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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

    Edinburgh - City Centre

  2. Edinburgh Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    If you want food as fresh as it can be, visit Edinburgh Farmers' Market, every Saturday from 9am-2pm.

  3. Macsween of Edinburgh

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Macsween family has been making its authentic and award-winning haggis in Edinburgh for over 50 years.

  4. Balerno Farmers' Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Balerno

    Set in the idyllic setting of the main street, the Balerno Farmers' Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 10am -1pm. The market has a wide range of produce on offer. Come along and catch up with your friends.

  5. Belhaven Smokehouse Ltd

    Type

    Smokeries & Smokehouses

    Gradings

    Dunbar

    Smokehouse speciailising in smoked trout, bacon and premium sausages.

  6. The Hing Sing

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Excellent for all your Oriental needs, be it food items or cooking utensils, dishes etc.

  7. The Engine Shed

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The cafe attracts a wide range of individuals and groups with the emphasis being on serving healthy nutritious food in a relaxed and friendly environment.

  8. The Food Hamper

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Dunbar

    specialist cheeses, hams, salamis, chorizos, flavoursome olives, roasted peppers, aubergines and tomatoes.

  9. The Coco Chocolate Kitchens

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Roslin

    Your day begins with an introduction to cocoa and the history of chocolate followed by some serious chocolate making from creating decadent rose creams topped with crystallised rose petals to hand flaked organic drinking chocolate.

  10. Cadenhead's Whisky Shop

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

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

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