taste of the Scottish summer. 

Savoury pastries

For another unique Dundee & Angus dish, visit the town of Forfar, well known for its local delicacy, the Forfar bridie. A meat pastry not unlike a Cornish pastie, the bridie consists of a short crust pastry turnover filled with mince and onions. Try a freshly baked bridie from local baker James McLaren & Son in the town centre.

Jams and cakes

The city of Dundee has a long association with marmalade with Dundee Marmalade first being made here in the late 1700s. The city is also famous for Dundee cake, a traditional Scottish fruit cake rich in flavour and made with currants, sultanas and almonds.

Those with a sweet tooth should also try Kirriemuir gingerbread, a tasty traditional loaf bursting with flavour from Kirriemuir, the ‘wee red toonie’, which sits at the foothills of the Angus Glens.

Aberdeen Angus

Dundee & Angus, along with Aberdeenshire is also to home to one of Scotland’s best known breed of cattle, Aberdeen Angus. Renowned for its rich and tasty flavour, the meat makes first-class steaks. Restaurants throughout the region offer succulent Aberdeen Angus beef on their menus.

With its distinctive flavours and outstanding quality the local produce of Dundee & Angus' is in high demand across the UK and further afield. The chance to sample the regional produce in its local setting is a special treat not to be missed.

Discover more flavours of the region in the Angus Larder.

Find out more about Dundee's Food Larder.

Browse the listings to find local food and drink producers across Dundee & Angus.

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  1. Manchurian Restaurant





    Welcome to Manchurian Restaurant , an exciting new addition to the Manchurian family, this family-run restaurant will give you the ultimate dining experience.

  2. Montrose Farmers' Market


    Farmers Markets & Shops



    A popular farmers' market attracting a variety of stallholders. Come and see for yourself on the 1st Sat of every month from 9am to 1pm on the High Street, Montrose.

  3. Peel Farm


    Farmers Markets & Shops



    A warm Scottish welcome with home baking, friendly service, unusual crafts and gifts.

  4. Fresh Food Express Ltd





    Booked a holiday home & are looking for the real taste of Scotland to be conveniently handpicked & delivered direct during your stay? We deliver the best local produce from micro-artisans in Scotland anywhere in UK, even to remote areas.

  5. Gradings

    Dundee & Angus

    The Speckled Hen Coffee Shop is a hub for locally sourced and home-grown produce in Tealing, Dundee.

  6. Forfar Farmers' Market


    Farmers Markets & Shops



    The market attracts over 30 stallholders on a regular basis and has a café serving hot foods using market ingredients. Takes place on the 2nd Sat of every month indoors at the Strathmore Hall, the Mart, John St, Forfar.

  7. Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best


    Visit our friendly shop where you can enjoy excellent home made country fare and purchase Scottish speciality produce and crafts.

  8. Darling's Coffee Shop


    Cafes & Tearooms



    Welcome to Darling's Coffee Shop

  9. Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd


    Producers & Specialist Shops



    Our family business (established in the 1960's) is now one of the largest independently owned salmon netting firms in Scotland. We have the fourth generation of our family starting in the business now.


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