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Written by Bianca Neagu|
The best way to experience any culture usually involves food
Instead of bringing home the usual fridge magnets and commercial gifts that will likely sit around collecting dust, give them a treat they can’t resist digging into! These shops are a must visit for any visitor wishing to buy tasteful - and tasty gifts to take home
The best way to experience any culture usually involves food. If I only have room in my luggage for one souvenir, I always make it an edible one. They usually are a hit for families, food enthusiasts, as well as people of all ages!
Instead of bringing home the usual fridge magnets and commercial gifts that will likely sit around collecting dust, give them a treat they can’t resist digging into! These shops are a must visit for any visitor wishing to buy tasteful - and tasty gifts to take home. This is a relatively inexpensive gift doesn’t weigh heavy in your suitcase featuring some of the best and most distinctive tastes of Scottish cuisine (and we're not talking about a deep-fried Mars Bar!)
Whether you're buying for yourself or are on the hunt for a friend or family, bring home a flavour of your trip with our suggestions of the best edible souvenirs our Gourmet Edinburgh has to offer!
v The Fudge Kitchen
Is well-known among locals as experts in what they do. It sells a variety of gorgeous goodies in the form of fudge, loaded with nuts, chocolate and other divine combos. The Fudge Kitchen offers a variety of handmade, traditional Scottish delights that will make you want to eat your weight in fudge! And if you want to get your hands dirty and your fuel sweet tooth, they even offer a Fudge Making Experience! You can even order fudge as wedding favours or business gifts.
v The Fudge House
Another fudgey offering - a family-run fudge shop in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile.
Delicious on its own or chopped and stirred into ice cream, as you have that well-deserved cuppa. Fudge is naturally gluten free, and there is definitely something for every taste! Highland cream, key lime pie, butterscotch, Italian nougat, chocolate rocky road, almond cream toffee, vanilla, triple dark chocolate and rum and raisin… you won't want to stop at just one delicious slice!
v Cranachan and Crowdie
Cranachan and Crowdie is a charming shop, with high quality Scottish treats! It boasts an exciting selection of food items that are locally produced and of good quality, from whisky flavoured marmalade, haggis flavoured shortbread, oatcakes, to a gluten-free range. The childhood favorites and well known sweets, Lees macaroon bars, Snowballs, Tunnocks Teacakes and Caramel Wafers - you'll be in heaven!
Shortbread is another wonderful and traditional Scottish treat - the delicious, crumbly and truly irresistible biscuit from premium brands such as Shortbread House of Edinburgh are packed in luxurious tins and are laid out in tempting variety in the shop. Heavenly combinations of aromas, from the iconic all butter to exotic flavours.
In addition, they stock fantastic artisan beers, Scottish gin, whisky, and Orkney wine, vodka with Scottish strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb.
Pick up loose leaf and packaged teas in several interesting flavours that include Scottish Breakfast, heather or whisky. Why not bring a Scottish twist to your morning and try a whisky coffee - from coffee beans roasted in the Highlands?
Explore the tastes of authentic Scotland with a haggis homemade DIY kit or order one of their gorgeous bespoke hampers.
A delectable delightful choice in food souvenirs for yourself or someone else!
v J Mellis Cheese Mongers
In a world of mass produced products stacked high on shelves in supermarkets, this shop sells an astonishing range of artisan and farmhouse cheeses. It combines top-tier international varieties from all over Europe with local specialties to create gourmet flavours. There’s a small cafe area that serves cheese platters and toasties. The ideal way to experience and enjoy new cheese at its best and tantalise your taste buds for a full-on ‘cheese experience’.
Opposite the cheeses, they sell luxurious little accompaniments that compliment well with the cheeses: loafs of artisam bread, crackers, or various types of jams and Scottish chutneys.
v Jeffrey Street Whisky
Whisky (or Uisce Beatha in Gaelic - translated as ‘’the water of life’’) is the National drink of Scotland. So, if you want to bring home a true memento of your holiday in Scotland... this is surely the way!
An excellent collection of some independent single malts, the finest cigars and spirits alongside an impressive display of tobaccos. While enjoying fantastic whisky you can make your visit educational with a Tasting Session and learn learn about the distilling process and the various steps that create the difference in flavor and color.
Grab some tasty souvenirs and enjoy locally produced eats. Edinburgh is blessed with small family businesses that produce excellent artisan products. Keep an eye out - there will always be a tasty surprise around the corner!
HAVE A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND STAY IN EDINBURGH!
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