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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

    Located within The Scotch Whisky Experience, Amber Whisky Bar has a mission to inform and impassion people about Scotch Whisky. 380+ Whiskies, superb Scottish cuisine, and an informal, friendly atmosphere make this a must visit bar.

  2. Coco Chocolate - Edinburgh's Artisan Chocolatier

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Welcome to Coco Chocolate Coco specialises in Fine Organic Chocolate. Coco only sells 'real chocolate'; that is chocolate with high cocoa content and all of the expensive & delicious cocoa butter.

  3. I J Mellis Cheesemonger

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Specialist cheesemonger.

  4. Edinburgh Food Safari

    Type

    Food & Drink Visitor Attraction

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Fabulous eating walking tours of Edinburgh light on walking heavy on eating -we take you to local neighbourhoods so you can experience a new area and new food and drink experiences over the course of an afternoon.

  5. Henderson's

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Large selection of bakery products and cakes all supplied by our own wholemeal bake house.

  6. Dobbie's Garden World

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Dobbie's Garden World

  7. Mimi's Bakehouse

    Type

    Cafes & Tearooms

    Gradings

    Leith

    Mimi's Bakehouse is a family run, Edinburgh-based craft bakery. We offer a wonderful selection of delicious cakes as well as a mouth-watering menu of belly-busting breakfasts and lavish lunches.

  8. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Society's 28 Queen Street venue is open to the public to sample from their range of rare single cask whiskies from over 132 different distilleries. Enjoy their whiskies with a bite to eat in the whisky bar and The Dining Room restaurant.

  9. Coco Chocolate of Bruntsfield

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Welcome to Coco Chocolate Coco specialises in Fine Organic Chocolate. Coco only sells 'real chocolate'; that is chocolate with high cocoa content and all of the expensive & delicious cocoa butter.

  10. Foodmarket - Harvey Nichols

    Type

    Producers & Specialist Shops

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Harvey Nichols Foodmarket in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh.

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