Taste Test - Delis

  • The List
  • 2 April 2009

From top left to bottom right: Earthy, Delizique, Heart Buchanan, Real Foods, The Store and Grassroots.

33–41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh, 0131 667 2967, www.earthy.co.uk
Mon–Fri 8.30am–7.30pm; Sat 8.30am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
This indie supermarket sells fairly-traded, local, seasonal and organic produce, from in and around Edinburgh. Choose from a range of fresh fruit, meat, fish, biscuits, teas, beers and lots more. Online shopping and home delivery are also available.

66 and 70 Hyndland Street, Partick, Glasgow, 0141 339 2000/ 0141 339 7180, www.delizique.co.uk
Mon–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat–Sun 9am–8pm.
A one-stop shop providing the best of ingredients and takeaway dishes, with an in-store bakery that produces bread and pastries daily, as well as pizza for delivery. A couple of doors down, Cafezique offers a sit-in option.

Heart Buchanan
380 Byres Road, Glasgow, 0141 334 7626, www.heartbuchanan.co.uk
Mon–Fri 8.30am–9.30pm; Sat 9am–9.30pm; Sun noon–7pm.
Fi Buchanan set up her shop over seven years ago and it’s flourished to become one of Glasgow’s finest delis. The onsite chef prepares dishes using local produce every day. If you take your own dish they’ll even prepare your dinner in it for you.

Real Foods
8 Brougham Street and 37 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, 0131 228 1201 / 0131 557 1911, www.realfoods.co.uk See website for opening hours.
With over 30 years trading and over 10,000 products, Real Foods is the largest Scottish retailer of organic, veggie and special diet foods. Both branches stock dried fruit, cereals, ethnic foods and a staggering selection of health supplements.

The Store
13 Comely Bank Rd, Edinburgh, 0131 315 0030, www.thestorecompany.co.uk
Mon–Thu 10am–6.30pm; Fri/Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
Opened in 2000, the award-winning Store has a Stockbridge outlet plus a shop on its farm in Foveran, Aberdeenshire. Specialising in lamb and beef raised on the farm,through to pesticide-free vegetables. Chef prepared meals are also available.

20 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, 0141 353 3278, www.grassrootsorganic.com
Mon–Wed 8am–6pm; Thu/Fri 8am–7pm; Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
A friendly, wholefood haven selling nuts, seeds, oils, herbs and spices. The fridge is bursting with savoury treats, while the deli counter displays freshly prepared meals and snacks such as frittata and hummus.

For more info on where to buy Scottish produce, check out The Larder, or look out for our Independent Shopping Guide.