Tasty treats and storecupboard essentials
Our sourcing strategy is simple, we stay local wherever possible and that includes buying smoked salmon and homemade preserves that are produced just 30 metres from our shop in Dunkeld. We stock lots of delicious food from Perthshire and the rest of Scotland and then look for really special fine foods from the rest of the UK and beyond. This approach makes sense to us; it reduces food miles and supports local food producers. As we said it’s a simple strategy. Of course we haven’t found a Scottish olive oil producer yet but let us know if you know of one!
Our shops offer a huge amount of produce from all over Scotland – smoked meats, cooked meats, fish, pates, haggis, jams, chutneys, cheese, chocolates, mustards, cakes, biscuits, oatcakes, breads and ice cream. Most are from small artisanal producers who have a story to tell. We also stock a large range of traditional deli produce from all over the world to complement our fabulous Scottish food.
We are particularly proud of our cheese counters, with their very large range of Scottish cheeses alongside international favourites. Our selection is one of the biggest of any deli in Scotland and we are always happy to help customers choose the perfect cheese, with a taster or two along the way.
Needless to say we make all our soups, cakes, scones, quiches, pasties and salads from scratch in our own production kitchen, using the same delicious produce we sell in our shops.
Our retail range of deli produce has been carefully sourced to offer you brilliant quality foods, locally sourced where possible, at the right price.
Here are a few highlights from our current range – and if there’s something you would like to see on our shelves please let us know.
Chutneys, Honeys and Jams
Sarah Gray’s Handmade Preserves - Jams and Marmalade made in the family kitchen in Angus in small batches using locally sourced ingredients.
Laird’s Inn Preserves – handmade preserves, jams and chutneys, including the inimitable Highland Perthshire Sauce, and our favourite Lemon Curd, all produced by Niall McNab literally a stone’s throw from our Dunkeld shop.
Young’s Preserves – our friend Lesley produces interesting and unusual preserves, made using mainly her own home-grown vegetables, down the road in the village of Bankfoot. Everything is prepared by hand, and Lesley says that patience is required as most products improve with keeping. Her Sweet Piccalilli has a dedicated following locally.
Heather Hills Farm Honey – Award-winning Perthshire honey which is collected and extracted using traditional methods. We also stock small batches of very local honey, when we can get our hands on it.
Oatcakes and crackers
Our range of oatcakes and crackers is almost as large as the selection of cheese you can buy to go with them.
Your Piece Baking Company - delicious, individually handmade Oatcakes all the way from Fife.
Peter’s Yard Bakery – we love Edinburgh-based Peter’s Yard crispbreads with that unique sourdough flavour and satisfying crunch.
Perthshire Oatcakes – local, award winning, oatcakes.
Chocolate and famous Scottish Tablet
Charlotte Flower Chocolate – award winning hand-made chocolate made locally in Highland Perthshire, using wonderful natural and seasonal flavourings.
Wicked Chocolate – all the way from Perth, we stock yummy Wicked chocolate drops and decadent hot chocolate.
The Chocolate Tree - award winning organic, bean to bar, and speciality craft chocolate from Edinburgh.
Kenmore Bakery Tablet – delicious buttery fudge-like sweetmeat that needs no introduction, except to say that Kenmore Bakery’s is some of the best we’ve tasted.
As well as lots of lovely cheese and charcuterie we are proud to stock:
Award winning Dunkeld Smoked Salmon and Mr C’s Pies as well as McSween’s famous haggis.
Oils, vinegars and dressings
Summer Harvest – a great range of Perthshire grown and pressed oils, vinegars and dressings.
Extra virgin olive oils from Italy, Greece and Palestine.
The Whisky Sauce Company – whisky sauces made not far away in Tayside.
Cochrane Cottage dressings – delicious dressings and drizzles made down the road by our friends Ross and Fraser.
Shortbread, bread and baking
We have plenty of biscuits and shortbread including:
Kenmore Bakery – locally made by a family bakery and award winning with a real homemade taste.
Casella and Polegato – fabulous artisan-baked fresh bread from Perth
Teas and Coffees
On offer in Dunkeld we sell Brodies and Pukka Teas with the caffeine fix provided by artisan-roasted Glen Lyon Coffee, produced locally in Perthshire. In Pitlochry we stock coffee from Brodies of Edinburgh who have 140 years experience in the art of roasting coffee and blending tea.
Lots of other lovely stuff…
Other favourites include
Gordon and Durward confectionary from Crieff
Scottish Jerky – beef and venison jerky
Poporopo popcorn – with great flavours including salted caramel and chilli and lime
La Molisana pasta
Mr Organic pasta sauce
Sri Spice kits – made in small batches by Thea in her kitchen in Fife.