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  • Fresh langoustines on ice at a market stall on Belmont St, Aberdeen.
    Fresh langoustines for sale on Belmont St market in Aberdeen
  • Baskets and shelves stacked with fresh produce at the Store Farm Shop, Forveran
    Delicious fresh produce on sale at the Store Farm Shop, Forveran
  • Wooden pallets of fish piled high at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
    The latest haul of fresh fish taken in at Peterhead, Europe's largest fishing port.

An excellent way of getting to know regional flavours is by purchasing them direct from the producers themselves. Explore the range of local food producers and attractions across Aberdeen City and Shire and sample the finest local produce in restaurants, farm shops and markets across the region.

From the land

The Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle is one of Scotland’s most famous and hails from both Dundee & Angus and Aberdeenshire. Known for its rich flavour, the meat makes award-winning steaks and can be found on menus throughout the country.

The Aberdeen Rowie, or buttery, is a savoury Scottish bread roll which, although salty, is often eaten toasted and served with jam or butter. They were created to serve the growing fishing industry during the 19th century.

From the sea

With Peterhead the largest white fish port in Europe, it's no surprise that the region is renowned for its succulent seafood and smokehouses. You can pick up fresh fish at the daily Peterhead Fish Market or try popular regional fish dishes such as Finnan Haddie.

Finnan Haddie has its origins in Findon near Aberdeen. The town, known locally has Finnan, was where lightly smoked haddock (haddies) were first produced in the 19th century. It is often served grilled with butter, or as a fish stew with milk and onions. Haddies, along with potatoes and onions, are also used in the creation of the traditional Cullen Skink soup, a local dish from the seaside town of Cullen in Moray. It is commonly served as a starter at formal Scottish dinners.

For a sweeth tooth

Don't miss the mouth-watering shortbread of Dean's of Huntly, or look out for the well known luxurious Mackies Ice Cream during your visit.

Cook your own

You can also use the region's finest produce and pick up some new cooking skills at the Nick Nairn Cook School in Aberdeen city centre. The classes are a great way to learn how to match flavours, prepare mouth-watering sauces and pick up a few tricks of the trade - not to mention recipes - along the way.

Browse the listings to discover producers and food attractions across Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Glen Garioch Distillery

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    Distilleries

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Oldmeldrum

    Established in 1797, Glen Garioch, (pronounced 'Geery') is Scotland's most easterly distillery and is situated in the historic old town of Oldmeldrum near Aberdeen.

  2. Finzean Estate Farm Shop & Tearoom

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    • Taste Our Best
    Taste Our Best

    Banchory

    Finzean wasn't called the "Fair Place" for nought - eat, drink and shop in the beautifully converted Balnaboth Steading and admire the wonderful views of the Feugh Valley and Clachnaben.

  3. Ellon Farmers Market

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    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Ellon

    The market is held weekly at Neil Ross Square and offers top quality local food and produce from the surrounding area.

  4. Donald Russell Direct

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    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Producing the finest quality grass-fed, naturally reared Beef, Lamb and Pork.

  5. Fettercairn Distillery

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    Distilleries

    Gradings

    Fettercairn

    Fettercairn Distillery has been in operation since 1824, making it one of Scotland's oldest malt whisky distilleries.

  6. Woodside Farm Shop

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Along with souvenirs and books, you can purchase a wide range of farm produce such as preserves, honeys, gifts and locally grown fruit in the Farm Shop.

  7. Farmers' Market - Alford

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Alford

    When: 4th Saturday of each month, 10am - 2pm. Where: Alford Heritage Centre, Alford. Since its launch in 2009, the popular Alford Farmers' Market has gone from strength to strength, with a range of stalls offering locally produced items.

  8. Portsoy Ice Cream

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    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    Banff and Buchan - The North East Coast

  9. Aberdeen International Street Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Market features around 70 stalls from all over Europe.

  10. Peterhead Farmers Market

    Type

    Farmers Markets & Shops

    Gradings

    Peterhead

    Peterhead is now the busiest white fish port in Europe and the largest fishing port in the European Community

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