Buy local produce from the 10 best delis in Edinburgh


If you’re looking for something special that you won’t find on the supermarket shelf, then independent delicatessens can be something rather special. With so much great food in Scotland, you won’t get better quality than buying local produce from the 10 best delis in Edinburgh.

Sugarhouse Sandwiches

If you’re in need of some lunch on the go, then let Sugarhouse Sandwiches make it for you. Situated along the Royal Mile, you can grab something from the deli counter and enjoy a picnic in the Princes Street Gardens.

The Mouse Hole

Bread and jam, tea and cake, cheese and crackers, these are classic combinations that you can find at the Mouse Hole. Locally produced and available to take away, brought to you with a personal service from the dedicated staff.

181 Delicatessen

It’s the combination of local and continental suppliers, along with home baked goodies that make 181 Delicatessen stand out. Taking pride in the definition of what a deli counter should be.

I J Mellis Cheesemonger

If you like cheese, then you’re in the right place. In 1993, owner Iain Mellis opened his first shop in a cold damp Edinburgh – perfect for storing cheese. Several years on and with other locations opened along the way, Iain certainly knows he’s onto a winner.

Broughton Delicatessen

More than just a deli, at Broughton Delicatessen you can join them in sampling new and interesting flavour combinations.

Valvona & Crolla

Established in 1934 with origins dating back even further, Valvona & Crolla are one of Edinburgh’s oldest delicatessens. Specialising in sourcing from local Scottish suppliers as well as their Italian heritage, they also have a food hall in House of Fraser.

The Caffeine Drip

Great coffee and a good selection of sandwiches and salads, as well as a range of vegan burgers. This South African Café and Bakery are also open for breakfast and lunch to eat in.

Graze on Grassmarket

If you’re looking for healthy and organic food, nibbles or ingredients then Graze is a popular choice. With lots of vegetarian and vegan options, you don’t have to spend your time looking through ingredients listings to check.

Deli Fresco in Leith

Freshly made sandwiches, rolls and wraps. Deli Fresco in Leith is in easy reach from the bus and train stations, available to eat in or take away.

Herbie of Edinburgh

With the straight forward approach of good food coming from good ingredients, Herbie of Edinburgh source only the finest in artisan produce. Whether it’s cheese, pate, bread, wine or preserves, if its worth stocking then Herbie’s will do their best to supply.

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