Cranachan and Crowdie
Bringing some welcome authenticity to the Royal Mile – albeit with a generous selection of shortbread for visitors – is, ironically, American Beth Edberg. Her deli's smart pine shelves show off the knowledge of the food scene she's picked up over 13 years of Scottish living. She and Fiona McEwan are working to stock the best of edible Scotland, from smoked salmon to craft beer, not forgetting Puffin Poo (chocolate, marshmallow and crisped rice, rolled in coconut, from the Shetland Fudge Company – another one for the tourists). They're working hard to find the line between a heart-of-tartan location and their genuine desire to stock good, artisan food not easily found in Edinburgh.
At Cranachan & Crowdie you’ll find all those quintessential Scottish food and drink souvenirs from thistle-shaped shortbread down to local haggis.
Fiona and Beth personally curate an exciting range that includes 33 small batch Scottish Gin, different types of oatcakes alongside oodles of accompanying jams, marmalades and chutneys. Not to mention traditional Black Bun, award winning Charlotte Flower chocolates, traditional and whisky tablet and even Scottish dog treats.
Those among us with special dietary needs needn’t worry about being left out, as Cranachan & Crowdie offers a fantastic gluten free range to satisfy Scottish-food-cravings.
Cranachan & Crowdie always seek new, small producers, unique artists and craftspeople.
The shop is dog friendly and you’ll most likely find Caley, their Scottish Labradoodle there too. She’s the shops shortbread quality control manager!
They’ll even wrap everything up in a gift basket for you! Gift certificates and shipping are also available.
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